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


Public Consultation for the preparation of the final Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of the Sugarcane Industry Development Act (SIDA) of 2015/Quezon City
Fri May 22 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Meeting with the project team of the PCAARRD-funded project titled “Aquaculture Futures: Fish Supply and Demand Scenarios and the Sustainable Growth of Aquaculture in the Philippines”
Fri May 22 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Jackfruit Terminal Program Review/ DA-RFO 8
Fri May 22 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Technology Field Day – STCBF on Rubber/Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte
Fri May 22 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Training Course on Feeds, Feeding on Health Management for Fish Species/SEAFDEC, Iloilo
Sat May 23 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Field visit of “Development of Coconut-based Integrated Income Generating Scheme in Partnership with the Local Government Units and Private Sectors to Reduce Poverty in Oriental Mindoro
Mon May 25 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) Annual R&D Review and Evaluation/BSWM, Q.C.
Wed May 27 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) Annual R&D Review and Evaluation/BSWM, Q.C.
Wed May 27 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Program Review of Integrated Research and Development Program on Biodiversity Assessment of Selected Forest Ecosystems in Central Luzon & Field Visit to CLSU
Wed May 27 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Turnover of Aquaponics Project to BPI-LBNCRDPSC
Sun May 31 @08:00am - 05:00pm