Organic Agriculture R4D Program

"The National Organic Agriculture Research for Development (R4D) Program aims to continue and intensify collaborative and participative R4D including the upgrading of relevant and appropriate technologies, information and knowledge systems to ensure the expansion of the organic sector and address health and environmental issues indirectly through applied and technology commercialization production-related research.

DA-BAR, as mandated by the Section 20 of the Republic Act No. 10068 or the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010, is the lead agency to coordinate with other agencies of the department, Department of Agrarian Reform, Department of Science and Technology, Department of Eduction, Department of Interior and Local Government, state universities and colleges, and private organizations to develop, enhance, support, and consolidate activities and related technologies for the formulation and implementation of a unified and integrated organic agriculture plans and programs from the national to field level."