UP Center for International Studies to host Study Trip to the Philippines of University of Gastronomic Sciences, Italy

Students of University of Gastronomic Sciences, Pollenzo Italy and the Batad Rice Terraces in Banaue, Ifugao last February 2016.

The European Studies Division of University of the Philippines Diliman Center for International Studies (UPCIS) shall be hosting the Second Study Trip to the Philippines of the University of Gastronomic Sciences (UNISG) in Pollenzo, Italy from February 13-23, 2017. This activity is an extension activity of UPCIS in partnership with Slow Negros Convivium.

Prof. Raymond Macapagal, Coordinator of the European Studies Division of UPCIS, is helping manage the trip with the aim of introducing the European students to the various aspects of Philippine agriculture and food culture. This immersion will also expose them to various ethnicities in the country that will make them aware of the customs and traditions that interconnect with these foodways.

During their study trip, they will be visiting the provinces of Negros Occidental, Cavite, and Batangas.

In Negros Occidental the UNISG students will visit the Humayan Ministry Farm to learn about rice production, and the Hawaiian Philippine Company’s organic farm to learn how sugarcane is processed. In addition, the students will also see the various natural sanctuaries and marine reserves that the place has to offer such as those on Danjugan Island, Cauayan.

In the Southern Luzon leg of their tour, they will learn the culture of coffee production and cacao farming in Amadeo and Silang, Cavite, respectively. While in Talisay, Batangas, they will observe freshwater aquaculture in the scenic Taal Lake.

During the First Study Trip to the Philippines of UNISG in 2016, the students had the opportunity to visit the Batad Rice Terraces in Ifugao, and visited four other provinces namely, Mountain Province, Benguet, Pangasinan, and Zambales to learn about local food culture. They also conducted a tasting workshop of Piedmontese wines and cheeses at the UPCIS.

For more information about the study trip, you may contact Prof. Raymond A. Macapagal through batadklp@gmail.com

Posted: February 17, 2017 16:53