Other Sources

Local Resources

Department of Agriculture

The Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) is one of the staff bureaus of the Department of Agriculture (DA) which was established to lead and coordinate the national agriculture and fisheries research and development (R&D) in the country.
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Benguet State University

It started as the La Trinidad Farm School with 30 grade V pupils in 1916. The Farm School expanded its services and heightened its prominence in La Trinidad. According to earlier reports, the Farm School was “planned to develop into a large normal school where the best Igorot pupils will be trained to be teachers among their own people with emphasis on agriculture.
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Philippine Institute for Development Studies

PIDS is a nonstock, nonprofit, government reserch institution engaged in long-term, policy-oriented research. It was created to serve as an effective means of bridging the gap between public policy formulation and research.


The Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) was created in 1954 as the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) under the then Bureau of Forestry. The Laboratory was established in response to the need for information and technology on the utilization of timber resources as well as non-wood forest products.

International Resources

Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD)

Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Aquaculture Department Institutional Repository (SAIR) provides free access to all in-house publications of SEAFDEC/AQD. Full-text digitized copies of fishfarmer-friendly materials like books, handbooks, policy guidebooks, conference proceedings, extension manuals, institutional reports, annual reports (AQD Highlights), and newsletters (SEAFDEC Asian Aquaculture, Aqua Farm News, AquaDept News and AQD Matters) can be retrieved and downloaded.
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Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS)

The Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly (JARQ) is a publication of the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), which provides readers overseas with the latest information on key achievements and developments in agricultural research in Japan, with the expectation that this information would contribute to the agricultural development of countries in tropical and subtropical regions.
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Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

Since 1982, ACIAR has supported research projects in four regions—eastern and southern Africa, East Asia, South and West Asia and the Pacific. Their research projects focus on agribusiness, climate change, crops, fisheries, forestry, horticulture, livestock systems, social systems, soil and land management and water. To date, ACIAR has commissioned and managed more than 1,500 research projects in 36 countries, partnering with 150 institutions along with more than 50 Australian research organisations.
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Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions

The APAARI was established in 1990 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Governments of China, Fiji, India, Iran, Malaysia, NewZealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Western Samoa. APAARI’s wide network of members and partners comprises of national agricultural research institutes (NARIs) and national agricultural research organizations (NAROs), international agricultural research centres, higher education institutions, civil society, international development organizations and the private sector.
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The international journal Rural 21 has dedicated more than 50 years to all topics surrounding rural development. Its ambition is to further those strategies and policies that strengthen rural areas of developing and newly industrialising countries and encourage their implementation.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAO offers a wealth of information on best practices in food, agriculture and nutrition which can be used freely to inform research, policy development and technical programming. Their latest publications and statistics are fantastic resources for the latest and greatest analyses, case studies and data.

D+C Development and Cooperation

D+C is a website that focuses on international development and explores how it relates to other fields of policy-making, such as security, peace, trade, business, public health and education. D+C stands for Development and Cooperation. They specialise in opinion journalism and analytical essays. Their contributors come from all over the world and work in different sectors.

Food and Fertilizer Technology Center

FFTC has an unusual role among the world's international agricultural centers. It collects and disseminates research results generated by agricultural centers in the ASPAC region. The aim is to provide farmers with knowledge and information about new technology, so that they can achieve higher yields and incomes.

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is a non-profit organization established by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) in 1966. SEARCA aligns with other global, regional and national organizations toward contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that address global challenges to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The Center commits to contribute and allocate resources toward the achievement of five SDGs that directly align with its mandate and focus, with greater emphasis on creating partnerships (SDG17).