ACEF 2022 Call for Proposal


The Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) invites you to prepare and submit proposals in support of the technology commercialization of agricultural and fishery products and on upgrading of agriculture & fisheries R4D facilities for review and possible funding support under the ACEF R&D Grant. The physical copies of proposals must be submitted on or before November 30, 2021, while the electronic copy must also be sent in this email.

Herewith are the memo regarding this call for proposal, guidelines for proposal and budgetary, detailed proposal format and attachments, and formatted excel of financial analysis (for technology commercialization proposal).


2022 ACEF R&D Grant Call for Proposal
ACEF Project Briefer
BAR-PDD-OP-01F3 Rev. 1 Workplan Schedule
BAR-PDD-OP-01F4 Rev. 1 Budget Summary and Worksheet Details
BAR-PDD-OP-01F5 Rev. 1 Project Summary
BAR-PDD-OP-01F6 Rev. 1 Logical Framework
BAR-PDD-OP-01F8 Rev. 1 Annex Table 2 Travel Description Form
BAR-PDD-OP-01F10 Rev. 1 Annex Table 4 Sample list of items under printing services
BAR-PDD-OP-01F11 Rev. 1 Annex Table 5 Meetingworkshoptraining description form
BAR-PDD-OP-01F23 Rev. 1 Technology Commercialization Detailed Proposal Format
BAR-PDD-OP-01F24-RFDG Rev. 1 Detailed Proposal
BAR-PDD-OP-01F25 Rev. 1 RFDG Budgetary Requirement Form
BAR-PDD-OP-01F26 Rev. 1 RFDG Existing Needs Gap Analysis Matrix
Budget computation
Business Plan Outline
Financial Viability Template
Guidelines for Technology Commercialization Proposals

For inquiries, you may contact the bureau’s Research Program Development Division – Technology Management Section (RPDD-TMS) c/o Ms. Ethcel Princess Libang or Ms. Chrystel Fonseca at (02)8461-2900 local 2137 and 2134, and Institutional Development Section (RPDD-IDS) c/o Ms. Marjorie Mosende or Eng. Marvin Evangelista at local 2112 and 2113 or thru email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

1st DOST-DA Techno Transfer Forum

Together with the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD), the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) will co-host the Technology Transfer Forum on 30 September 2021 (Thursday) via Cisco Webex and Facebook livestream.


With the goal of providing opportunities and platform for developers or generators to pitch their mature technologies to potential investors or users, the forum is in line with both agencies’ efforts to intensify the transfer and commercialization of generated technologies from various research for development (R4D) initiatives. 


DOST Secretary Dr. Fortunato T. Dela Peña and DA Secretary Dr. Willam D. Dar are both expected to give their welcome remarks and opening message, respectively. Also gracing the said forum are DOST undersecretary for R&D Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara, DOST-PCAARRD executive director Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora, and DA-BAR director Dr. Vivencio R. Mamaril. 


Highlights will include technology pitching sessions of various innovations and business ideas— such as presentations on farm machineries like: Multipurpose Seeder, Ride-on Precision Seeder for Wet Direct Seeding, Rice Transplanter Attachment, Local Riding-type Rice Transplanter, Rice Combine Harvester, Adlay Milling Machine, Greenhouse Solar Dryer for Food Grade Cassava, and Compact Corn Mill.


Meanwhile, presentations on food-related technologies will include: Chevon Valley Canned Products, Chevon Products in Retort Pouch, Goat Products, Tilapia Ice Cream, Industrial Mushroom Production Technology, Gracilaria Seaweed Products, By-products from Cacao Wastes, Vacuum-Fried Jackfruit, Various Mungbean Food Products, Batuan various Product, Nipa Palm Sugar Processing, and Queen Pineapple Products.


