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Wednesday November 28, 2018

Proving their alignment with the university’s goal of upholding quality services at par with updated standards, Bicol University’s College of Agri...

Friday September 28, 2018

To serve as a hub for innovative research in agricultural development, the Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Council for Agriculture...

Wednesday September 19, 2018

As the highlight of this year’s celebration, Bicol University celebrates its 49th founding anniversary and marks the start of the 2018 BU Week with ...

Friday June 22, 2018

In celebration of the birth of the university in 1969, Bicol University held its 49th annual Charter Day celebration this June 21 at the BRFICC Amphit...

Monday April 16, 2018

A total of 8,502 students were given their diplomas as this year’s official graduates of Bicol University, culminating their years of ac...

Wednesday January 10, 2018

To welcome the year 2018 with new priorities and direction, the Bicol University conducted the Opening Meeting at La Roca Veranda Suite, Legazpi City ...

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About Us

History

The Guinobatan Rural High School was established in 1912 and held its first classes on June 3, 1912 . It was renamed as Guinobatan Rural High School in 1927; Roxas Memorial Agricultural School in 1950; Bicol University College of Agriculture (BUCA) in 1969 through RA 5521 and now known as Bicol University College of Agriculture and Forestry (BUCAF) because of the offering of Bachelor of Science in Forestry which started in 1991.

Vision

A world class University producing leaders and change agents for social transformation and development.

Mission

To give professional and technical training and provide advanced and specialized instruction in literature, philosophy, the sciences and arts, besides providing for the promotion of technological researches.

BU Quality Policy

Bicol University commits to continually strive for excellence in instruction, research and extension by meeting the highest level of clientele satisfaction and adhering to quality standards.

Institutional Learning Outcomes:

Every graduate of Bicol University must:

Demonstrate critical thinking and integrative skills to solve problems and to support lifelong learning;

Communicate effectively and appropriately orally and in writing for various purposes with the responsible use of ITC tools;

Collaborate with diverse people ethically and with mastery of knowledge and skills in given discipline; and

Create knowledge and innovation to promote inclusive development as well as globalization. 

Goals of BU College of Agriculture and Forestry

Produce employable graduates of relevant and responsive curricular programs in agriculture, forestry, environment and other agriculture-related programs;

Generate and transfer scientific knowledge and technologies that are responsive to poverty alleviation, food security, economic productivity and sustainable development of resource-limited communities;

Generate and expand the productive resource capacity and entrepreneurial capability of the college;

Provide efficient and effective organizational support service delivery system and management;

Provide adequate physical facilities and utilities that are supportive of the mandated institutional functions of instruction, research, extension and production.

 

Facilities

BUCAF has a human resource pool totalling to 62 teaching and 35 non-teaching personnel with varying fields of specialization in support to the academic and academic-related functions and programs of the college. The human resource capability is being continuously upgraded through a system of recruitment and staff development in both the degree and short term training programs undertaken here and abroad.

Through the years the college was able to source out and build on its physical resources to ensure the delivery of services to its clientele and the community.

BUCAF's land area totals to 127.33 hectares: 47.11 ha for the main campus and 80.22 ha for the Mauraro campus. Mt. Masaraga also provides a facility especially for the forestry students and other related activities of the college.Classrooms, offices, laboratories, workshops, instructional, recreational and housing facilities are continuously being built or improved to meet the operational requirements for instruction, research and extension. The production ventures are also being expanded to increase income generation that could reinforce the regular budget of the college.

Basic Statistics of the College

 



Degree Programs

MS in Agriculture

  • Major in Animal Science
  • Major in Agronomy
  • Major in Agricultural Extension

Master in Rural Development

MS in Agriculture

  • Major in Crop Science
  • Major in Animal Science
  • Major in Agricultural Extension

MS in Forestry

  Graduates of Bachelor of Science in Forestry program are professionals who:

  1. Articulate and discuss latest developments in the specific field of practice;
  2. Effectively communicate orally and in writing;
  3. Work effectively and independently in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
  4. Act in recognition of professional, social and ethical responsibility;
  5. Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage”;
  6. Respond to the changing needs needs of conservation, management and sustainable development;
  7. Formulate sustainable and productive animal development plans;
  8. Establish and manage plantation forest and woodlots as business enterprise;
  9. Conduct comprehensive assessment and accounting of forest ecosystem services and resources and social processes using appropriate ICT and related tools and methods;
  10. Assess climate change impact, risk and vulnerabilities on forest ecosystems and resources and to prepare climate change adaptation, mitigation and risk reduction plans;
  11. Formulate, package, implement and evaluate forest management related research, development, extension programs and projects;
  12. Interpret, asses and formulate forest related policies and laws; and,
  13. Utilize IT and other traditional and modern tools, approached, and methods in problem solving, planning, management, and other related activities.

