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Center Profile

 REGIONAL INTEGRATED AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER for
HILLY UPLANDS

Balinsasayao, Abuyog, Leyte

I  VISION

A Research and Development Center effectively responding to the technological needs for agricultural development in Eastern Visayas.  

 

II. MANDATE

To generate, adopt and popularize agricultural production technologies, produce quality germplasm, plant materials and parent stocks, and provide technical assistance for the improvement of living standard and resource productivity of farmers in Eastern Visayas.

 

III. FUNCTIONS:           

1.       Assist  the Main RIARC in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Integrated RD/E Program of the region.

2.       Conduct on-site demonstrations of improved or recommended technologies of the priority commodities appropriate for the region.

3.       Maintain and reproduce germplasm of priority commodities of the region.

4.       Integrate and package information generated from agricultural R & D activities suited for the region.

5.       Harness improved material/stock and other research results from different research centers for commercialization and multiplication.

6.       Conduct applied midstream and downstream researches to improve production technology packages for recommendation to farmers in the region.

7.       Provide technical assistance.

 

IV.               RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT COMMODITIES

Banner Commodities

       Jackfruit

       Sweetpotato

       Coffee

Minor Commodities

       Rice

       Corn

       Durian

       Banana

       Farming System

 

V.                  MAKAMASA PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION

a)     Agrikulturang MakaMASA Rice

         Implementation of Comprehensive R&D Irrigation Umbrella Program

         Production of foundation and registered seeds of inbred rice varieties

b)     Agrikulturang MakaMASA Corn

         Implementation of Community-based Participatory Action Research (CPAR)

         Production of registered OPV corn seed

c)      Agrikulturang MakaMASA HVCC

         Production of quality planting materials

       Jackfruit                  -           AES # 1&2

       Sweet Potato           -           PSB SP # 15, 16,17,18 & VSP 6

       Coffee                     -           Robusta

       Lanzones                 -           Duko/Paete

       Durian                     -           Chanee

       Rambutan                -           SP

 

VI.        IMPLEMENTATION OF R & D ACTIVITIES

       Jackfruit

       Attained 92% success on cleft grafting

       Identified major pests attacking jackfruit 

       Determined biological information of some major pests 

       Devised a control strategy for fruitfly and fruit borer of jackfruit

       Developed  processing technologies

-          Jackfruit juice processing (IPR pending at patent office)

-          Food Products from jackfruit pulp and rags

       Developed multi-stem jackfruit

       Identified maturity indices of two types of jackfruit

       Established protocol on in-vitro propagation

       Established/maintained jackfruit technology demo-trials

 

VII.             PROJECTS SHOWCASING OTHER TECHNOLOGIES

       Sorjan Farming System

       Jackfruit-based mixed crop production system

       Production of high-value vegetables under tunnel greenhouse

       Rice-fish-duck integration

       Orchard Plantations

       Lanzones                       -           2.25 ha

       Durian                           -       150 trees

       Mangosteen                   -           0.5 ha

       Rambutan                      -           1.0 ha

       Bangkok Santol              -           1.0 ha

       Coffee                           -           0.5 ha

       Pili                                -         35 trees

       Foundation Grove                 -           1.0 ha

       Jackfruit Scion Grove            -           2.0 ha

 

VIII.          HUMAN  RESOURCE

Manpower Complement                      :                29

            Technical Staff                           =          17

            Non-technical Staff                     =          12

Ph.D. holder                               =          1

Ph.D. candidate                          =          1

Masters degree holders              =          3

Masters degree candidate          =          1

Bachelors degree holders           =          17

 

IX.               BASIC INFORMATION

Location                                        :           Balinsasayao, Abuyog, Leyte

                                                                   100 4N latitude & 1250 E longitude

Station In-Charge                     :           Mario A. Martinez

Date Operationalized                  :           April, 1940

Acquired Thru                            :           Statute

Devt Zone R&D Thrust           :           Hilly Uplands

Distance from Tacloban            :           70 km

Distance from Town Proper      :           10 km

Distance from Natl H-way       :           0

Mode of Transportation           :           any vehicle by land

Availability of

            Communication              :           VHF Radio transceiver (base/handheld)

            Potable water system     :           Spring with reservoir (gravity system)

            Electricity                        :           DORELCO

Climate

            Ave. Annual Rainfall     :           4,190.06 mm (4-yr.ave.)

            Evaporation                     :           1.82 mm (4-yr ave.)

            Solar Radiation               :           5.51 cal/cm (3-yr.ave.)

            Min. Temperature          :           230 C

            Max. Temperature         :           330 C

            Relative Humidity         :           84.56%

            Wet Months                 :           October-June

            Dry Months                 :           July-September

            Cold Months               :           January-February

Soil/Land Form

            Types/Series               :           Umingan clay loam/San Manuel silt loam

            Soil pH                         :           5.0 7.2

            Topography                :           Plain to sloping to hilly & mountainous

            Elevation                      :           60 m 534 m above sea level

            Soil Analysis

              Nitrogen                     :           0.5 2.5% 0M

              Phosphorus               :           0 34% P2O5                 

              Potassium                  :           125 400 K2O

Drainage                                  :           Good natural drainage

 

Land Utilization

            Total Area                     :           145.35 ha

            Research Area              :           10 ha

            Production Area           :           52.35 ha

            Forest Reserve              :           60 ha

            Buildings/Compound   :           4 ha

            Eroded Area                  :           13 ha

            Roads, Canals & Creeks  :           6 ha

 

