The Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) operates as an attached agency of the Department of Agriculture (DA). PCC is mandated under Republic Act No. 7307 or the Philippine Carabao Act of 1992 to conserve, propagate and promote the carabao or native buffalo as a source of milk and meat as well as draft animal power and hide to benefit the rural farmers.
In 2008, PCC took on an additional mandate per DA Administrative Order No. 9, series 2008, as the National Lead Agency for Livestock Biotechnology Research and Development.
Improve the general well-being and competitiveness of the livestock industry stakeholders through: (a) Animal Bitechnology and Technology Development; (Genetic Improvement, Food safety and Environmental Compliance); (b) Technology dissemination and knowledge resource management; (c) Active private sector participation; (d) Livestock-based enterprises; (e) Policy reforms to sustain development of livestock enterprises; Thus, ensuring socio-economic empowerment for nation building;
A premier Research and Development institution propelling sustainable growth of the livestock industry.
Genetic Improvement Program
The rate of loss of genetic material is proceeding at an alarming pace thereby increasing threats to the maintenance of genetic biodiversity. The conservation of existing genetic materials in regions where the water buffalo exists is a significant contribution in ensuring long-term and sustainable buffalo genetic improvement program...
Enterprise Development Program
The carabao is a huge existing resource that has been associated with millions of small-scale farmers and the economically deprived sector in most parts of the country. The land ownership of this sector is relatively small and farmers have less access to other economic opportunities...
Research and Development
Research being carried out at PCC covers wide disciplinary areas such as breeding and genetics, biotechnology, nutrition and forage/pasture, animal health, reproductive physiology, management, product development, socio-economics and policy...
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PCC scientific poster wins NAST award
The Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) research study titled “Motility Characteristics of Ejaculated Bovine Spermatozoa in L-Carnitine Supplemented Tris Egg Yolk Extender” was ad...
4 PCC researchers conferred Scientist I rank
Another four researchers from the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) have been conferred the rank of Scientist I under the Scientific Career System (SCS) by the Department of Science and Tec...
Del Barrio accepts PCC 'torch of leadership' in turnover ceremony
Dr. Arnel N. Del Barrio officially accepted the “torch of leadership”: his duties and responsibilities as acting executive director of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) from...
Del Barrio is new PCC head
Dr. Arnel N. Del Barrio took his oath of office on June 24 as the newly appointed acting executive director of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) before Secretary Proceso J. Alcala of th...
Gatas ng Kalabaw Festival underscores business opportunities in dairying
“Dairying will help alleviate poverty among our dairy farmers especially when its potential (as a source of income) is maximized.”
This was emphasized b...
PCC conducts two-day R4D in-house review
The Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) is gradually transitioning from a research and development (R&D) institution into a more dynamic research for development (R4D) entity that directs...
From pigs to carabaos: The shift that pays
Magalang farmer’s ‘Menang’ yields as much as 14 liters of milk daily
And among the animals, he is proudest of “Menang”, which produces ...
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