 

MS in Agribusiness

Graduates of  BS Agribusiness program are professionals who:

  1. Articulate and discuss latest developments in the specific field of practice;
  2. Effectively communicate orally and in writing;
  3. Work effectively and independently in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
  4. Act in recognition of professional, social and ethical responsibility;
  5. Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage”;
  6. Create, generate and share knowledge as it apply to specific problems in the discipline;
  7. Formulate sustainable and productive agricultural development plans;
  8. Apply technical, entrepreneurial and  managerial competencies;
  9. Provide and apply  appropriate quantitative and qualitative tools for problem solving and decision making;
  10. Employ appropriate research and extension methodologies and techniques; and,
  11. Demonstrate managerial and entrepreneurial traits, values, skills and professional work ethics;

 

MS in Agricultural Engineering

Graduates of  BS Agricultural Engineering  program are professionals who:

  1. Articulate and discuss latest developments in the specific field of practice;
  2. Effectively communicate orally and in writing;
  3. Work effectively and independently in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
  4. Act in recognition of professional, social and ethical responsibility;
  5. Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage”;
  6. Create, generate and share knowledge in agricultural engineering.
  7. Formulate sustainable and productive agricultural development plans
  8. Provide agricultural engineering solutions in the context of socio-economic, environmental, and ethical contributions.
  9. Demonstrate techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
  10. Exhibit knowledge and understanding of engineering and management principles,to manage projects in multidisciplinary environments.

 

Diploma in Agricultural Technology

Graduates of Bachelor in Agricultural Technology program are professionals who: 

  1. Articulate and discuss latest developments in the specific field of practice;
  2. Effectively communicate orally and in writing;
  3. Work effectively and independently in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
  4. Act in recognition of professional, social and ethical responsibility;
  5. Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage”;
  6. Formulate sustainable and productive animal development plans;
  7. Apply technologies in crop and animal production and relate activities according to industry standards;
  8. Teach agricultural technologies to students and various clients for manpower development in agriculture;
  9. Engage in agricultural enterprise; and,
  10. Employ relevant technologies in utilizing organic waste to produce economically viable products;
  11. Assess climate change impact, risk and vulnerabilities on forest ecosystems and resources and to prepare climate change adaptation, mitigation and risk reduction plans;
  12. Formulate, package, implement and evaluate forest management related research,development, extension programs and projects;
  13. Interpret, asses and formulate forest related policies and laws; and,
  14. Utilize IT and other traditional and modern tools, approached, and methods in problem solving, planning, management, and other related activities.

 

Bachelor in Agricultural Technology Major in Agricultural Technology Education

Graduates of Bachelor in Agricultural Technology program are professionals who: 

  1. Articulate and discuss latest developments in the specific field of practice;
  2. Effectively communicate orally and in writing;
  3. Work effectively and independently in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
  4. Act in recognition of professional, social and ethical responsibility;
  5. Preserve and promote “Filipino historical and cultural heritage”;
  6. Formulate sustainable and productive animal development plans;
  7. Apply technologies in crop and animal production and relate activities according to industry standards;
  8. Teach agricultural technologies to students and various clients for manpower development in agriculture;
  9. Engage in agricultural enterprise; and,
  10. Employ relevant technologies in utilizing organic waste to produce economically viable products.
  11. Assess climate change impact, risk and vulnerabilities on forest ecosystems and resources and to prepare climate change adaptation, mitigation and risk reduction plans;
  12. Formulate, package, implement and evaluate forest management related research, development, extension programs and projects;
  13. Interpret, asses and formulate forest related policies and laws; and,
  14. Utilize IT and other traditional and modern tools, approached, and methods inproblem solving, planning, management, and other related activities.


