Francisco Fronda Biography, Contribution

Francisco Fronda is a Filipino scientist who is widely considered as the “Father of Poultry Science in the Philippines”.

Personal Information
Full Name – Francisco M. Fronda
Birth Date : December 22, 1896
Died : February 17, 1986
Birthplace : Aliaga, Nueva Ecija, Philippines

Education
College : University of the Philippines (1919)
Course : Agriculture
Master : Poultry Science from Cornell University (1920)
Doctorate : Poultry Science from Cornell University (1922)

Career Highlights
1925-1939 – Professor, University of the Philippines Los Baños

Contribution to Science
* Wrote several articles on poultry science and worked extensively to improve the breed of ‘Cantonese’ Chicken and ducks the results of which were called ‘Fronducks’

Books Published
“Tips on Poultry Production”

Awards
1983 – National Scientist of the Philippines
July 29, 1982 – Doctor of Science, honoris causa by Her Royal Highness the Crown Princess of Thailand

RELATED: List of Famous Filipino Scientist and Their Contributions

See also: List of Famous Filipino Authors and Their Books

See also: Famous People from Nueva Ecija

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  1. Dr. Fronda was first recognized as the Father of Poultry in Thailand. The King gave him that title because he had worked very closely with the Thai people to improve poultry. A couple of years after, he was given that same title in the Philippines. But let it be known that he was first recognized in Thailand for his valuable contribution. He is also the father of Dr. Obdulia Fronda Sison, the first woman summa cum laude of the University of the Philippines at Los Banos.

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