Review and Assessment of CPAR Program

27-29 May 2015
Luxent Hotel
Quezon City

Text by Anne Camille B. Brion
Photos by Rita T. dela Cruz and Diana Rose A. de Leon

As one of the flagship programs of the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), the Community-based Participatory Action Research (CPAR) has been instrumental in helping farmers and fisherfolk to increase total farm productivity and income through sustainable means. With 231 CPAR projects implemented all over the country, the CPAR program has already benefitted 11,291 farmers and fisherfolk.

To gain knowledge on the approaches being employed by implementers in the regions, a review and assessment activity of the CPAR program was held. It aimed to assess the implementation of CPAR as a technology transfer strategy, review significant outputs in respect of the CPAR goals and objectives, and identify and share best management practices for the improvement of CPAR implementation.