Low-Hanging Fruits
Propagation of edible landscaping technology and vertical farming systems to urban, peri-urban, and rural communities
Organic Agriculture Research, Development, and Extension Center
National Plant Genetic Resources Laboratory
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UPLB AGORA's other focus areas
Social Justice & Cultural Flourishing

Propagation of edible landscaping technology and vertical farming systems to urban, peri-urban, and rural communities

  • UPLB’s edible landscaping technology combines the practical benefits of growing food with the aesthetic qualities of landscaping.
  • It is an artistic food production technology that is gradually being introduced in Filipino communities.
  • The vertical farming system is another way to promote food production and teach people to grow their own food in limited spaces.
  • Both practices promote food security and nutrition among urban, peri-urban, and even rural communities.

Organic Agriculture Research, Development, and Extension Center

  • The Organic Agriculture Research, Development, and Extension Center (OARDEC) is a seven-hectare farm in UPLB that promotes the strength of organic agriculture as a sustainable food system.
  • It houses various indigenous plant species, crops, herbs, medicinal plants, and flowering plants, among others.
  • The center welcomes educational farm tours and serves as a learning site on organic agriculture.

National Plant Genetic Resources Laboratory (NPGRL)

  • serves as the national repository of important and potentially useful agricultural crops in the Philippines, maintaining over 30,000 accessions of 300 species
  • The NPGRL, also known as Genebank, is in charge of acquisition, characterization, conservation and management, regeneration and documentation of plant genetic resources.
  • It is an important facility for national and international crop improvement programs.