IFSU sets plan on Knowledge Mgmt System for IRT

To strategize the scope of Knowledge Management System (KMS) for the Ifugao Rice Terraces (IRT), Ifugao State University (IFSU) conducted a research planning on February 21, 2023, at the Multipurpose Hall, 3rd-floor Admin building, Lamut campus.

Through the activity, researchers and staff from Research and Development, Extension, Intellectual Property Creative Works, and Technology Business Management Center, IFSU campuses, and colleges were able to identify possible research areas for KMS. These include the demographic and geographic profiling of IRT sites, cultural practices, customs and traditions, and IRT current trends, among others. Further, the use of Augmented Reality was also introduced to provide an interactive experience that combines the real world and computer-generated content.

Vice President for Research Development, Extension, and Training (RDET) Dr. Marissa P. Bulong said that in order to create a KMS for IRT, doing research shall be the key component.

“KMS is a cutting-edge technology-driven tool for conserving the IRT as a living cultural heritage thus coming up with organized and systematized pertinent data, documents, and researches of the IRT are needed,” added Dr. Bulong.

With the presence of KMS, shared IRT - Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems Center Director Judy C. Baggo, sharing of knowledge products will be easily accessible for the Heritage sites of Banaue, Hungduan, Kiangan, and Mayoyao for their appropriate actions. Researchers and cultural heritage conservation institutions and national line agencies can also benefit from the Project for their programs and projects pertaining to the IRT.

Moreover, KMS on IRT also addresses the lack of data on IRT and other cultural properties. The KMS center for the IRT will provide timely and appropriate data for SOC reports and review for the IRT master plan, heritage impact assessment, and state of conservation report of IRT.