DOST-PCAARRD celebrates 10th year with committed service to agri, aquatic, natural resources sector

Published November 27, 2021, 12:36 PM

by Charissa Luci-Atienza 

The country’s agriculture, aquatic, and natural resources (AANR) sector will not be left out in the cold.


The commitment was made by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) as it celebrates its tenth anniversary highlighting its dedication to continue serving the AANR sector.

Anchored on the theme, “Harnessing the gains of GALING-PCAARRD towards a more resilient AANR sector,” this year’s PCAARRD’s anniversary celebration pays tribute to the valuable contributions of the Council’s research and development (R&D) partners and allies, and the media.

The annual Council’s S&T Awards and Recognition will be held online on Monday, Nov. 29, at 10:30 a.m. via DOST-PCAARRD’s Facebook page.

“Navigating through the challenges brought by the pandemic, we remain committed in addressing the various challenges in the AANR sector. We have ensured the gradual and safe return to office of our employees, the continuity and timely delivery of services, while serving various communities – true to the Filipino bayanihan spirit,” DOST-PCAARRD Executive Director Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora said.

As part of its anniversary celebration, the Council will confer awards to its R&D partners and the media.These include the Best R&D Papers, Ulat SIPAG Award, and Dr. Elvira O. Tan Award.

The outstanding R&D outputs of the country’s researchers will be recognized as the Best Research and Best Development Papers.

The Research category includes outputs from the conduct of fundamental or basic research, applied research, experimental development, and/or pilot tests, while the Development category includes output of systematic work in applying and/or adopting new knowledge and information, technology, products, processes, systems, services, machines, and equipment gained from research and/or practical experiences or best practices.

The Council will recognize six papers this year.

The Ulat SIPAG Award recognizes the role of the media in communicating the Council’s Industry Strategic S&T Programs or ISPs.

This year’s winners of the national print and broadcast as well as of the regional print and broadcast categories will be announced.

The Dr. Elvira O. Tan Award, on the other hand, honors Filipino scientists and researchers for their exceptional publication of R&D results supporting the Council’s mission to advance the country’s national economic and food security.

The Council will recognize three papers that have been published in International Scientific Indexing (ISI)-accredited local and/or international journals within the last five years.

Scholars of the Graduate Research and Education Assistantship for Technology (GREAT) program will also be feted.

During the event, the public can expect the launch of Council’s two initiatives– the Knowledge Management for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources System (KM4AANR) and the GALING-PCAARRD Program in the new normal.

In 2022, the Council will achieve another milestone, celebrating its golden year from the establishment of the Philippine Council for Agricultural Research (PCAR) on Nov. 10, 1972.