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 trains Lupao farmers on high quality corn silage production
The Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) recently conducted a one-day training for 12 farmers from Barangay Parista, Lupao, Nueva Ecija on the production of high quality corn silage.
PCC, Ubay LGU launches "Pangnegosyong Gatasan ni Juan"
“Pangnegosyong Gatasan ni Juan (Juan’s Dairy Business)”, a project of the local government of Ubay in Bohol province is now underway.
PCC at USM earns honors at Cotabato‘s “Centennial Kalivungan Festival 2014”
PCC-assisted coop to enhance milk processing facility
The Eastern Primary Multi-Purpose Cooperative (EPMPC) based in Sibut, San Jose City, Nueva Ecija has received funding amounting to Php100,000 from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) ...
Gender and Development activity
PCC holds seminar on family planning for farmer-trustees in NIZ
Farmer-trustees from four cooperatives in the National Impact Zone (NIZ) of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) participated in a seminar on health, nutrition improvement and family plann...
PCC trains animal health care assistants
Banker-entrepreneur with a social agenda
He dared to dream in “businessizing” the carabao… and succeeded
Well, Danilo V. Fausto did it the hard way, just like how he developed his expertise...
Once an employee, now a 'boss'
Buffalo dairying: A lifetime venture
Such is Elise...
Life with a dairy carabao: A 'fairy tale'
Vermicomposting: New business venture of dairy farmers in Catalanacan, Muñoz
Beating the odds: A family's tale of hard work and success
Almost three d...
From pigs to carabaos: The shift that pays
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