The Research Program is an integral component of the Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology which aims on working for the generation / development of priority technologies and information, as well as verification, piloting and commercialization of the technologies resulting to economically feasible, socially acceptable and environmentally sound and technology-based enterprises. 

The program essentially operates to realize its primordial task of pushing the frontiers of knowledge in the different academic disciplines offered by the College in accordance with the mandates and to put this knowledge into utilization by the intended clientele.

The Institutional Research Agenda

Priority areas

Indicative Projects/ Researchable Areas

1. Environment and Agricultural Practices

Time-series  study on agrometeorological conditions

Characterization of selection environments for crop varieties

Species adaption, shift and composition due to climate change

Impact assessment  of climate change to agriculture sector

2. Waste Management/ Utilization

Community practice on solid waste management

Farm/Household management practices of solid wastes

Status of implementation of solid waste management of the LGUs

Use of wastes into feeds, fertilizers, etc.

Environment impact assessment of processing wastes

3. Productivity Enhancement and Production Management System

Development of location-specific  nutrient management technologies

Crop establishment and water management technologies

Development of mass propagation methods/techniques for crops

Development of pest management technologies for different crop  ecosystems

Development of postharvest technologies

Pest and disease profiling in major areas

Off-season production of crops

Identification of suitable  low cost feed ingredients for poultry and livestock

Alternative housing system for poultry

4. Post-production and Processing Technologies

Improving product quality

Value-adding in specific commodities for increased profitability/development of new products

Prolonging shelf-life products

Establishing common quality standards for various products and processes

5. Organic Farming

Development of non-chemical methods of controlling pests and diseases

Organic fertilizer enrichment with  biologically active microorganisms

Studies on long-term effects and dynamics of organic fertilizer

Use if indigenous composting activators/agents

Development or enhancement of natural technology in animal production

6. Community Integration and Adaptation Strategies

Technology adoption studies

Village-level integration of technologies/ Farmers’ perspective in technology transfer

Training needs assessment

Training course development and delivery

Strengthening ICT knowledge management  and exchange

Verification of cost-reducing technologies

7. Capacity Development (Institution, Faculty, Students)

Development of faculty/ R&D human resource through ICT utilization

Assessing student competencies

Development  of effective learning modalities/teaching strategies

Enhancing curriculum content

Integrating research outputs in instruction,  extension and production

Instructional program evaluation

Development and validation of instructional materials

Test development

Gender and development                                                           

Strengthening research orientation of faculty and students

Policy advocacy

8. Food Safety

Characterization of disease isolates in animal products

Analysis of pesticides residue in plant/animal products

Detection of contaminants in meat and meat products

Policy advocacy on food safety

9. Enterprise Development

Development of profitable production technology packages

Establishment of village level enterprises  for products

Developing market niches for products