Ongoing Research Projects

    Varietal Improvement

    NCTP for Cassava

    J.L. Bacusmo

    Varietal Improvement of Cassava (Phase VI)

    J.L. Bacusmo

    NRCCTP – Sweetpotato

    D.O. Ferraren and J.L. Bacusmo

    Breeding Sweetpotato for Yield and Quality (Phase IV)

    J.L. Bacusmo and F.P. Godoy

    NRCCTP – Yam Component

    D.O. Ferraren and N.L. Pido

    NRCCTP – Gabi at VSU

    D.O. Ferraren and D.V. Belmonte Jr.

    Taro Breeding for Adaptability to Different Agronomic Management Schemes and Environmental Conditions

    PRCRTC Proj 077

    D.O. Ferraren

    Crop Production

    Pest management

    Development of Lateral Flow Immunosorbent Assay (LFIA) Detection List for Phytoplasma in Cassava

    E.A. Vasquez

    Screening of 48-NSIC Registered Cassava Varieties for Resistance to Red Spider Mites

    E.A. Vasquez

    Screening of 48-NSIC Registered Cassava Varieties for Resistance/Tolerance to Phytoplasma Infection

    E.A. Vasquez and J.L.Bacusmo

    Cost Effective IPM in the Production of Quality Planting Materials

    E.A. Vasquez

    Post-Harvest Processing


    Support Systems for Sweetpotato Value Chain Development and Establish SP Value Chains in Leyte – Samar

    J.R. Roa

     Improving Cassava Value Chains for Food, Dried Grates, Flour Products in Selected Areas in the Philippines

    J.R. Roa

    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

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

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