Established in 1972, PCARRD, a sectoral council of the Department of Science and Technology, is the apex organization of the Philippine national agricultural research system. Certified since 2003 as complying with the ISO 9001:2000 standards in terms of its quality management system, PCARRD plays a significant role in fostering science and technology (S&T)-based economic development through natural resource utilization and management. For over three decades now, it has been providing a unified and focused direction for national research and development (R&D) efforts in agriculture, forestry, and natural resources (AFNR).
- Formulates plans, strategies, policies, and programs for S&T development
- Programs and allocates government and external funds for R&D
- Monitors and evaluates R&D programs and projects
- Generates external funds for R&D
To be the leader for S&T innovation in the agriculture, forestry and natural resources sectors.
To provide central direction in S&T-led production of globally competitive agricultural and forestry products and protection of biodiversity and the environment.