The Central Philippine University College of Agriculture, Resources, and Environmental Sciences (CPUCARES), formerly known as the CPU College of Agriculture (CPUCA), embarks on the era of digitalization. This college was established in the school year 1950–51 by the American Baptist Missionaries. It is the first college of agriculture recognized outside Luzon and probably the third in the Philippines. In 1964, the CPUCA was one of the founding members of the Association of Colleges of Agriculture in the Philippines (ACAP). Since then, this College has graduated approximately 5,000 students. Many of these graduates hold key positions in government agencies, private agricultural institutions, and local, regional, national, and international organizations.
In its quest to assist various agricultural industries, CPUCARES assisted the Philippine native chicken industry through scientific innovation toward commercial-scale production. The CPU Administration, led by President Teodoro C. Robles, established the CPU Research Station for Philippine Native Chicken on December 23, 2011. This specialized research facility devotes all of its resources to developing technology packages for the commercial production of local fowl. Since then, various technology packages for raising larger flocks of local chickens have been developed and commercialized. As a result, this station is now known as the "Center for Commercial Production of Philippine Native Chicken" in the Philippines.
After a decade of research, the CPU Philippine Native Chicken developed a standardized housing design for breeder stocks and grower native chicken. It has unique characteristics such as being the most practical, low-cost, easy to maintain, and having a longer useful life. These features make it more appealing to the country's native chicken raisers. The housing is complemented by the development of the first CPU Feeds in the Philippines. This is also the first research station to create ready-to-use phytomedicines for Philippine native chicken. To meet the growing demand for these local poultry products, technology packages for growing native chicken for the market are also being disseminated. As a result, the finished products are safer, more nutritious, and healthier for use in the home or specialized markets.
CARES oversees the University Research Center for Product Development. It is a cutting-edge laboratory that focuses on the development of agricultural products. Here is the link:
Aside from instruction, research, and extension, CARES has the rice seed production area in Barangays Tuburan-Sulbod, Zarraga, and Iloilo. It is about 16 kilometers away from the CPU Campus.
We are inculcating in our learners an entrepreneurial mindset. One of the reasons why the agriculture sector of the country is lagging behind that of other countries is that farming is seen more as a way of life than a business. To exemplify what we are teaching, we do business in HERE.
The findings of our studies did not rest on the shelves of our college, but they are being processed into valuable learning materials both for young and adult learners. The complexity of the technical terms is deduced into simpler forms for easy understanding by clients. If would you like to know more, please click it HERE.
The CARES commitment does not stop with our students; it has spread to communities all over the world. We are responding to the needs of agripreneurs in a timely manner through various means. Aside from personal visits to our research and production facilities, interested individuals can interact HERE.