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.

Contact Information

PhilRootcrops, VSU,Visca, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines 6521-A
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