At the end of this DA-DOST Technology Transfer Forum, the main goal is to have prospective investment deals that would bring these innovations to the market. It will also serve as a venue for the private sector and general public to learn more about DOST and DA-generated R4D breakthroughs geared towards agricultural productivity, business competitiveness, and income improvement of farmers and fisherfolk. ###

DA BAR NFRDI Tilapia Hatchery Nursery Video


In our goal to continually improve the services we provide, we would like to get your insights on the online seminar on NFRDI Tilapia Hatchery and Nursery you attended. Your views and comments will really help us make our upcoming online seminars and events even more useful and relevant. Please let us know what you think. You can say as little or as much as you'd like.

For those who wish to obtain the copy of the presentation, you can download it here.

DA-BAR Research for Development CY 2022 Call For Proposals and Priority Thrusts













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Over 800 agri-fishery graduates embark on agribusiness internship

To involve the youth in agriculture and equip them to become successful agripreneurs, 808 selected agriculture and fishery graduates officially started their internship under the Mentoring and Attracting Youth in Agribusiness (MAYA) program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) on 15 March 2021.

“You are the chosen few. You are taking a path forward, a journey, so to speak. The field of agriculture needs all the minds and power that every youth can unleash in terms of elevating and growing Philippine agriculture,” Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar told the first batch of MAYA interns as he handed over their respective “notice of award” on 10 March 2021 at the DA Central Office in Quezon City.

DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) director Dr. Vivencio R. Mamaril further emphasized that the program will not only provide technical assistance but also serve as a motivation for the youth to be part of different agricultural processes and, later on, be the future leaders of the agricultural sector.

Ang prinispyo ng MAYA program ay ang ating kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan. Kaya ang mga batang ito, gusto natin silang maging parte ng komunidad lalo na sa sektor ng agrikultura kung saan sila matututo kung paano bang mag-produce ng pagkain, kung gaano kahalaga ang pagkain sa bawat Pilipino, at bigyang halaga ‘yung mga taong nagpo-produce o gumagawa ng pagkain para sa ating lahat,” director Mamaril said.

Coordinated by DA-BAR, MAYA is a six-month internship program that aims to transform a cadre of young Filipinos into “agripreneurs” or technocrats.

Director Mamaril said that MAYA will be conducted through experiential learning, or a learner-centric methodology, that will enable the interns, who will receive a monthly allowance of PhP 20,000, to put into immediate use the knowledge and skills that they’ve learned in a relevant fashion.

“The MAYA interns will be mentored by designated DA personnel. The first three weeks will be spent in their holding offices, wherein they will undergo a blended approach of mentoring using a specially-designed curriculum that will equip them either as agripreneur or be a part of the employment-ready workforce of the DA family,” said director Mamaril.

Two hundred forty interns were registered collectively under the care of DA regional field offices while the DA-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources offices have 238. More so, 278 interns were enrolled in DA-National Fisheries Research and Development Institute and the remaining 52 were deployed in different agencies and institutions of the department.

“The last 18 weeks will prepare them for the real world. They will be deployed in DA partner agencies, preferably private organizations involved in food production, for them to have better appreciation, understanding, and awareness of how food is being produced,” he added.

Secretary Dar recalled that when he came forth as the servant-leader at DA in August 2019, he has given special attention to entice the younger generation to agriculture through agribusiness, as for him, it is the way forward to unlock the potential of Philippine agriculture.

“Our personnel staff in agriculture are already aging, and thus we need to put up this MAYA program for two purposes. First, they will have to be exposed to the field of agriculture and agribusiness; and second, to actual farm situation and agribusiness operations,” he added.

Director Mamaril challenged the interns that their learnings should not stop when the program ends. He urged them to use their experiences and learnings in entrepreneurial ventures and the country’s food production system.

Because as Secretary Dar believes, “The youth of today can contribute in attaining our ‘OneDA’ agenda, particularly our four major strategies: farm consolidation, modernization, industrialization, and professionalization.” ### (Rita dela T. Cruz/DA Strat Comms, Chantale T. Francisco, and Jireh Alodia R. Laxamana/DA-BAR)

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