Research and Development
A total of 28 papers were presented for evaluation during the PAC 26th Agency In-House Review for Completed and On-going Researches on August 22, 2013. On the other hand, the 2nd Research Forum was held on November 20, 2013 at the PAC Audio Visual Center with 80 participants from different institutes. In this forum, nine faculty members who have recently graduated presented their MS thesis / PhD dissertations.
The output from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)–funded project entitled "Biomass Resource Assessment on Selected Sites of Luzon" was finally completed and presented to USAID officials at the US Embassy on September 24, 2013. Dr. Soriano, Engr. Tanquilut and Mr. Rafael represented the research team. Meanwhile, a total funding assistance of PhP 3 million by the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office III was approved for the "On Farm Evaluation of Rice-Based Farming Systems in Three Agro-Ecological Zones under Rainfed Environment" and an inception meeting for this project was conducted on June 24, 2013.
The Alternative Low Input Agriculture System (ALIAS) Center was certified as an Organic Farm by Ecoland while its trademark/logo has been registered with the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines.