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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

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
  • Policy advocacy
  • 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
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