Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) is an attached agency of the Department of Agriculture (DA) created through Executive Order 116 in 1986 to accelerate the development of the grains postharvest industry in the country including mechanization concerns from production to postproduction through the coordination and execution of research and extension activities and application of postproduction and agricultural mechanization technologies.


PHilMech envisions to be the premier center for postharvest and mechanization development for globally competitive and sustainable agriculture and fishery sectors. 


To empower the agriculture and fishery sector by increasing resource-use efficiency and productivity, reducing losses and adding value to the produce through research, development and extension. 


Generate, extend and commercialize appropriate and problem-oriented agriculture and fishery postharvest and mechanization technologies 

Our Corporate Values

  • C – Creativity
  • I – Integrity
  • T – Team work
  • E – Excellence
  • S – Spirituality
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