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Vision

The Office envisions itself to be a frontier for research and development programs and excellent projects for global competitiveness.  It serves as a venue for providing adequate knowledge and developing appropriate technologies, processes, management schemes, information systems and services adaptive to sustainable agro-industrial productivity and as a support to the College’s instruction, extension and training and production services.

Mission

To develop packages of appropriate technologies, processes and systems adaptive to sustainable agro-industrial productivity.

Goal

To increase productivity in the region in particular and in the country in general through sensitive, sustainable and appropriate technologies relevant to the needs of agro-industrializing communities.

Core Values

R- Relevant Researches

E- Environment-friendly technology

S- Sustainability

E- Efficient governance

A- Action-oriented goals and objectives

R - Reliability

C - Commitment

H - Human sensitivity

Program Components

  • Expansion of agro-forestry programs to include researches on biodiversity conservation and proper utilization of natural resources;
  • Implementation of priority commodity research programs;
  • Conduct socio-economic researches and entrepreneurship to eventually come up with policy formulation and implementation;
  • Intensification of farming system programs which include crop-livestock integration and improved utilization of farm resources and indigenous farm by-products;
  • Conduct action research programs on community resource development. 
  • Conduct researches on post-harvest facilities;
  • Research quality improvement by commissioning faculty members who have potentials for research and whose fields of specialization are different from those required by PCARRD and DOST.  They will act as support force such as statistician, editor, critic, analyst, and the like for non-science and science research areas;
  • Manpower development which can be done through continuous exposure to seminars, workshops, training and scholarships to relevant fields of specialization; and
  • Expansion of research laboratories through grants from other agencies such as Department of Agriculture, DOST, and others.

Targets

  • Improved management of the research and development program;
  • Effective and creative use of indigenous and foreign technologies;
  • Efficient and sufficient research and development manpower and facilities;
  • Establishment and expansion of research and development centers for identified commodities suitable to the service area.
  • Close coordination and linkages with the Office of Extension and Training for identification of people’s needs and immediate dissemination of research-generated technologies which are the results of interdisciplinary, inter-unit and multi-functional research approach;
  • Improved quality of researches that suit the needs of the changing times and which are geared towards globalization;
  • Close coordination with funding agencies and other linkages that assist in the implementation of relevant research and development projects; and
  • Establishment and expansion of research and development centers for identified commodities suitable to the service area.

R & D Focus

  • Farm system development
  • Environmentally-friendly agriculture
  • Rehabilitation of degraded and marginal resources systems
  • Food and agriculture policy
  • Forest resources management
  • Agro-industry/agribusiness

R&D AGENDA FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS

  • Continued R&D capability development program
  • Knowledge, technology and/or innovation generation on priority commodities
  • Human resources development in science and technology
  • Generation of external funds for R&D
  • Assist in providing training on intellectual property rights
  • Package appropriate technologies for commercialization
  • Upgrading of R&D laboratory facilities