The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization implements programs and projects under the Research and Development (R & D) and the Extension Support , Education and Training Services (ESETS) clusters headed each by a cluster director. Both cluster directors see to it that programs and projects are aligned to the priority programs of the Department of Agriculture and the priority agenda of PHilMech.

Strategic Thrust

  • EFFICIENT drying and dehydration for increased farm productivity
  • APPROPRIATEhandling,storage, and processing techniques for increased economic value
  • EFFECTIVEprevention and control of mycotoxin,pests and disease toward food safety and preservation
  • AGRICULTURALwaste and by-product utilization for added value and environmental protection
  • APPROPRIATEproduction and postproduction mechanization technologies for increased resource use efficiency and productivity
  • EMPOWEREDstakeholders towards profitable entrepreneurship

The center also provides postharvest and mechanization services to the various stakeholders in the country through its various programs, to wit: 

  • Postharvest facility support to the National Organic Agriculture Program
  • National Cold Chain Program
  • Establishment of Agricultural Tramlines
  • Grain Drying Services Through the PHilMech Drying Center
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