Community-based Participatory Action Research

"The Community-based Participatory Action Research (CPAR) is one of the approaches developed by DA-BAR to ensure the transfer and adoption of technologies from research to farmers' utilization. The program enhances the role of research and development in technology transfer and production management, institutionalizes the active community participation in the management of farm and coastal resources, and develops strategies for effective integration of support services for enterprise and agribusiness development.

CPAR is a location-specfic research cum extension that deals with improved farming systems technologies for specific micro agro-climatic environment within a province or municipality. It is designed to implement and integrated production and postproduction management system in the barangay or community level.

CPAR is being implemented in 16 regions through the DA regional field offices' research division and DA-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources' regional fisheries and integrated research and development centers, in close coordination with the local government units, scientists, researches, extensionist, and other agriculture and fisheries experts."