The soil and water resources research and development shall be implemented by the Soil and Water Resources Research Division (SWRRD) and the three (3) National Soil and Water Resources Research and Development Centers (NSWRRDC).

The National Soil and Water Resources Research and Development Extension Agenda (NSWRRDEA) aligned with the DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) Research and Development and Extension Agenda and Program (RDEAP) shall serves as the major policy/reference document in setting the overall direction of R&D initiatives on soil and water resources management. To facilitate the updating of research agenda, series of consultation workshops shall be conducted to solicit the inputs from various stakeholders. All project proposals should be aligned to the NSWRRDEA. New proposals should undergo internal review by the BSWM Research and Development Studies (RDS) Review Committee prior to submission for local or international funding.

Proposals approved for funding shall undergo an inception workshop/meeting to refine project proposals and firm up milestones. Memorandum of Agreement Understanding shall be prepared as necessary.

During project implementation, research and development personnel are assigned to perform R&D activities. To ensure that projects are implemented in accordance to final protocols, all projects/studies are subjected to review and evaluation.

Reports shall be prepared for on-going and completed projects. The terminal reports shall be registered in the National Library for ISBN/ISSN. Generated technologies shall be subjected to field validation in multi-locations. R&D outputs shall be translated into knowledge products/publications and serve as input to policy recommendations. Learning and Development activities shall be conducted for relevant interested parties.


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