The Council


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). PCAARRD was established on June 22, 2011 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).

The Council formulates policies, plans and programs for science and technology-based research and development in the different sectors under its concern. It coordinates, evaluates, and monitors the national research and development (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.

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 and Resources Research and Development Network composed of national multi- and single-commodity and regional R&D centers, cooperating stations, and specialized agencies.

As such PCAARRD has been a potent arm 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


2014 Northern Luzon Cluster S&T Fair/Cagayan
Tue Sep 02 @08:00am - 05:00pm
33rd ACIAR Policy Advisory Council Meeting/ACIAR, Canberra, Australia
Tue Sep 02 @08:00am - 05:00pm
27th National Rice R&D Conference/PhilRice, Muñoz, Nueva Ecija
Wed Sep 03 @08:00am - 05:00pm
ACIAR-PCAARRD Southern Philippines Horticulture Program Annual Review/Davao City
Wed Sep 03 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Swine Breeder Farm Accreditation Program (SBFAP) Technical Working Group Visit to International Swine Genetics, Inc./Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Wed Sep 03 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Assist PCC in developing Farmers’ Livestock School/Tagaytay City
Wed Sep 03 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Event Management Team Meeting
Thu Sep 04 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Meeting regarding Sugarcane R&D Proposal/SRA and AMMDA, Metro Manila
Mon Sep 08 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Mango R&D Program Annual Review and Planning Meeting
Mon Sep 08 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Regular Meeting for the project “Development of Decision Support Tools on SLM as a key to Address Abiotic Stresses in areas Vulnerable to Climate Change”/BSWM, Q.C.
Tue Sep 09 @08:00am - 05:00pm