Cagayan Valley Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (CVAARRD) Consortium
Establishment and Membership
The Cagayan Valley Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research and Development (CVAARRD) Consortium is a conglomerate of 20 national government and private agencies and academic institutions that strived to promote science and technology applications for agriculture, aquatic, forestry and natural resources (AANR) sectors and provide the venue for joint planning, monitoring, evaluation and sharing of resources through collaborative interventions among its member institutions through the implementation of R&D management and coordination, strategic R&D, R&D results utilization, capability building and governance, and policy analysis and advocacy.
The consortium history dates back to September 10, 1976 when the Cagayan Valley Agricultural Complex (CVARC) emerged through a Memorandum of Agreement between the Philippine Council for Agricultural Resources Research (PCARR), the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) and the Cagayan Valley Institute of Technology (CVIT). CVARC was renamed Cagayan Valley Integrated Agricultural Research System (CVIARS) on November 17, 1978 as a result of the merging of CVIT and the Isabela State College of Agriculture (ISCA) earlier in June 1978, into the Isabela State University (ISU). ISU was identified as Regional Center under the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) national network of research centers and stations.
The CVIARS setup was a partnership of ISU with BPI, the Philippine Tobacco Administration (PTA), and the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), to pump prime development programs of region 2. In five years, more agencies in region 2 became members of CVIARS which included Cagayan State University, Department of Agriculture (DA), Nueva Vizcaya State Institute of Technology (NVSIT), and National Economic & Development Authority (NEDA).
CVIARS had since remained as the mechanism for planning, coordinating, implementing, and monitoring and evaluation of research activities on agriculture and natural resources in region 2 until November 25, 1988 when CVIARS was converted into a research consortium, the Cagayan Valley Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium (CVARRD). With PCAARRD’s new engagement to all consortia in June 2015, the consortium integrated the aquatic sectors in its mandate, thus CVARRD became CVAARRD. Through the approval of the Regional R&D Council and the Executive Board of the consortium in April 26, 2021, the word “Natural” is added in the meaning of CVAARRD to make it Cagayan Valley Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium.
The consortium is composed of 20 member institutions. Six (6) of which are state universities and colleges; five (6) DA offices; one (1) Local Government Unit (LGU); two (2) DOST offices; one (1) NGO; one (2) DENR offices; one (1) DTI office; and one (1) NEDA office. Fourteen (14) of these agencies are R&D implementing agencies and six (6) are non-R&D implementing agencies. The following are the consortium member institutions:
- Isabela State University, Echague, Isabela
- Nueva Vizcaya State University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
- Cagayan State University, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
- Quirino State University, Diffun, Quirino
- Basco State College, Basco, Batanes
- University of La Salette, Santiago City, Isabela
- Department of Agriculture-RFO02, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
- Department of Environment & Natural Resources-R02, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
- Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources-R02, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
- Department of Trade & Industry-R02, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
- Department of Science & Technology-R02, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
- National Economic & Development Authority-R02, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
- ATI-Regional Training Center-R02, San Mateo, Isabela
- National Tobacco Administration-R02, Ilagan City, Isabela
- Philippine Rice Research Institute-Isabela Branch, San Mateo, Isabela
- ERDB-WWRRDEC, Baguio City
- Mabuwaya Foundation Incorporated, Cabagan, Isabela
- City Government of Santiago
A regional center of excellence in research and technology management providing leadership and policy direction in advancing the agriculture, aquatic, and natural resources sectors to significantly contribute to suitable development and to the improvement of the quality of life of the people in Cagayan Valley.
A commitment to provide and implement inter-institutional mechanisms that can effectively focus and harness the R&D capabilities, programs and resources of various institutions in Cagayan Valley Region towards the attainment of goals and aspirations of its people.
Citrus, specifically satsuma and ponkan mandarins, makes Region 02 no. 1 in the country with over 45% share in production volume.The region has its Cagayan Valley Citrus Industry Development Council and the Citrus Resources Research and Development Center in NVSU as a DOST-NICER. Current R and D thrusts focus on quality planting materials production, pest and disease management, zero-waste fruit processing and product development, advocacy on applications of best orchard practices, and improved packing house operations.
It is a woody, hollow-stemmed grass which is considered one of the fastest growing wood plants (one meter in approximately 24 hours; reaches full height and diameter in 80-110 days; and matures -- ready for harvesting-- in about 4-5 years). It is a non-timber forest product with multivariate functions such as a) production function; b) environmental protection function; c) cultural function; and d) aesthetic function.
Goat raising is a thriving livestock enterprise and was popularized as one of the main livestock enterprises in region 2. The developed modality and implemented activities thru the collaborations of DOST-PCAARRD, CVAARRD, Cagayan Valley Small Ruminants Research Center (ISU-CVSRRC) and the DOST-PCAARRD-ISU Agri-Aqua Technology Business Incubation Program, promotes science-based goat production as a sustainable enterprise in 96 municipalities in 27 provinces across 10 regions benefitting 3,000 goat raisers.
|Project Title||Implementing Agency|
|Program Title: Enhancing Productivity and Supply Chain of Banana Industry in Cagayan Valley||Cagayan State University|
|Project 1. Documentation, Supply Chain Analysis, Production Efficiency and Marketing Analysis of Banana in Cagayan Valley Region|
|Project 2. Occurrence, Distribution and Symptomatology of Banana Bunchy Top Disease (BBTB) in Cagayan Valley Region|
|Project 3. Rehabilitation and Adaptability Trails of Lakatan and Saba Varieties of Banana in Cagayan|
|Establishment of the "Valley InnoHub": Cagayan Valley Modular Multi-Industry Innovation Center||Nueva Vizcaya State University|
|Component 3: NVSU Seamless Unified DOST Project M&E thru Communications System Upgrades of the Project "DOST-PCAARRD CVAARRD Seamless Unified DOST Project M&E thru Communication System Upgrades|
|DOST-PCAARRD-CVAARRD Seamless Unified DOST Project M&E thru Communication System Upgrades||Cagayan State University|
|Component 2: Smart Project Monitoring and Evaluation System of CSU in the New Normal|
|Automatic Fire Incidence (AFI) Monitoring and Response System|
|Regional Agri-Aqua Technology Business Incubation in CVAARRD||Isabela State University|
|DOST-PCAARRD-ISU Agri Aqua Technology Business Incubation Phase 3|
|Regional Agribusiness Hub in Region 2|
|National Citrus Research and Development Program||Nueva Vizcaya State University|
|Component 3: NVSU Seamless Unified DOST Program M&E thru Communication System Upgrades|
|Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development |
Isabela State University (ISU)
Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR)
Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 2 (DA-RFO-02)
Cagayan State University (CSU)
|Department of Agriculture – Agriculture Training Institute (DA-ATI-02)|
Department of Science and Technology (DOST-R02)
Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)
|Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU)|
|Batanes State College (BaSCo)|
|Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR – R02)|
|Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-R02)|
|Quirino State University (QSU)|
|University of La Salette (ULS)|
|National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-R02)|
|Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-R02)|
|Mabuwaya Foundation, Inc.|
|National Tobacco Administration (NTA-Isabela)|
|Watershed and Water Resources Research Development and Extension Center (WWRRDEC)|
City Government of Santiago
|Office Address:||ISU-CVAARRD Complex, Isabela State University, San Fabian, Echague, Isabela 3309|