Western Mindanao Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESMAARRDEC)
Establishment and Membership
Twenty years ago, a group of 12 government agencies in Region 9 entered into an agreement to jointly undertake the establishment and management of the regional sectoral research and development consortium for Western Mindanao. This group was named as Western Mindanao Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESMARRDEC) with the Department of Agriculture IX (DA-IX) as host agency from 1987-1996. The stewardship of the consortium was passed-on to Philippine Coconut Authority-Zamboanga Research Center (PCA-ZRC) on March 01, 1996. Four years after, Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) hosted the consortium up to the present.
For more than 28 years of existence, WESMAARRDEC with its 23 – member agencies have gone a long way in coordinating regional research, development and extension activities from planning, monitoring, evaluating priority programs and related activities, coordinating Research and Development endeavors and providing the AANR sectors in Western Mindanao ready access to appropriate technologies for increased productivity and sustainable development. Likewise, it has developed strategies for the implementation of a dynamic system of research and development and extension management attuned to the development in the region to maximize the generation, verification, exchange and use of research results and information to support regional as well as national development.
In 2015, WESMARRDEC was renamed WESMAARRDEC as the result of unification of Aquatic and Agriculture R&D Institutions into the consortium structure.
- 17 Research and Development Institutes
- 6 Non-Research and Development Institute
An innovatively competitive enterprising leader in a sustainable and harmonious multi-culturally inspired Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources (AANR) sectors of Western Mindanao with social responsibility and strong industry linkages.
To serve as the regional venue for the planning and evaluation & coordination of RDE endeavors and empower Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources (AANR) sectors in Western Mindanao and provide access to appropriate technologies for increased productivity and sustainable development.
- To identify location-specific strategies for research and development and technology transfer programs on priority commodities of Western Mindanao
- To create opportunities for the establishment of community partnerships and Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources (AANR) – Industry linkage engagements
- To advocate policy reforms that fosters sustainable and profitable resource utilization.
- To capacitate the human resource capital of the consortium.
Processed Foods (Sardines)
Bottled and canned sardines contribute significantly to the socio-economic development of Zamboanga Peninsula.
Rubber is a key product of the region and its production continuously increases annually.
ZamPen Native Chicken
ZamPen Native chicken has a high quality of protein meat. It is known for its resilience and high tolerance to diseases.
|Project Title||Implementing Agency|
|Establishment of Foundation Breeding Herd of ZamPen Native Pig||Western Mindanao State University and J.H. Cerilles State College|
|Upgrading of the R&D Facilities of the DOST-PCAARRD-WMSU Agri-Aqua Technology Business Incubator||Western Mindanao State University|
|WMSU IP-TBM Phase II: Patent Mining Project for Native Chicken||Western Mindanao State University|
|DOST-PCAARRD-WMSU Agri-Aqua Technology Business Incubator Phase 2 Advance Incubation||Western Mindanao State University|
|Native Chicken Research and Development Center||Western Mindanao State University|
|Development of Satellite Socio-Economic Research and Data Analytics Centers (SERDAC) for Improved Socio-Economic Research Capacity in the Philippines||Western Mindanao State University|
|Department of Science and Technology Niche Center in the Region (NICER) Program: Establishment of a Seaweed Research and Development Center (SeaRDec) to Support the Seaweed Industry in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)||Mindanao State University - Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography|
|Development of an Efficient Rubber Tapping Devices for the Improvement of Rubber Latex Harvesting||Philippine Rubber Research Institute|
|Evaluation of Promising Rubber Clone as Clonal Rootstocks||Department of Agriculture - Regional Field Office IX|
|Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development |
|Department of Science and Technology Regional Office IX|
|Department of Agriculture - Regional Field Office IX (DA-RFO IX)|
|Western Mindanao State University|
|National Economic and Development Authority IX|
|Department of Environment and Natural Resources- Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau- Forest and Wetland Research Development and Extension Center (DENR-ERDB-FWRDEC)|
|Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research|
|Jose Rizal Memorial State University (JRMSU) - Katipunan Campus|
|Jose Rizal Memorial State University – Tampilisan|
|Department of Agriculture – Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority IX|
|JH Cerilles State College Main|
|Philippine Coconut Authority-Zamboanga Research Center (PCA-ZRC)|
|Agricultural Training Institute - Regional Training Center IX|
|Department of Trade and Industry IX|
|Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology|
|Kasanyangan Rural Development Foundation, Inc. (KRDFI)|
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources IX
|Philippine Rubber Research Institute|
Mindanao State University – Buug
|Mindanao State University –Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography|
Basilan State College
|Jose Rizal Memorial State University – Dapitan|
Office of the City Agriculturist – Zamboanga City
Sulu State College (SSC)
Tawi-Tawi Regional Agricultural College (TRAC)
|Office Address:||Ground Floor, University Library, Western Mindanao State University, Normal Road, Baliwasan 7000 Zamboanga City, Philippines|