University of the Philippines Los Baños
Thursday, 23 June 2016 00:00

Controlled Environment Research Facility to rise in UPLB

The Controlled Environment Research Facility (CERF) will soon be established in a 4-ha area inside the UPLB campus.

This DOST-funded state-of-the-art facility is expected to generate information on the responses of selected valuable crops, livestock, fisheries and marine resources, important wildlife resources, and pests and diseases, to climate change and other stressors.

This information will be generated through research  under the Monitoring and Detection of Ecosystems Changes for Enhancing Resilience and Adaptation in the Philippines (MODECERA) Program and other related R&D projects that will be conducted in the CERF.

The results of these studies will serve as significant inputs to promoting science-based management and policy decisions towards enhancing resilience and adaptation of agriculture, fisheries, forestry and natural resources sectors.



Artist’s Perspective of the UPLB Controlled Environment Research Facility

A groundbreaking ceremony for the facility will be held at 10 AM on June 23, near the PAMANA Organic Farm, along Pili Drive, where CERF will be located.

Among those who have been invited to grace the occasion are Science and Technology Secretary Mario G. Montejo; DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development Amelia P. Guevara; DOST Undersecretary for Scientific and Technological Services Rowena Cristina L. Guevara; PCAARRD Director Reynaldo V. Ebora, UPLB Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. The MODECERA program leader is Dr. Rex Victor O. Cruz.