Membership has expanded through the years and varies in each consortium. As of February 2023, the Consortia have a total membership of 291 agencies – 209 R&D implementing (SUCs, regional offices of the DENR and DA, private universities, NGOs) and 82 R&D support agencies (BAR, ATI, LGUs, DOST, NEDA, DAR, DBM, DTI, DoT, among others). Also, many consortia already have members coming from the private sector.
PCAARRD provides funding support to the Consortia’s initiatives under the four banner programs of strategic R&D, R&D results utilization, institution development, and policy research and advocacy. The Council also institutes capability building measures and other means of support to ensure that the Consortia are able to perform as “PCAARRD in the regions."