PICRI’s mission is to develop appropriate, commerciable technologies for sustainable livelihood in agriculture and industry and reduce the incidence of poverty in the country.


PICRI’s vision is to be the center of research, development and extension of high value industrial crops to significantly contribute in the growth and sustenance of the country’s economy.




HVCFPC also known as the Marang Building way back 2014. In the year 2015, the DA-BAR edifice the High Value Crops Food Processing Center as a dedication to all Filipino farmers and fishermen for the processing of High Value Commercial Crops.

The center was conceptualized and built during the incumbency of Dr. Emma K. Sales as the project leader and also by the supervision of Dr. Francisco Gil N. Garcia as the university president.

It was completed and opened on August 29, 2015 during the incumbency of Hon. Proceso J. Alcala as the DA Secretary and together with Dr. Nicomedes P. Eleazar as BAR Director.

High Value Crops Processing Center


Prof. Harem R. Roca

Supervisor/ In- charge

Carl Jonas D. Gocotano

Research Aide

Elnora L. Flores

Laboratory Aide

Marlon L. Manansala

Research Aide





Abaca Fruit Wine

Abaca Fruit Wine was awarded by the DA- BAR last August 2019 during the Closing ceremony of the 15th Agriculture and Fisheries Technology Forum and Product Exhibition as the 5th place for the “BEST PRODUCT COMPETITION” in recognition for the uniqueness, relevance, attributes and potential of the developed product.

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  • HVCFPC- University of Southern Mindanao, Kabacan, Cotabato
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