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.
Another batch of quality rubber planting materials was availed by the Goodyear Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multipurpose Cooperative (GARBEMCO) situated in Brgy. Goodyear, Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay. Mr. Romeo S. Pangasian, Capatas (Field Supervisor) of Miscellaneous Department of the said Cooperative led the team in hauling these planting materials from PRRI Rubber Nursery back to their prepared – continue reading
Another batch of quality rubber planting materials for the “Establishment of Rubber Techno-Demo Farm Intercropped with Abaca” was availed by the Sulo Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multipurpose Cooperative (SARBEMCO) which is situated in Brgy. Sulo, Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay Province. SARBEMCO General Manager Arnel Ravelo, together with Board of Director (BOD) Chairman Saldin Langgilid, led the hauling – continue reading
Timalang Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative (TIMFARMCOOP) situated in Brgy. Timalang, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay availed the rubber planting materials propagated by PRRI for Techno-Demo Farm Establishment. TIMFARMCOOP Member Rocky C. Montiel led the team in hauling the rubber planting materials from PRRI Rubber Nursery to their area on September 4, 2020. The PRRI provided them 500 pieces – continue reading
The training team headed to Brgy. Sas Gutalac, Zamboanga Del Norte to conduct CAPDEV for a two- day training in Gutalac, Zamboanga Del Norte. Their group dubbed as SAFLO or Sas Agricultural Farmer’s Livelihood Organization welcomed the team when they first arrived on that rainy afternoon. LGU Municpal Agriculturist Seno Paulikan expressed his deep gratitude – continue reading
Philippine Rubber Research Institute in collaboration with the Cooperative Development Authority had successfully conducted the first webinar seminar on ‘Governance and Management of Cooperative’ and ‘Fundamentals of Cooperatives’ to the participants from Tambanan Agrarian Beneficiaries Multipurpose Cooperative (TARBEMCO) and Jo Rubber Agrarian Beneficiaries Cooperative (JARBECO) at the TARBEMCO Gymnasium, Tambanan, Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay. The – continue reading