UPLB's Current Research & Extension Agenda
The current research and extension agenda of the University of the Philippines Los Baños is co-owned and collectively pursued by the UPLB staff, motivating them to engage in activities that aid in achieving the sustainable development goals, while cementing the University’s place in the international community.
Smart Agriculture Systems powered by Agri 4.0 Technology
Biosecurity and Biosafety
Science, Technology, and Innovation System for Agriculture, Forestry, Natural Resources, and Environment Continuum
Agricultural Farming Schemes for Urban and Peri-Urban Systems
Social Concerns (cultural preservation, etc.)
Environmental Concerns (natural resource conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation, etc.)
Economic Concerns (increased income, economic growth, etc.)
Participation and Intergenerational Equity
The Continuum for Accelerating Growth
Our research and extension agenda is premised on the challenges faced by the Philippines in the areas of food security, health, natural disasters, and governance. The UPLB AGORA seeks to contribute more vigorously to addressing the pressing and pervasive problems – low productivity, unprofitability and lack of competitiveness – brought about by the size and scale of farms and farmer organizations, weak governance, and the dire lack of collaboration with the industry.
The Elements behind UPLB AGORA
The UPLB AGORA Logotype features two arrows symbolizing our ultimate goal of accelerating social, economic, and environmental growth in the country.
We also showcase a woven bamboo basket depicting our marketplace, which is held by stakeholders from the four corners of the Philippines, to illustrate our commitment to ensure UPLB R&E’s synergistic contribution to the nation’s sustainable growth.
The stakeholders are also colored according to those of UPLB AGORA’s focus areas – Food Security & Sovereignty, One Health, Resilience & Sustainability, and Future Communities & Institutions.
114 Years of UPLB Research and Extension
We envision the University of the Philippines Los Baños as an agora or marketplace of pioneering and demand-driven
research and extension for development and innovation–through systems thinking, solutions-making,
and future-proof paradigms.
The UPLB AGORA strategizes our research efforts to ensure that what we are doing inside our laboratories, in the field, and in the communities will address the most urgent and most important issues of today and of the future – going beyond publication, concepts, and theories to translate them into solutions and innovations that will really empower people.
This R&E Agenda is co-owned and collectively pursued by the UPLB staff, motivating them to engage in activities that aid in achieving the sustainable development goals while cementing the university’s place in the international community.