The Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA–BAR) invites everyone to participate in the 31st National Research Symposium (NRS) on 16–17 October 2019. The theme for this symposium is "Gearing up the Agri–Fishery Sector through Holistic R&D towards Regenerative Development".


The competition is open to all Filipino scientists and researchers from DA units and attached agencies, state universities and colleges, and other government institutions under the DA’s National Agriculture and Fisheries R&D System (NaRDSAF) that conduct R&D work in agriculture and fisheries. Entry papers must be based on the results of R&D projects completed in the past five years (2014–2019).


The culmination of the NRS is the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act (AFMA) Research Paper Award which is conferred to researchers whose works have resulted to new technologies, information, processes, or systems that are beneficial to the agriculture and fisheries sector.


Research Categories:

  1. Basic/Upstream Research
  2. Applied Research
    1. Technology Generation / Information Generation
    2. Technology Adaptation / Technology Verification
  3. Socio–economics Research
  4. Development Research
  5. Organic Agriculture Research


  1. Fully accomplished NRS Entry Form (Download at
  2. Six (6) printed copies of your paper which follow the NRS guidelines

Visit for more details. Deadline of submission of entries is on 31 August 2019.

For more information, please contact:
Institutional Development Division
Tel. nos.: (02) 9200219 or 461-2900 
local nos. 1115, 2108, 2109, 2112, 2113
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