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    PhilRootcrops showcases zero-waste processing for sweetpotato

    In an international congress on root and tuber crops, scientists from the Philippine Root Crops Research and Training Center (PhilRootcrops) based in Visayas State University presented an innovative case to process sweet potato, leaving nothing to waste.

    Dr. Daniel Leslie Tan and Dr. Julie Diamante-Tan, both VSU full professors and scientists at PhilRootcrops, presented their work on the “Mechanized Zero-waste Processing System for Sweet potato” during the congress themed “Root and Tuber Crops (RTCs) for Food Security and Climate Change Resilience in Asia”, held from October 17 to 18, 2019 at Luxent Hotel, Quezon City, Manila. Read more>>   

    PhilRootcrops Celebrates 42nd Anniversary

    With its theme “Strengthening RDE Partnerships Towards the Advancement of the Cassava Industry”, the Philippine Root Crop Research and Training Center (PhilRootcrops) celebrated its 42nd Anniversary. As part of the celebration, the center, in collaboration with the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), organized a "Symposium on the Advances of Cassava and other Root Crop Researches and Workshop on Identification of Possible Research Areas and Technologies for Training" on March 20-21, 2019 at the Research and Development Extension (RDE) hall, VSU Baybay City, Leyte. Read more>>   

    VSU faculty-researchers reap reg'l, exeptional alumni awards

    Dr. Anabella B. Tulin, VSU Graduate School Dean, is hailed the 2018 Presidential Lingkod Bayan Regional Awardee of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) in Eastern Visayas. The Presidential Lingkod Bayan Regional Award is annually conferred to public officials who have made relevant contributions to their respective regions. Read more>>    

    CSC confers nat’l public service awards to PhilRootcrops Director, VICAARP

    This year, Dr. Vasquez is among the eight awardees to receive the highest national public service award by CSC as “Lingkod Bayani”. The award is accorded to individuals or groups for their exceptional contribution that has a nationwide impact on public interest, security, and patrimony. Read more>>

    PhilRootcrops Director shortlisted for Nat’l Presidential Service Award

    The Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award is the highest national award accorded to a public official by the Civil Service Commission (CSC). Besides her executive role at PhilRootcrops, Dr. Vasquez is also teaching graduate and undergraduate students, and doing research and extension activities. Read more>>

    PhilRootcrops Celebrates 41 years in RDE Relevance

    The Philippine Root Crops Research and Training Center (PhilRootcrops) celebrated its 41st anniversary with the theme “Rootcrops: Increasing Relevance Through the Years” on March 21, 2018 at the E.N. Bernardo Hall. Read more>>   

    PhilRootcrops Celebrates 40 years in R & D

    Root crop farmers and processors, the agency’s partners, and researchers gathered at the PhilRootcrops headquarters at VSU to celebrate the Ruby anniversary of the country’s lead agency in root crop research, development, and training, March 20-21. Read more>>     

    VSU bares how phytoplasma impair cassava

    Researchers from the Philippine Root Crops Research and Training Center (PhilRootcrops) at VSU revealed for the first time the effect of the phytoplasma disease on the physiological functions of the cassava root crop known scientifically as Manihot esculenta. Read more>> 

    Handbook on arthropod pests and diseases of cassava released

    The handbook on “Arthropod Pests and Diseases of Cassava in the Philippines: An Illustrated Handbook for Identification and Management Guide” by Dr. Erlinda A. Vasquez is now ready for release. Read more>>

    Sweetpotato farmers, processors to become entrepreneurs 

    Participants to this training are expected to become facilitators in the FBS in Hilongos, Baybay, Ormoc, Villaba, Isabel, and Palompon in Leyte, and Basey, Sta. Rita, and Dulag in Samar. They will mentor and monitor the upkeep of the local enterprise groups. Read more>>

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    About PhilRootcrops

    The Philippine Root Crop Research and Training Center (PhilRootcrops) is a government research, development and training institution for root and tuber crops: cassava, sweetpotato, taro, yam, yambean, arrowroot and other rootcrops.
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    Vision, Mission & Goal

    Vision
    Creating wealth, enhancing health, improving lives through roots and tubers
    Mission
    To provide the national leadership in formulating and implementing strategic root crop research and development programs that can reduce poverty and food insecurity
    Goal
    To generate and promote root crop innovations and information that can improve the lives of stakeholders along the root crop value chain.

    Contact Information

    DR. ERLINDA A. VASQUEZ
    Director
    PhilRootcrops, VSU,Visca, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines 6521-A
    Tel No. | Fax No.: (+63)(053)563-7229
    Email: lindvasq@yahoo.com | philrootcrops@vsu.edu.ph
    For queries, comments, and suggestions, kindly email us.
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