Cebu Technological University – Research

Integrated Research Agenda

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR)

The Research Agenda for AFENR sector is based on its suitability to the region as a commercially viable enterprise:

Research activities in these industry clusters encompass production and management, pest management, nutrient management, post-harvest technologies, biotechnology, marketing, agricultural education as well as biodiversity and environmental monitoring.


Culture and seeding of economically important marine species

Hatchery development of commercially important species

Assessment and Monitoring of Marine resources

Sustainable fisheriesTourism impact on the marine resources

Value-added fishery products / product development

Bioactive components from marine products

Impact of climate change on fisheries biodiversity

Sustainable safe seafood products

Sustainable coastal management program

Sea ranching for sustainability of marine products

Tolerant species and other indicator organisms in the ecosystem

Impact of fisheries activities on the coastal ecosystem

Vulnerability assessment of marine resources and habitat

Economics of fisheries activities

Innovative Technology in capture fisheries, post harvest and aquaculture

Valuation Studies of Marine Protected Areas

Limnological Studies

Systematics and Taxonomy

Marine Fisheries



Education, Arts and Sciences

Redirect and refocus both basic and applied researches pertaining to:

Sustainable development of the region/nation:

Educational advancement of human resources on management practices and others:

On Quality and Excellence

Research on the improvement of quality of higher education (inputs, processes, outputs, outcomes):

On Relevance and Responsiveness Research on making higher education more relevant and responsive to the dynamically changing domestic and international environment:

On Access and Equity

Research on broadening access of Higher education opportunities to deserving and qualified students:

On Efficiency and Effectiveness

Research on the optimization of social institutions and individual outcomes and benefits derived from the utilization of higher education resources:

Technology and Engineering

Graduate School

University Research Centers/Institute

i. Agriculture Biotechnology

ii. Bioresource Technology

iii. Food Biotechnology

iv. Natural Resource Engineering

To ensure that the technologies developed will reach the desired end users and to ensure strong linkage with various stakeholders, Rural Development and Communication Service Unit will also be established to perform technology dissemination and technology transfer to rural communities in the Philippines. The unit works closely, acting as a bridge between the center and the local communities, to undertake technology transfer, demonstration and assimilation, as well as human resource development to improve the standard of living and household earnings for the village. They are also in- charge of fostering linkages for fund sources or collaborative research among others.

i. Biodiversity