RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT         

        The Philippine Rootcrop Research and Training Center (PhilRootcrops) at the Visayas State University is the lead agency for rootcrop research and development in the country (P.D. 1107) and works with local and international research and development organizations. It is driven to link local rootcrop growers to dynamic markets by working with key industry players including micro-small entrepreneurs, NGOs and other RDE partners to provide better opportunities especially to smallholder farmers.

Root and Tuber Crops

  • Important food and cash crops in the tropics adaptable to wide range of environment
  • Good quality dietary fiber
  • Low glycemic index, best for diabetic-prone
  • Rich energy source, vitamins and minerals, anti-oxidants and anthocyanins
  • Diverse uses for food, feeds, starch and other industrial products
  • Increasing use in health and functional foods
  • Low input
  • Climate-smart farming
  • Fit to organic agriculture

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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