Biotechnology R4D Program

"The Philippine Agriculture and Fisheries Biotechnology Program was established in 2000 to help create an enabling environment for the judicious utilization of agricultural biotechnolog as one of the options to attain agriculture and fisheries modernization, improved productivity, climate resilience, and sustainable and inclusive development. The program envisions to transform the agriculture and fisheries sector from being resource-based to becoming technology-based while ensuring biosafety.

DA-BAR has been supporting the DA Crop, Animal, and Fisheries Biotechnology R4D Program, through the DA-Biotechnology Program Office, in funding priority R4D projecs and activities of various DA agencies and other stakeholders including the National Academy of Science and Technology, state universities and colleges, and private organizations.

As one of the components of the program, biotechnology R4D provides support for the conduct of basic and applied agricultural biotechnology research, and development of technologies and products which will positively impact the farm yield, income, product quality, climate change resiliency, environmental protection, and global competitiveness of the agricultural sector."