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.
Growth Performance of Rubber Latex Timber Clones Under Selected Mining Areas in Zamboanga Peninsula Researcher-Meynard P. Abello and Gilbert D. Rance (On-going) Of the country’s total land area of 30 million hectares, some 9 million hectares have been identified as having “high mineral potential”, said the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB). As of January 2012, – continue reading
Effects of Conservation Pits Applied With Organo-inorganic Fertilizers on the Growth and Yield of Rubber Researcher-Meynard P. Abello and Guiaman Manalindo (On-going) Increase in natural rubber latex productivity is economically imp ortant at any time and any part of the rubber growing areas. High productivity will boost the income of a rubber farmer if there – continue reading
Determination of Dry Rubber Content of Semi-process Rubber Products in the Philippines Researcher-Engr. Claire Nova O. Abdulatip (On-going) Collected data of fresh weight of rubber cup lumps with reference to the final weight of the produced crumb rubber Conducted courtesy call and briefing of possible partners and cooperators
Researcher- Honey Fe C. Gumay-SRS II (on-going) There are many factors that influenced rubber production such as the rubber farmers and the quality of soil. Thus, fertilization is one of the key important factors that affect growth and yield of rubber trees. Poor soil fertility status due to the continuous loss of plant nutrient elements – continue reading