The establishment of PRRI aims to comprehensively realize the goals of human empowerment and economic development in the countryside through programs and projects that will increase rubber production in the country, and improve the quality of life especially in poor rural communities that depend primarily on this industry.
The newly-created institute will be under the control and supervision of the Department of Agriculture as one of its attached agencies. It is mandated to initiate and administer research and development (R&D) programs to improve quality and increase productivity of rubber especially for the benefit of smallholder rubber producers and processors.
To initiate and administer research and development programs to improve productivity and quality of rubber in the country.
To expand and increase the efficiency of rubber production and consumption in the country.
A globally competitive technology-based and economically and environmentally sustainable Philippine rubber industry.
Propagate and promote
The planting, maintenance, and wise use of rubber trees as source of latex and finished rubber products
Enable rubber producers and processors
To access quality rubber tree seedlings, modern production techniques and other support services from production to marketing.
Undertake training and capacity-building programs
For rubber producers, processors and cooperatives to increase production of quality rubber and raise level of income of poor smallholders.
Assist in establishing village-based rubber enterprises
To generate livelihood opportunities and improve general well-being of the majority of workforce in agriculture sector.
Promote cooperative development among smallholders
And provide them access to resources, technological know-how and decision-making processes.
Initiate R&D projects on rubber
To address technology and policy gaps in promoting a robust industry.
Enter into an agreement
And receive grants from local and foreign funding agencies through the DA.
The Philippine Rubber Research Institute joins the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) in celebrating the National Cooperative Month 2021 with the theme, “Kooperatibang Matatag: Tumutugon sa mga Hamon, Daan sa Pagbangon, Nagbibigay Pag-asa sa Makabagong Panahon. Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 493, series of 2003, we celebrate National Cooperative Month every October. https://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/…/proclamation-no…/
The 1st ZamPen Rubber Forum has been successfully conducted virtually (via zoom) in July 15, 2021. Philippine Rubber Research Institute (PRRI) spearheads the virtual activity in collaboration with the Regional Development Council (RDC) 9 and National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) 9. The virtual activity was attended by 241 rubber stakeholders from Zamboanga Peninsula. Among – continue reading
The 3rd training of CY2021 on Capacity Development Program for Rubber Farmers’ Associations and Cooperatives has been fruitfully conducted to the Kidapawan City Rubber Farmers’ Associations (KCRuFa) on April 21-23, 2021 at Hof Mansion Inn, Kidapawan City, North Cotabato. Kidapawan City Agriculturist Marissa Aton gave her welcome remarks to the participants of the activity – continue reading
A 3-day Training on Capacity Development Program for Rubber Farmers’ Associations and Cooperatives has been actively participated by the members of Malangas Rubber Farmers’ Association in March 17-19, 2021 at Jackie’s Hotel, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay.