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) in 2011 pursuant to Executive Order No. 366.
Originally established in 1972 as the Philippine Council for Agricultural Research (PCAR), it became the Philippine Council for Agriculture and Resources Research (PCARR) in 1975. 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 crop, livestock, forestry, fisheries, soil and water, mineral resources, and socioeconomic research and development (R&D).
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) sectors. It also allocates government and external funds for R&D and generates resources to support its program.
As the apex Council, 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.
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 9001:2008-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 sectors 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 sectors toward self-sufficiency and global competitiveness.
Sustained dynamic leadership in science and technology (S&T) innovation in the agriculture, aquatic and natural resources (AANR) sectors
Provide strategic leadership in promoting S&T as a platform for AANR products innovation and environment resiliency
- Formulate policies, plans, projects, and strategies for S&T development in the agriculture, forestry, aquatic and natural resources sectors
- Program and allocate government and external funds generated for R&D efforts in the agriculture, forestry, marine and natural resources sectors
- Monitor research and development (R&D) projects
- Generate external funds for its R&D activities