Costales Nature Farms – Majayjay

Costales Nature Farms, nestled at the foothills of mystical Mt. Banahaw in Majayjay Laguna, is the premiere agri-tourism destination in the Philippines. Our farm tour packages cater to anyone who wants to relax and experience farm life for a day or two. Learn the basics of integrated organic farming and enjoy the amenities of the farm.


Makiling Botanic Gardens, UPLB – Los Baños

Makiling Botanic Gardens is an educational, as well as a recreational facility found in UPLB-College of Forestry in Los Banos. Located on the foot of Mt. Makiling, it features a multitude of towering trees, flowers, creeks, and trails. The forest brings a cool shade that’s perfect for a nature trip and a picnic with family and friends.


Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) – Los Baños

The Los Baños National Crop Research, Development, and Production Support Center (LBNCRDC) of the Bureau of Plant Industry was established on November 20, 1931 by virtue of Passage Act No. 3910 of the pre-independence Philippine Legislature. Formerly known as Los Baños Economic Garden, it was formally inaugurated in 1933 by Dr. Edwin Copeland, founder and first dean of the UP College of Agriculture. During the reorganization of the Department of Agriculture on July 1, 1988, the station was renamed Los Baños National Crop Research and Development Center as per Executive Order No. 116. The Center assumed its current name by virtue of Executive Order No. 366.


Dairy Training and Research Institute (DTRI) – Los Baños

Prior to its present status as an independent unit of the College of Agriculture and Food Science (CAFS), the Dairy Training and Research Institute (DTRI) was part of the Animal and Dairy Sciences Cluster (ADSC) for around 13 years.  The  ADSC was formally created on October 1, 2004 as one of the five clusters of the reorganized UPLB College of Agriculture.  The cluster was a merger of the Institute of Animal Science and the Dairy Training and Research Institute. The reorganization into five clusters was a result of the reorganization plan of the college in the 90’s with the objective of promoting and sustaining the college competitive edge as a center of excellence in higher education, research and development in agriculture and food science and was envisioned to consolidate its pool of expertise, optimize the allocation and use of dwindling physical, human and financial resources.  


Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB) – Los Baños

The Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB) is a research institute of the University of the Philippines Los Baños. It is the national biotechnology research center and repository for all crops other than rice, which is handled by the Philippine Rice Research Institute.

It traces its roots to the Plant Breeding Division of the Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture. In 1975, President Ferdinand Marcos elevated the Division to an Institute and provided additional funds for new facilities and expanded research initiatives.


Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) – Los Baños

The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) is one of the sectoral councils under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). It was formed through the consolidation of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) and the Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development (PCAMRD) on June 22, 2011 pursuant to Executive Order No. 366.


Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development (PCAMRD) – Los Baños

The reorganization of the National Science and Technology Authority (NSTA) into the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) by virtue of Executive Order No. 128 marked the beginning of the Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development. In January 1988, PCAMRD became operational as one of the sectoral planning councils of the DOST. Its primary task is to provide central direction for the country’s aquatic and marine resources R&D.


Ato Belen’s Farm – San Pablo City

Organic Agricuture has changed so many lives already through the years here in the Philippines and even abroad. I’ve heard different success stories about organic farming that are very inspiring and worth sharing to the world and one of them is Ato Belen’s Farm (ABF) in Brgy. San Juan, San Pablo City, Laguna.

Ato Belen’s Farm (ABF) is a 1.2-hectare farm land managed by Renato “Ato” Belen which started as a plant nursery year 1987.  After the onslaught of  typhoon Milenyo in 2006 which left significant damages to the farm, Ato Belen’s Farm farm shifted little by little to organic farming. Of course shifting from traditional to organic farming takes time and will not happen overnight. So it took them years before the farm became a full-scale organic farm.


Forestwood – San Pablo City

Forest Wood Garden is a 5-hectare ATI Learning Site owned by husband and wife Joel Frago and Myrna Frago. Forest Wood started as a simple garden of ornamental plants collected and managed by Myrna Frago, an Architect by profession. A hobby which eventually turns into a landscaping business known in Laguna. Joel on the other hand, is an OFW working as a nurse with passion not only to take care and serve people but also in farming. After years of working abroad, Joel decided to do full time in farming adding other organic crops such as fruits, vegetables, root crops and many more aside from the existing ornamental plants in the garden.


International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) LOS BANOS, LAGUNA

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is an international agricultural research and training organization with headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna in the Philippines and offices in seventeen countries with 1,300 staff. IRRI is known for its work in developing rice varieties that contributed to the Green Revolution in the 1960s which preempted the famine in Asia.