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Caraga Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (CCAARRD)


Establishment and Membership
The consortium started in 1997 as Caraga Consortium for Agriculture, and Resources Research and Development (Caraga CARRD). It was first put under the care of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) as its base agency and was later transferred to the Northern Mindanao State Institute of Science and Technology (NORMISIST), now the Caraga State University (CSU). Due to operational and financial constraints, its operation was temporarily halted in 2012. On May 4, 2017, the consortium underwent an organizational revival and transformation with the two (2) SUCs and four (4) government line agencies as its new core members namely; Caraga State University (CSU), Surigao State College of Technology (SSCT), PCAARRD, DOST, NEDA, DENR-Forest and Wetland Research, Development and Extension Center (FWRDEC) and PhilRice.

With the revival of the consortium and after five years of silence, the Caraga stakeholders of sustainable development worked together again to streamline and dovetail efforts toward the advancement of agriculture, aquatic, forestry, and natural resources (AAFNR) sectors of the region. The AAFNR plays a key role in the economy of the region. The Caraga Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (CCAARRD) would like to address the region’s challenges by pooling together resources and expertise with the support from the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources and Development together with the partner-member agencies.
CCAARRD will continually build on its capability to increase the pool of local researchers and build expertise. With its increased membership to 11 agencies, CCAARRD hopes to achieve meaningful R&D outcomes for a sustainable regional development.


Catalyst of a proactive and responsive RDE towards inclusive and sustainable socio-economic growth in the AANR sectors of Caraga Region. 


We empower committed RDE workers and develop resilient entrepreneurial S&T-based AANR communities. 


The consortium for its development over the next five years will have to adapt for its relevance to its stakeholders in the region-conveying the
synergistic benefit the stakeholders can draw out of participating in consortium operations in a tangible or perceptible way. Thus, it has to work
continually on:

  • Equipping its RDE manpower from the member-agencies to form the expert pool for the RDE, information and technology needs of its stakeholders
  • Drawing a clear RDE program to produce significant societal results
  • Surmounting operational challenges through collaborative works, open communication, sharing of proactive measures, strengthened linkages and coordination with consortium partners
  • Increasing the visibility and the significance of consortium operations in the region

The consortium will harness the capability of its working clusters: R&D, knowledge management and technology transfers in service to the
AAFNR sectors of Caraga Region.