About Us


Western Visayas Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVARRDEC) is an organization of 29 consortium member and partner member agencies that seeks to pool technical expertise and other resources related to research and development activities in Western Visayas. It is one of the 13 consortia under the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD). On September 2015, the consortium was officially renamed to Western Visayas Agriculture Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVAARRDEC) with the inclusion of aquatic sector

Begun on May 4, 1988, WESVAARRDEC aims to establish a unified regional research and development management group that plans, integrates, reviews and coordinates research programs of the various member institutions and agencies. Led by its base agency, West Visayas StateUniversity, it sets to maximize the management of resources to advance research and development  (R&D) program relevant to regional and national goals.

THE NEW WESVAARRDEC Vision-Mission-Core-Values-Goals

A dynamic force for sustainable agriculture, aquatic and natural resources (AANR) sectors in Western Visayas.
Synergize and harness resources to generate and commercialize technologies to propel the development of agriculture, fishery and natural resources sectors in Western Visayas.



ISECURe the AANR future
Integrity, Synergy, Excellence, Commitment, Unity, Relevance, Resourcefulness

  • Defining S&T priorities and actions, driven by evolving regional, national and global development needs.
  • Development and maintenance of R&D information systems
  • Packaging of science-based information materials
  • Technology packaging and dissemination and techno transfer program  
  • Intellectual property management and other technical assistance on technology transfer
  • Ugrading the competencies of researchers and researcher managers in priority fields
  • R&D equipment and infrastructure development program
  • Rationalization of investments, managementsystems and generalization of support
  • Enhancement of program planning, monitoring  and evaluation systems
  • Strengthening  and maintenance of local and international linkages
  • Strategic assessment, impact assessment of policies, industry/technology forecasting
  • Communication research and strategies as support to policy awareness and advocacy initiatives


  • Aklan State University 
  • Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region 6
  • Capiz State University 
  • Carlos Hilado Memorial State College 
  • Central Philippine State University 
  • Central Philippine University 
  • Department of Agriculture Region 6
  • DA - Agricultural Training Institute Region 6
  • DA - Bureau of Agricultural Research
  • DA - BPI Guimaras National Crop Development and Production Support Center
  • DA - BPI La Granja National Crop Research and Development Center
  • DENR - ERDB Biodiversity, Coastal, Wetlands and Ecotourism Research Center 
  • Department of Science and Technology Region 6
  • Guimaras State College
  • Iloilo Science and Technology University
  • Iloilo State College of Fisheries
  • National Economic and Development Authority Region 6 
  • Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College 
  • Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology
  • Philippine Carabao Center - Calinog
  • Philippine Coconut Authority Region 6
  • Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development 
  • Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center/Aquaculture Department
  • STI-West Negros University
  • Sugar Regulatory Administration
  • University of Antique
  • University of Negros Occidental - Recoletos
  • University of the Philippines Visayas 
  • West Visayas State University

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