RDE Agenda

The following are the research, development and extension activities being pursued;

  • breeding for high productivity, good quality and stress tolerance
  • generation of sustainable and profitable production systems
  • evolvement of integrated pest management technologies
  • development of appropriate post production technologies
  • design and production of suitable tools, equipment and machines for production and processing
  • production of new rootcrop-based food products
  • development of database for socioeconomic, policy formulation and research direction
  • acceleration of rootcrop technology transfer to intended clientile
Program 1 (FOOD): Improvement and Use Diversification of Rootcrops for Food
Program 2 (STARCH): Improvement and Use Diversification of Root Crop Starch
Program 3 (FEED): Enhancing Availability, Quality and Cost Compititiveness of Rootcrop Feeds
Program 4 (SPECIAL PROGRAM): Cassava for Peace and Development in Muslim Mindanao

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
Telephone / Fax No.: +63 (053)563-7229 Trunkline: +63 (053) 565 0600 local 1063
Email: lindvasq@yahoo.com | philrootcrops@vsu.edu.ph
For queries, comments, and suggestions, kindly email us.
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