Faculty

Department of Agricultural Sciences

AMANO, LUIS O. - PROFESSOR VI

ARMENDI, VIGILIA G. - PROFESSOR V

BALINGASA, MARIA LARA B. - INSTRUCTOR I

BELEN, GLENROSE B. - INSTRUCTOR II

ESTRELLA, MARISSA N. - PROFESSOR VI

GALICIA, GENEAN L. - ASSOC. PROFESSOR V

LLANTO, LOURDITA A. - ASSOC PROFESSOR VI

MACERES, ALWIN JOSEPH M. - ASST. PROFESSOR I

NARVAEZ, LESTER M. - ASSOC. PROFESSOR IV

PAYONGA, ANTONIO P. - PROFESSOR VI

PEQUENA, TERESITA B. - ASSOC PROFESSOR V

SOLA, ANDRIAN G. - INSTRUCTOR I

SONEIGA, JOEY A. - ASSOC PROFESSOR IV

TABAYAG, SEVELLA G. - ASSOC PROFESSOR I

VARGAS, LIGAYA O. - PROFESSOR IV

ZAMORA, LORELEI B. - PROFESSOR III

 

Department of Agricultural Technology

AMARANTO, JEROME EARL A. - Instructor I

BAJARO, DOMINGO M. - ASSOC PROFESOR II

BERNALDEZ, RICARDO M. - ASST PROF. IV

BERNARDINO, DARIUS T. - ASSOC PROFESSOR III

BIGORNIA, JERRY S. - ASSOC PROFESSOR III

CARILO, ELIHO B. - ASSOC PROFESSOR V

CHAVEZ, JUDITH R. - ASSOC PROFESSOR II

DY, ROSCEFE B. - ASSOC PROFESSOR IV

GONZALES, EDDIE JR. - INSTRUCTOR I

LLENARESAS, ALLAN O. - ASSOC PROFESSOR II

MACARIOLA, EMMA L. - ASSIST. PROFESSOR II

MALONZO, ARVIN A. - Instructor I

MOJADOS, JULIETA V. - INSTRUCTOR I

MORAL, RIC A. - ASST. PROF III

NACE, DOMINGO Ll. - ASSOC. PROFESSOR IV

NEPOMUCENO, CATALINA B. - ASSOC PROFESSOR I

OCFEMIA, GERARDO O. - ASSOC. PROFESSOR V

ORBETA, RUBI R. - ASST PROFESSOR IV

ORIOLA, MARITES O. - ASST. PROFESSOR I

PADAYAO, ANTONIO, JR. P. - INSTRUCTOR II

PAVILANDO, LEILANI D. - PROFESSOR IV

POJA, EMILIO M. - ASST PROFESSOR IV

 

Department of Agribusiness

BUEMIA, JENNIE O. - ASST. PROFESSOR I

OCTEZA, ARMANDO, JR - ASSOC PROFESSOR III

OLIVA, ROSELYN O. - INSTRUCTOR I

PAYONGA, SYLVA ELENA B. - ASSOC. PROFESSOR II

SATIMBRE, ALMA O. - ASST. PROFESSOR IV

GONZALES, ALBERTO BONDE - ASSOC PROFESSOR V

GONZALES, MA. JULIETA C. - PROFESSOR III

MALVAR, ALLAN ADONIS L. - ASST PROFESSOR III

NIRO, MYLA LL. - ASST PROFESSOR IV

SAPILLAR, JEFFREY R. - ASSOC PROFESSOR I

SY, DARREL JAMES N. - INSTRUCTOR I

 

Department of Agricultural Engineering

BILARO, VIRGIL B. - INSTRUCTOR II

CALPE, ESTRELLA A. - ASSOC PROFESSOR V

ESPARTINEZ, NANCY M. - ASSOC PROFESSOR I

GONZALES, EFREN N. - PROFESSOR II

NIRO, JOHN FITZKEN DA VINCI M. - ASSOC PROFESSOR III

ORINGO, JOHN R. - ASSOC PROFESSOR II

TOLEDO, ROMMEL T. - INSTRUCTOR I



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Research and Extension

Research

 

A. Externally-Funded

 

Water Security Under Climate Risks: A Phil. Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for the Agriculture Sector

(Bicol Agri-Water Project)

Dr. Antonio P. Payonga, Prof. Sarah D. Sambajon

On-going

 