X.                  BUILDINGS, INFRASTRUCTURES & OTHER FACILITIES

1.                  RIARC Complex Building

       Administration

       Cafeteria

       Training Hall

2.                  RADOS Building

       FIDA Office

       Food Processing Laboratory

3.                  Plant Nursery System

       Screenhouses  (2 units)

       Seed Storage

       Nursery Shed

       Plant Preparation Center

       Farm Operation Center

       Germination Chambers (18 compartments)

       Flatbeds (41 units)

       Fertilizer Bodega

       Chemical Bodega

4.                  Research Laboratories

       Food Processing Laboratory

       Tissue Culture Laboratory

         Greenhouses (2 units)

         Screenhouse ( 1 unit)

       Plant Pathology Laboratory

       Entomology Laboratory

5.                  RCPC Building (Biological Pest Control Laboratory)

6.                  Farmers Information & Technology Services  (FITS)

       Electronic One-Shop Information System

       Exhibit/Display Area

       Library

7.                  Training Facilities

       Training Hall

       Cafeteria

       Dormitory for Male & Female

       Guesthouse

8.                  Farmers Hall

9.                  Dryers Shed

10.              Postharvest Processing Shed

11.              Agribusiness Service Center (Farm Machinery Shed)

12.              Tunnel Greenhouse

13.              Agromet Station

14.              Staff Houses

       Superintendents Quarters (1 unit)

       Single-Storey duplex (4 units)

       Two-storey cottages (3 units)

       Single-storey cottage (1 unit)

15.              Electrical System (DORELCO)

16.              Potable Water System (Spring-gravity system)

17.              Road Network & Perimeter Fence

18.              Communication System

       VHF radio base transceiver (1 unit)

       Handheld radio (4 units)

19.              Irrigation System

       Gravity System (Creek as source of water)

       Small Farm Reservoir

20.              Vehicles (2 units)

 

XI.        Contact Persons:

MGR. RUFINO B. AYASO  III
EVIARC
Manager

Main RIARC

Brgy
. Bagong Silang, Babatngon, Leyte
Tel/Fax No. (053) 321-3154
Email: daeviarc@tac.webling.com

 

         DIR. LEO P. CAEDA, CESO III
           
Regional Executive Director
            DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
 
           Regional Field Unit No. VIII
          
 Tacloban City
            Tel. No. (053) 321-2024
            Fax No. (053) 325-7242

 

Manpower Inventory of RIARC in Abuyog, Leyte as of February 2001

Name

Position

Designation

A.      Technical

1. Mario A. Martinez

 

 

 

 

2. Teodomero S. Meonda

3. Marciano T. Sacay

4. Glicerio N. Pernito

5. Dionesio Baoc

6. Bienvenido S. Masculino

      7. Jose Jimmy C. Palma

      8. Bebiana C. Cajes

 

      9. Joel A. Cantoneros

 

     10. Cresencia P. Catarman

     11. Leonarda A. Londina

 

     12. Epeginio Bartilini

 

 

      13. Alicia D. Bulawan

      14. Teodora C. Sacay

      15. Anecita S. Mionda

      16. Mario Socrates P. Tisado

      17. Diosdada T. Taola

 

B.      Non-Technical

  1. Nelson C. Noble
  2. Edgar T. Berida
  3. Ponciana S. Elmido
  4. Fe H. Gamba
  5. Zenaida P. Mativo
  6. Salvacion V. Arandia
  7. Annabelle J. Gonzaga
  8. Rosario Bohol
  9. Eutropio Piamonte
  10. Antonio Carbonilla
  11. Francisco Cantoneros
  12. Maximo Mandras

 

Sr. Agriculturist

 

 

 

 

Sr. Agriculturist

Agriculturist II

Agriculturist II

Agriculturist II

Agriculturist II

Agriculturist II

Agriculturist II

 

Agriculturist II

 

Agriculturist II

Agriculturist II

 

Agriculturist II

 

 

Agriculturist I

Agrl Technologist

Agrl Technologist

Agrl Technologist

Nursery Farm

  Supervisor

 

Farm Foreman

Farm Worker II

Farm Worker I

Farm Worker I

Farm Worker I

Farm Worker I

Farm Worker I

Driver I

Farm Worker I

Farm Worker I

Farm Worker I

Farm Worker I

 

Stn.-In-Charge/Tissue Culture/

Entom./Pathology Lab.In-Charge/Member Regl Commodity Team Fiber & Biotechnology

Officer-In-Charge, Orchard

Officer-In-Charge

Officer-In-Charge/Rice Specialist

Rice Specialist

Agronomist/Internal Control Officer

Ag.Eng./Property Officer

Member, Regl Commodity Team,

Fruits & Plantation Crops

Team Leader, Regl Commodity Team, Rootcrops

Asst. Food Lab.In-Charge

Ag.Eng./Computer In-Charge/Study

Grant

Agronomist

Report Officer

Food Processing Lab-In-Charge

Report Officer

Food Processing Lab. In-Charge

Nursery In-Charge

Livestock Specialist

Seed Bodega/Dormitory/Ornamental

Project In-Charge

 

Gen. Foreman/Plant Propagator

Plant Propagator

Radio Operator/Supply Officer

Canvasser

Bookkeeper

Liaison Officer

Disb./Collecting officer

 

Security Guard/Caretaker

Plant Propagator

Plant Propagator

Heavy Equipment Operator

 

V.                  PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED & ACTION TAKEN

Problems

Action Taken

1.       No cash in the previous year (2000) will greatly affect the performance of mother trees in terms of scion production because proper care and maintenance not implemented due to non-delivery of field supplies & materials

2.       Delayed payments of previous accounts to creditors/supplier

 

       Prepared documents on time to meet the requirements for cash ands carry delivery

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