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 staff bureau. 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.
Panabo City, Davao || September 7, 2023 Executive Director Cheryl L. Eusala and Senior Undersecretary Domingo F. Panganiban accompanied by Regional Executive Director Abel James Monteagudo, recently made a visit to Anflo Industrial Estate (AIE) to see the progress of the HEAD company’s construction of a state-of-the-art raw rubber processing plant and tennis ball factory. – continue reading
Quezon City, September 04, 2023 – In a significant development for the rubber industry in the Philippines, the Philippine Rubber Research Institute’s (PRRI) Executive Director, Cheryl L. Eusala, held a crucial meeting with Senior Undersecretary Domingo F. Panganiban. The meeting, attended by Yolanda G. Almacen, a consultant of the Head Corporation (HEAD), focused on HEAD’s – continue reading
Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay – September 4, 2023 In an effort to strengthen its research and development activities, the Philippine Rubber Research Institute (PRRI) held a two-day one-on-one consultation with its Technical Adviser, General Augusto V. Gaite from September 04-05, 2023. The retired general, who is also a professor at the Development Academy of the Philippines – continue reading
𝗡𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗖𝗼𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗮𝘁𝗼, 𝗔𝘂𝗴𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝟮𝟳, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯 – The Municipality of Arakan marked a significant milestone as it celebrated its 32nd Founding Anniversary. One of the highlights is the Farmer’s Day Celebration organized by the Municipal Agriculturist Office in partnership with MAFC. It was graced by the esteemed presence of Dr. Cheryl Lazaga Eusala as – continue reading
Pagadian City, Zamboanga Del Sur – The Philippine Rubber Research Institute (PRRI), in collaboration with the Bureau of Plant Industry-National Plant Quarantine Services (BPI-NPQS), has concluded a highly successful 4-day Capacity Development Training for Domestic Plant Quarantine Inspectors. The training focused on enhancing their skills and knowledge to effectively control the Pestalotiopsis Leaf Fall Disease – continue reading