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RDE AGENDA (Board Resolution No. 2, S. 2019 dated August 23, 2019)

The KSU Research Framework was based on the Research and Development mandate to conduct research and development programs in priority disciplines and key areas for improving instructional programs and to promote the development of urban and rural communities and farmers through the generation of matured appropriate technologies for increased agro-industrial productivity.  It also seeks to develop knowledge and sustainable technologies that are economically viable, socially acceptable, and environment friendly supportive of local, regional, national, and international priorities.

The KSUResearch Framework (2017 -2022) was formulated by researchers and extension workers and presented to the University RDE Council and the University Academic Council for endorsement to the Board of Regents for appropriate action. From the University RDE and Academic councils to the Board of Regents, there were suggestions made. These suggestions were properly incorporated such as;the inclusion of the Cordillera priorities   along agriculture and related fields, education, socio-economics and environmental studies;  the inclusion  of peace and order researches; the inclusion of topics unique to the Cordilleras such as IKSP, Bodong, Watershed management, and Indigenous Peoples Studies;  the inclusion of  climate change and disaster risk reduction and management   researches and extension activities such as the landslide training for communities and non-experts  extension  of the University.

Agriculture & Related Fields

  • Coffee, bamboo, Kalinga orange, heirloom rice & corn, indigenousspecies, indigenous vegetables, herbs, legumes, root crops, high value crops, sericulture, native animals, apiculture, mushroom, fishery, agricultural mechanization, Information and Communication Technology, and Gender and Development

Education

  • Multidisciplinary and multicultural studies in Education, Curriculum improvement andinstructional materials development, Mother tongue based multi-lingual education, IP education impact, tracer and VMGO studies, Indigenous knowledge and alternative education, Information and Communication Technology, and Gender and Development.

Socio- economics

  • Business sustainability of MSMEs, Politics and IndigenousGovernance, public administration, human rights, social justice, and governance, local history, health and nutrition, criminological studies, peace and order, textile,  indigenous knowledge and practices in various disciplines, culture and heritage studies, Cordillera Autonomy studies,   Free Prior and Informed Consent process Studies, Bodong Impact Studies,  Information and Communication Technology, and Gender and Development.

Environmental Services

  •  Renewable energy, watershed management, ground water studies, biodiversityconservation, climate change and disaster risk reduction and management, small scale mining, geothermal energy, tourism, Information and Communication Technology, and Gender and Development.

NOTE:  RDE ACTIVITIES not mentioned in the above framework but are covered in the national, regional, and local research priorities are considered.

The Kalinga State University research   framework   was anchored on international, national, regional and local RDE priorities. The framework covers the research priorities of the Sustainable Development Goals, SEARCA Thrust and Priorities, Harmonized National R&D Agenda (2017-2022), Philippine Development Plan, CHED six Platforms, DA-BAR RDEAP 2017-2022 and the Cordillera Regional Development Agenda 2017-2022, all supportive to the Ambisyon Natin 2040.

The research development and extension framework of the university was divided into four (4) themes namely: agriculture and related fields, education, socio-economics, and environmental services. The themes were premised on the degree offerings of the university.The outputs shall be patented, commercialized and be extended to target communities through the extension activities.

For the agriculture and related fields, the university shall conduct researches that are relevant to the needs of the province. It shall include researches on coffee, bamboo, Kalinga orange, heirloom rice & corn, indigenous species, indigenous vegetables, herbs, legumes, root crops, high value crops, sericulture, native animals, apiculture, mushroom, fishery, agricultural mechanization, information and communication technology, and gender and development on agriculture.

For the theme on education, the university shall endeavour in the conduct of researches congruent to the needs of basic and higher education.It covers  multidisciplinary and multicultural studies in education, curriculum improvement and instructional materials development,  mother tongue based multi-lingual  education,   IP education  impact studies,  tracer and VMGO studies, Indigenous knowledge and alternative education,  information and communication technology, and gender and development  in education studies.

For socio-economics, the university shall undertake researches which can enhance healthy environment for entrepreneurs. The fast pace of development erodes the culture of certain communities. It is in this context that good and indigenous governance, local history, traditional knowledge systems and practices be studied. Criminological studies, public safety and security shall be among the focus to address concerns especially for the fast-paced development in the City of Tabuk and nearby municipalities. It  also includes  studies on business sustainability of MSMEs, politics and Indigenous governance, public administration, human rights, social justice, health and nutrition, peace and order,  textile,  indigenous knowledge and practices in various disciplines, culture and heritage studies, effects of Cordillera Autonomy ,   Free Prior and Informed Consent process,  Impact of Bodong,  information and communication technology, and gender anddevelopment .

Environmental services researches shall be conducted inorder to cover renewable energy parallel to resource conservation which will spell out sustainable development. Given the rich natural resources of the province, continuing studies on watershed, biodiversity conservation and utilization of natural resources for the benefit of the community shall be prioritized. Tourism potential of the province is high; therefore, researches relative to the different tourism areas shall beconducted on the premise of location, carrying capacity and the readiness of communities to accept tourists including the economic gains from such activities. Climate change and disaster risk are now the greatest threats to humanity; hence, local researches shall be conducted in collaboration to local government units in order to abate the impacts of these threats. Cut across the different themes will be the integration of the information communication technology including gender and development.

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