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    Gawad Saka National Technical Committee validates VSU professor as finalist in the national search for Outstanding Agricultural Scientist

    A group of eight-member National Technical Committee for the Gawad Saka came to the Visayas State University (VSU) on July 12-13, 2013 for field validation of the nomination of Dr. Erlinda A. Vasquez, professor of PhilRootcrops and 2012 Regional Gawad Saka Outstanding Agricultural Scientist awardee, to the 2013 National Gawad Saka Search for Outstanding Agricultural Scientist. Read more>>

     ViCARP gets a grand slam in PCARRD's Biennial Search for Outstanding Institution, Research Administrator and Scientist

    There is a reason for the Visayas Consortium for  Agriculture and Resources Program  (ViCARP) and its lead institution, the Visayas  State University (VSU), to celebrate. This is because for the first time in the history Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD), one of the 13 councils of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), that an R & D consortium has won  three major awards—the Tanglaw Award, the PANTAS for Research Administrator and the P A N T A S for Researcher/Scientist categories. Read more>> 

    ViCARP gets a grand slam in PCARRD's Biennial Search for Outstanding Institution, Research Administrator and Scientist

    There is a reason for the Visayas Consortium for  Agriculture and Resources Program  (ViCARP) and its lead institution, the Visayas  State University (VSU), to celebrate. This is because for the first time in the history Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD), one of the 13 councils of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), that an R & D consortium has won  three major awards—the Tanglaw Award, the PANTAS for Research Administrator and the P A N T A S for Researcher/Scientist categories. Read more>> 

    PhilRootcrops Staff Finalize the Strategic Plan

    In light of the challenges of climate change, the persistence of poverty and food insecurity, and the increasing demands of rootcrops for industrial uses and micro and small enterprises, PhilRootcrops must respond with strategies that are effective leading to efficiency in rootcrop production and sustainability of efforts. Strategic Planning activities were in line with this response starting with two sessions in 2009 that built on previous planning initiatives. Read more>>   

    PhilRootcrops Staff Joins Cassava Fest Celebration

    Tudela, Camotes, Cebu - Five PhilRootcrops staff teamed as festivalgoers to the 5th Cassava Festival held at the Municipal Gym on May 20, 2006 Saturday. Read more>>   

    SAGO Keeps Researchers on the GO!

    Left out by its very popular look-alike, the coconut, sago palm has almost taken the route of the forgotten crops. Thanks to the 1st Philippine Sago Symposium. The route sees a bright detour towards promising possibilities. Read more>>

    PhiRootcrops Researcher bagged 2008 Regional R&D

    Dr. Daniel Leslie S. Tan, a senior researcher of the Philippine Root Crop Research and Training Center (PhilRootcrops) was one of the nine winners during the 2008 Regional R and D competitions conducted by cluster by the Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development (PCIERD). Read more>>   

    PhilRootcrops researchers reap most awards in regl R&D symposium

    Researches from PhilRootcrops reaped most awards during the 15th Regional R&D Symposium on August 19, 2003. The Outstanding Applied Research Project was Potential of Sweetpotato for Pickle Production of Dr. Julie Tan, while Sweetpotato Diagnotes CD: A Training and Support Tool in Diagnosing Sweetpotato Problems headed by Dr. Erlinda A. Vasquez bested the 21 entries for the Poster Contest. Read more>>     

    PhilRootcrops Engineers Shine in Nat'l Research Symposium

    Two of PhilRootcrops engineers brought home their 1st-Runner Up finish in the recently concluded DA-BAR National Research Symposium held at the DA-BAR Complex, Diliman, Quezon City on October 3-5, 2005. Read more>>

    PhilRootcrops Staff Attended GIS Training

    Three PhilRootcrops staff attended the Training on Introduction to GIS and Web GIS Application for Enhanced Local and Environmental Governance on November 12-16, 2007 held at the Medical Transcription Room (High School Library), VSU. These included Engr. Alan B. Loreto, an agricultural engineer and the in-charge of VSU Webpage, Engr. Dale P. Loreto, a computer engineer and Engr. Ral-jie S. Managbanag, an agricultural engineer. Read more>> 

    PhilRootcrops released Official Statement on the Alleged Mabini, Bohol Poisoning

    PhilRootcrops released its official statement on the alleged cassava poisoning incident in Mabini, Bohol in an interview with ABS-CBN Cebu on March 14, 2005. Read more>>  

    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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