Institute of Highland Farming Systems and Agroforestry (IHFSA)


By admin - Posted on 20 November 2013

      The Institute of Highland Farming Systems and Agroforestry (IHFSA) became operational on January 6, 1997. IHFSA was a merger of the Institute if Highland Farming Systems (IHFS) and the Highland Agro-Forestry (HAFI). The Agro-Forestation Special project was created on June 1, 1977 by virtue of MSAC Administrative Memorandum No. 2, s. 1977 by then President Bruno M. Santos. The Institute of Highland Farming Systems was established during the presidency of Dr. Fortunato A. Battad as provided for in MSAC Administrative Memorandum No. 17, s. 1984.
 

Vision.A center of excellence in promoting sustainable Agroforestry, Biodiversity, Eco-tourism and other Farming Systems in the highlands

Mission. To develop and disseminate sustainable Agroforestry, Biodiversity, Ecotourism and other farming systems in the highlands

Goal. To increase income of small-holder farmers through the promotion of relevant and sustainable Agroforestry, Biodiversity, Ecotourism and farming system technologies in highland areas.

Objectives.

a. Generate appropriate efficient and sustainable R and E in Agroforestry, Biodiversity, Ecotourism and other farming system technologies;
b. Provide quality extension and training services to farmers, students, extension workers, and other stakeholders in Agroforestry, Biodiversity, Ecotourism and other farming systems technologies;
c. Showcase, package and advocate relevant and sustainable Agroforestry, Biodiversity, Ecotourism and other farming systems technologies; and
d. Collaborate with stakeholders for the enhancement of curricular programs of the university incorporating agroforestry, biodiversity, ecotourism and highland farming systems.

Divisions
1. Agrisilvicultural Division (Crops and Trees-Based Agroforestry
2. Silvipastoral Division ( Animals and Trees-Based Agroforestry
3. Agrisilvipastoral Division (Crops and Animals and Trees-Based Agroforestry)
4. Agroforestry Integrated with other Farming Systems

 5. Biodiversity and Eco-tourism

Functions of the Divisions:

a. Conduct relevant research activities in agroforestry, biodiversity, ecotourism and other farming systems technologies;
b. Develop and disseminate organic and Good Agricultural Production (GAP) technologies on Arabica coffee-based, citrus-based, Sericulture under the principle of farming systems;
c. Develop and disseminate organic and Goof Agricultural Production (GAP) technologies including the conservation of indigenous livestock, poultry, fish and other domestic animals under the principles of farming systems;
d. Develop and improve production, harvesting, postharvest, processing and marketing of Agroforest products;
e. Establish technology demo-farms on sustainable Agroforestry and other farming systems technologies;
f. Conduct relevant trainings and extension activities for farmers, students and other stakeholders in Agroforestry, Biodiversity, Ecotourism and other farming systems technologies;
g. Publish in refereed/indexed journals and prepare IEC materials on research breakthroughs; and
h. Promote biodiversity conservation and ecotourism in the highlands

 


 

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