Projects and Studies

Technology Transfer and Extension Services

Objectives :

  • To asses ENR technologies generated by ERDB Main and the Research Centers;
  • To Establish a system and facilitate the packaging of ENR technologies;
  • To develop package of technology for specific end users.


The Ecosystem Research and Development Bureau Proper and the Research Centers as Regional R&D offices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has generated technologies through its RDE programs, projects and activities on the management and protection of the country’s major ecosystem types- forest, upland farms, grassland and degraded areas, coastal zone and freshwater and urban ecosystems. The research results before they were disseminated, have undergone an evaluation process through the ERDB Technical Review Board. These were promoted either through publications, technology forum, establishment of demonstration areas, techno-caravan and IEC materials, provision of technical assistance and conduct of trainings.

However, the sustainable application of technologies has not been looked into, thus they need to undergo thorough assessment to determine the degree of maturity of technologies using the parameters on social acceptability, technical, economic, environmental and political (STEEP) aspects. Likewise this review is needed in order to recommend actions on a particular technology either to promote for adoption, disseminate the information, use as inputs to the draft policy or package into IEC materials. This evaluation system is what the Technology Assessment Procedure (TAP) for ENR of the ERDB is all about. The application of the TAP guidelines in the ENR Research assures the adherence of a system to assess technologies and recommend appropriate utilization (Sinohin, V. and Asis, L., 2015).


Development of Integrated Pest Management for Industrial Tree Plantation Species (ITPS) and Other Forest Plantations in Mindanao in Response to Climate Change.


  • Determine the regional distribution of pests and disease through the conduct of survey on forest tree nurseries and plantations with problems on pest and diseases with the adoption of baselining/benchmarking protocol (DMC 2014-06).
  • Identify the key pest and diseases’ host including life history, distribution, abundance, behavior and natural enemies on the key host.
  • Determine the potential economic impact and threshold levels of pest and diseases.
  • Identify the preventive control measures of pest and diseases.
  • Institutionalize gender equality in IPM strategies.


Domestication of Some Native Tree Species


  • Document the growth development of every species.
  • Develop gene bank resources of indigenous species.
  • Determine the potentials of indigenous tree species for ITP.


In-situ and Ex-situ Conservation of Igem (Dacrycarpus imbricatus Blume) and Almaciga (Agathis philippinensis Warb) Species in Mindanao


  • To preserve rare, endangered, and threatened species;
  • To ensure conservation of genetic resources of the indigenous species in the future through in situ and ex situ conservation and;
  • To ensure participation of men and women in the conservation strategies of indigenous and threatened forest species.



Tree Improvement and Development of High Quality Planting Materials of Indigenous Tree Species and Industrial Tree Plantation Species

Second Generation of Progeny Field Trial Development of Bagras (Eucalyptus deglupta Blume) in Northern Mindanao


  • To identify and verify new potential/candidate trees of ITP species.
  • To maintain existing seed sources and Seed Production Areas of ITP species.
  • To collect seeds from identified and verified potential seed sources and Seed Production Areas of indigenous and ITP species
  • To maintain operation of the seed processing and storage facilities.


Growth and Genetic Variation of First Generation Progenies of Some Industrial Tree Plantation Species in Northern  & Eastern Mindanao


  • To identify and verify new potential/candidate trees of ITP species.
  • To maintain operation of the seed processing and storage facilities
  • To develop/package information/technology that will be generated from project implementation
  • To establish half-sib progeny tests of selected mother trees of the identified priority forest tree species;
  • To determine the heritability of phenotypic characteristics observed from the selected candidate plus trees (CPTs);
  • To identify and recommend a list of the best performing parent trees tested; and
  • To convert the PFT into seedling seed orchards


Genetic Variation of Falcata (Falcataria moluccana (Miq.) Barneby & J.W.Grimes) Resistant to Gall Rust and Pink Canker