National Research and Development Project for Watershed Management in the Phils. (Phase II)

Dr. Antonio P. Payonga, Engr. Alberto Bonde Gonzalez, Engr. Virgil B. Bilaro

On-going

 

Technology Development and Promotion for the Conservation, Production and Commercialization of Indigenous Organic Upland Rice in Selected Areas in the Bicol Region (Bicol Upland Rice Project)

Dr. Antonio P. Payonga, Prof. Jose T. De Leon, Dr. Marissa N. Estrella

On-going

 

Program: Reinvigorating the Phil. Coconut Industry through the Coconut Somatic Embryogenesis Technology(CSET)

Dr. Marissa N. Estrella, Prof. Glenrose B. Belen

On-going

 

Revitalizing the Abaca Industry through Science and Technology Interventions for Higher Crop Productivity Using High-Yielding and Bunchy Top Resistant Abaca Hybrids

Dr. Marissa N. Estrella, Prof. Alwin Joseph M. Maceres

On-going

 

Research Program for the Development of a Coconut Processing Facility in the Bicol Region

Dr. Marissa N. Estrella, et. al.

On-going

 

Project: Pro-water: Promoting Water and Sanitation Access, Integrity, Empowerment, Rights & Resiliency

Prof. Arvin G. Malonzo, et. al.

On-going

 

Project: Systematization of Albay Province Capacities on Disaster Risk Reduction Management

Prof. Arvin G. Malonzo, et. al.

On-going

 

Study: Commercialization of Selected Agroforestry Technologies in Selected Communities in Albay

Engr. Alberto Bonde Gonzales, Prof. Ma. Julieta C. Gonzales

On-going

 

Program: Smarter Approaches to Reinvigorate Agriculture as an Industry (SARAI)

Study: Integrated Crop Management for Corn

Prof. Maria Lara B. Balingasa

On-going

 

Genetic Characterization, Gap Documentation and Germplasm Establishment of the Bicol Pride Vegetable Commodity: Gabi (Colocasia esculenta L.)

Prof. Maria Lara B. Balingasa, Dr. Luis O. Amano

New

 

Bamboo Groove Establishment for Climate Change Resiliency in Quinali: A Sub-watershed in the Province of Albay

For. Jeffrey R. Sapillar, Prof. Sevella G. Tabayag, Prof. Glenrose B. Belen

New

 

Community eCenter as Venue for Science and Technology-based Climate Smart Initiatives for Resiliency and Sustainability of Vulnerable Upland and Lowland Communities

Dr. Leilani D. Pavilando, et. al.

New

 

Bicol University Bamboo Utilization and Technology Development (BUbuted)

For. Jeffrey R. Sapillar, et.al.

MOA in progress

 

Development of a Climate Resilient Mt. Malinao Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation Project

Prof. Ma. Julieta C. Gonzales, Engr. Alberto Bonde Gonzales, Dr. Gerardo O. Ocfemia

MOA in progress

 

Field Assessment of Actinomycete Inoculant for Enhancing the Growth and Yield of Rainfed Lowland and Upland Rice in Albay

Ms. Jayvee A. Cruz, Ms. Judith R. Chavez

MOA in progress

 

B. Internally Funded

 

Value Chain Analysis of Pen Shell in the Bicol Region

Dr. Viola L. Amano, Prof. Julieta V. Mojados

New

 

Extension

“ Program on Climate Resilient Initiatives for Sustainable Watershed Management in Albay”

DAS-Farm, Family and Community-Managed Food Security and Biodiversity Coinservation Along the Slopes of Mt. Mayon Project

DF- Development of BUCAF Mauraro Campus as a resilient Micro-watershed management Model in Albay

Dab- Farm Enterprise Development Project

DAEn- Establishment of a Climate-Smart energy Efficient Aquaponics System Project

ATD- Scienceand Technology and Promotion for the Conservation, Production and Commercialization of indigenous Organic Upland Rice in Selected Areas in the Bicol Region (Bicol Upland Rice) Project

DF- Commercialization of Selected Agroforestry Technologies in Selected Communities of Albay

DAS, DF & DAEn- National Research and Development Project for watershed Management in the Philippines.

Other projects:

Camarines native chicken project

Farmer entrepreneurship project

Bicol agri water project

 



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