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.
A two-day training on Capacity Development Program for rubber Farmers’ Associations and Cooperatives has been successfully conducted at Brgy. Timalang, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay on June 22-23, 2020. The said activity has actively participated with twenty-three rubber farmers from Timalang Rubber Farmers’ Association.
DA-PRRI supporting and advocating the ‘Plant.Plant.Plant.’ program of the Department of Agriculture. PRRI staff on its harvesting time after a month of planting vegetable seeds at PRRI backyard garden.
May 28, 2020 PRRI staff on its implementation of rubber-based intervention project entitled ‘Gulayan sa Gomahan’ has gone to the area for seeds distribution to the identified rubber farmers and tappers at Dalisay, Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay