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Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD)STAARRDEC
Ilocos Agriculture and Aquatic Resources Research and Development Consortium (ILAARRDEC) adheres to RESULT-BASED, INDUSTRY-DRIVEN and COMMUNITY EMPOWERED-FOCUSED plans and programs in envisioning, enhancing and strengthening dynamic partnership, sustainable commodity-based ad competitive enterprises.
The Southern Tagalog Region demonstrates the capacity for growth and development in agriculture, natural resources, and industrialization. This region is also home to several private and government institutions; state colleges, and universities; and R&D agencies with a vast pool of scientists and technologists specializing in agriculture, environment, and natural resources abound in the region.
The R&D sector saw the need to genuinely collaborate efforts to boost the agro-industrial and sustainable development in the region. However, the wide geographical spread of the region makes the facilitation and coordination of R&D work difficult. Hence on May 3, 1988, the Southern Tagalog Agriculture, and Resources Research, Development Consortium (STARRDEC) was established thru the partnership of 12 agencies, namely; Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Training Institute Region IV (DA-ATI IV); Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR); Department of Agriculture Region IV (DA-IV); Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region IV (DENR-IV); Department of Science and Technology Region IV (DOST-IV); Don Severino Agricultural College (DSAC); Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB); Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI); National Economic and Development Authority Region IV (NEDA-IV); Philippine Council for Agriculture, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD); Palawan National Agricultural College (PNAC); and University of the Philippines - Los Baños (UPLB). It was based and hosted by UPLB from 1988-2007.
On January 31, 2007, during the 62nd Regional Research and Development Coordinating Committee (RRDCC) Meeting held at UPLB DA-BAR-RDE Network Building, College, Laguna, Resolution No. 4 Series of 2007 was approved declaring the transfer of hosting of the consortium from UPLB to DSAC, now known as Cavite State University (CvSU), to allow other member agencies to host the consortium.
In 2008, CvSU started hosting the consortium. On April 21, 2015, during the RRDCC Chairpersons, Consortium Directors, Fisheries Zonal Center Representatives, and PCAARRD Officials’ Meeting cum Workshop held at Hotel Kimberly, Tagaytay City, the Resolution on Enhancing PCAARRD’s Engagement with the Regional Consortia was approved declaring that the consortia will integrate the agriculture and aquatic sectors and re-engage with PCAARRD reflecting the aquatic sector in acronym thus becoming STAARRDEC.
On December 15, 2015, during the 82nd RRDCC Meeting, the renaming of the consortium to read as the Southern Tagalog Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research, Development and Extension Consortium was approved and was used in 2016 and onwards.
Today, after more than 3 decades from its establishment, the consortium has now 21 member institutions (10 SUCs, 3 National Line Agencies, and 8 Regional Line Agencies) with CvSU as its host agency.
Leading regional consortium in market-driven researches for growth and development.
STAARRDEC shall engage in building agriculture, aquatic, environment, and natural resources research and development programs; technology utilization and commercialization; policy formulation and advocacy; capability building; resource generation; and multi-stakeholder partnerships.
STAARRDEC is mandated to:
Determine the regional research and development priorities including budgetary allocations for specific projects of member-agencies;
Coordinate the planning and implementation of an integrated regional research and development programs and related activities in agriculture, aquatic, environment and natural resources;
Develop strategies to generate RD&E funds, develop RD&E resources, and exercise research management attuned to the Region in support of national goals and priorities;
Develop mechanisms toward the effective utilization of the outputs of RD&E thereby generating employment and enhancing economic growth in the Region;
Initiate and coordinate interagency efforts on the refinement, commercialization, and utilization of technology in partnership with Local Government Units (LGUs); and
Carry out management information and applied communication programs to provide support services, ensure effective dissemination of RD&E information and encourage their utilization by various clients.
The Bicol Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (BCAARRD), an association of government and private institutions whose primary interest is to contribute towards national and regional development through the application of S&T in Agriculture, aquatic, forestry and natural resources sector, with principal office at Bicol University College of Agriculture and Forestry (BUCAF), Guinobatan, Albay represented by Mr. Tomas B. Briñas, regional Research and Development Coordinating Committee (RRDCC) Chairperson.
On 26 January 1976, five (5) research centers/colleges bound themselves under Memorandum of Agreement to form the Bicol Agricultural Research Complex (BARC) to support the National Research Network (NRN) in agriculture and natural resources and to optimize the use of limited resources in the region.
Through the challenging years, it welcomed more members to its fold, and evolved into the lives of the Bicolano farmers. More technologies were generated and adopted that contributed to agricultural development.
Now called the Bicol Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (BCAARRD), it comes to be a partner in countryside development. Its twenty (20) strong and dynamic member institutions with specific mandate, move ahead in pursuit of a common goal. Through the Consor-tium arrangement, the member-agencies are able to optimize the utilization of their human and physical resources on crops, livestock, fisheries, soil and water resources, forestry and socio-economics.
Knowledge-driven, economically-viable industries in Bicol.
Dynamic leader in S&T development, management and governance for inducive industries in the Bicol Region
To institutionalize and promote integrated S&T supportive to the regional and national development.
To effectively utilize research results in attaining the goals of sustainable regional development.
The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) is one of the sectoral councils under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). It was formed through the consolidation of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) and the Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development (PCAMRD) on June 22, 2011 pursuant to Executive Order No. 366.
Originally established in November 1972 as the Philippine Council for Agricultural Research (PCAR), it became the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Resources Research (PCARR) to include mines research in 1975. Affirming the role of S&T in development, PCARR changed its name to Philippine Council for Agriculture and Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) in 1982. The Council was tasked to provide a unified and focused direction for the country’s agricultural research. It then became an apex organization that supports and manages the national network of government and higher education institutions involved in crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries, soil and water, mineral resources, and socio-economic research and development (R&D). In 1987, the Council was renamed the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development but retained the acronym PCARRD. On January 30 of the same year created the Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development (PCAMRD) from the Fisheries Research Division of PCARRD with functions focused on aquatic and marine sectors.
With expanded coverage, functions, and responsibilities, the Council formulates policies, plans, and programs for science and technology-based R&D in the different sectors under its concern. It coordinates, evaluates, and monitors the national R&D efforts in the agriculture, aquatic, and natural resources (AANR) sector. It also allocates government and external funds for R&D and generates resources to support its program.
As the apex Council of the AANR sector, PCAARRD is engaged in active partnerships with international, regional, and national organizations and funding institutions for joint R&D, human resource development and training, technical assistance, and exchange of scientists, information, and technologies. The Council is implementing its program primarily through its Research and Development and Extension Consortia which are located all over the country.
It also supports the National Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Network (NAARRDN) composed of national multi- and single-commodity and regional R&D centers, cooperating stations, and specialized agencies.
Being an ISO 9001:2015-certified agency for its quality management system, PCAARRD is committed to achieving a sustained dynamic leadership in science and technology (S&T) innovation in the AANR sector by providing a strategic leadership in promoting S&T as a platform for AANR products innovation and environment resiliency. Guided by its core values of relevance, excellence, and cooperation, PCAARRD will remain steadfast in catalyzing the Philippine AANR sector toward self-sufficiency and global competitiveness