Central Luzon Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (CLAARRDEC)
Establishment and Membership
It may be recalled that the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) established the Philippine Council for Agricultural Research (PCAR) in November 1972. Its creation brought hope for the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors of the country.
Four years after the creation of PCAR, the CLARC was born. It was the first of the several projects conceptualized by the team headed by Dr. Joseph Madamba. The CLARC aimed to place the operations of the experiment stations of the four pioneering member agencies under the umbrella of a coordinative management system without losing their own identity as they undertake research in crops, fisheries, soil, water and socio-economics. The pioneer member agencies include:
- Central Luzon State University (CLSU)
- Maligaya Rice Research and Training Center-Bureau of Plant Industry (MRRTC-BPI)
- Forest Research Institute (FORI)
- National Irrigation Administration-Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation System (NIA-UPRIIS)
Organization wise, the CLARC was composed of the Research Complex Coordinating Committee (RCCC) and the Central Luzon Agricultural Research Complex Directorate. The former was created to serve as a policy making body while the latter was composed of Field Research Director and Assistant Field Research Director who administered the complex in accordance with the policies promulgated by the RCCC.
The scope of research responsibilities of the Complex were as follows: MRRTC-BPI: rice, vegetable crops (some); CLSU: cotton nd othr annual fiber crops, swine, water resources, inland fisheries, applied rural sociology, macro-economics; FORI: forage, pasture, watershed and range resources, wildlife; and NIA: land and water resources.
Training was an integral function of the Complex and the necessary training personnel ang facilities were provided under the general supervision of the Field Research Director.
Also, trainings on preparation research proposal, research methodologies and data analysis were conducted to enhance the knowledge and skills of the researchers/scientists. Eventually, trainings and technology generation, verification, packaging and dissemination were also undertaken.
As PCAR went through processes of change in its organization , scope, and functions the same was true for CLARC. PCAR as we all know became PCARR in 1975 as its realm included researches on natural resources. In 1987, it eventually became PCARRD to reflect its development orientation, Since then , PCARRD has been one of the R & D Councils of National Science and Technology Authority now Department of Science and Technology.
CLARC on the other hand also changed through the years. The acronym CLARC was maintained even as the letter C which stood for Complex was changed to Consortium in 1978. However, with the inclusion of natural resources and development concerns in its mandate, it eventually became the Central Luzon Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium or CLARRDEC.
With the issuance of the Executive Order 366 by President Aquino on Oct. 4, 2011. The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) has been formed out of the merger of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) and Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development (PCAMRD). Both councils were under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). It aims to effect more efficiency in the delivery of R&D services in the agriculture, aquatic, and natural resources (AANR) sector, thus, evolution from CLARRDEC to CLAARRDEC by virtue of the merge of PCARRD and PCAMRD.
CLAARRDEC as the premier consortium for sustainable agriculture, aquatic and natural resources development through excellence in R and D.
To promote generation and commercialization of technologies on agriculture, fisheries and natural resources for sustainable regional development and global competitiveness.
Based on this premise, CLARRDEC’s goal is to effectively utilize research results in attaining sustainable development in agriculture, fisheries, environment and natural resources. It specifically aims to institutionalize and promote Regional R & D Programs that will hasten technology promotion and commercialization in the countryside.
Onion (Allium cepa L) is one of the important condiments widely used in all households all the year round. Health benefits include supporting the immune system, preventing cancer, detoxifying the body, aiding antioxidant production, supporting healthy digestion, managing anemia and managing diabetes. Central Luzon, the top producer of red onion in the country.
Native pigs were small with straight to low-set back and short legs. Philippine native pigs are very rich sources of genetic materials for development of local breeds adapted to the local conditions of the country. It is also a source of a healthy pork diets if reared naturally and fed organic feeds.
Environmental Conservation Management
Environmental conservation management is saving the environment from the loss of species, and the destruction of the ecosystem, primarily due to pollution and human activities. Conservation is vital in saving and helping both animals and trees as we are all dependent on one another for survival.
|Project Title||Implementing Agency|
|DOST-PCAARRD-BPSU Agri-Aqua Technology Business Incubator||Bataan Peninsula State University|
|Support to the Implementation of the Regional Collaborative Program for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development in Region III||Central Luzon State University|
|Conservative Improvement and Production of Central Luzon Native Pig Value Chain Analysis of Native Pig in Central Luzon|
|Pilot Testing of Nanogold-based DNA Probe Rapid Detection Kit for Aeromonas hydrophila|
|Pilot Testing of Nano (Zeolite-silica) Composites in Freshwater Tilapia Production Systems|
|Formulation of Biopesticide and Assessment of its Efficacy in Controlling Armyworm (Spodoptera exigua) in Onion Production|
|Let's Doe Business: Goat Milk-based Livelihood Opportunities to Mitigate the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic|
|Ensuring Sustained Availability of Itik Pinas thru the Enhancement of RCR Farm as Multiplier Farm in Central Luzon|
|Capitalizing the Social Media to Enhance Dissemination of Agricultural Production and Processing Technologies under New Normal|
|ICT Infrastructure Upgrading for CLAARRDEC and Selected CMIs|
|Strengthening the M&E Capacity of CLAARRDEC in R&D through Database Management and Real Time Monitoring System (RTMS)|
|Bamboo: The Green and Sustainable Construction Materials||Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU)|
|Conservation, Improvement and Production of Central Luzon Native Pig|
Project 2. Establishment of Foundation Breeder Stocks of Central Luzon Native Pig
|Conservation, Improvement and Production of Central Luzon Native Pig|
Project 2.2. Breeding and Selection to Establish Foundation Breeder Stocks
|DOST-PCAARRD-PSAU Agri-Aqua Technology Business Incubator|
|Strengthening Technology Transfer and Commercialization at PhilRice||Philippine Rice Research Institute|
|Balik Scientist Program|
|Molecular Mechanisms of Root System Formation for Genetic Improvement of Rice Adapted to Water Stress Conditions|
|Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development |
Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT)
|Bulacan Agricultural State College (BASC)|
|Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU)|
|Central Luzon State University (CLSU)|
|Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology (NEUST)|
|Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU)|
|President Ramon Magsaysay State University (PRMSU)|
|Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU)|
|Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Training Institute 3|
|Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources 3||Department of Agrarian Reform 3 (DAR 3)|
Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau and Watershed Water Resources Research Center (DENR-ERDB-WWRC)
|Department of Science and Technology – Region 3 (DOST 3)|
|National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA 3)|
|Philippine Carabao Center (PCC)|
|Philippine Center for Postharvest Research and Mechanization (PHilMech)|
|Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)|
|National Irrigation Administration – Region 3|
|Department of Budget and Management 3|
|Department of Agriculture - Regional Field Office 3 (DA-RFO 3)|
RET (old) Building, Research Ave., Central Luzon State University, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija