Bicol Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (BCAARRD)

On 26 January 1976, five research centers/colleges bound themselves under a Memorandum of Agreement to form the Bicol Agricultural Research Complex (BARC) to support the National Research Network (NRN) in agriculture and natural resources and to optimize the use of limited resources in the region. It was later named as Bicol Consortium for Agricultural Resources Research and Development.

Through the challenging years, it welcomed more members to its fold, and evolved into lives of the Bicolano farmers. More technologies were generated and adopted that contributed to agricultural development.

In 2014, BCARRD was renamed as Bicol Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development(BCAARRD). It continues as a partner in countryside development. Its twenty strong and dynamic member institutions with specific mandates, move ahead in pursuit of a common goal. Through the Consortium arrangement, the member-agencies are able to optimize the utilization of their human and physical resources on crops, livestock, fisheries, soil and water resources, forestry and socio-economics.


Societal Vision

Knowledge-driven, economically-viable industries in Bicol.


Dynamic leader in S&T development, management and governance for inducive industries in the Bicol Region


To intitutionalize and promote integrated S&T supportive to the regional and national development.


To effectively utilize research results in attaining the goals of sustainable regional development.


  • Integrated and complimentary R&D programs
  • Technology transfer and commercialization mechanism/modalities catalytic to market-driven and globally competetive industries
  • Integrated capability buildung supportive to regional S&T agenda
  • Policy advocacy for S&T development and utilization of AANR sector development