Extension Programs and Services
UPLB has established centers and institutes dedicated to extension and public services. These units also conduct research activities to complement its main mandates.
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES). TREES is a training/ extension unit under the College of Forestry and Natural Resources that packages and implements training courses in sustainable tropical resources and ecosystems management for the Asia-Pacific region. It maintains a 22-room hostel and guesthouses for trainees as well as a satellite training office in Baguio City in the northern Philippines.
Institute of Cooperatives and BioEnterprise Development (ICOPED). ICOPED is an institute of the College of Economics and Management which provides a strong focus on the development of cooperatives as viable economic and social business enterprises through instruction, research, extension and training, networking, and policy advocacy programs.
Center for Technology Transfer Entrepreneurship (CTTE). UPLB CTTE is a recently established center under the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Extension integrates programs, policies, and activities towards the protection, promotion, and successful disposition of the University’s technologies through licensing and technology business incubation to both the private and public sectors.
UPLB Bee Program.The UPLB Bee Program, based at the Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences is a multi-disciplinary, integrated, research and extension program established in 1989 to promote, fomalize and integrate all bee-related research and extension activities of UPLB. With the vision to be a dynamic center for bee research and development, the program aims to strengthen multi-disciplinary research, provide technical services to all sectors, promote standardization of bee products, continue to develop appropriate apicultural technologies for farmers, women and entrepreneurs, and to enhance biodiversity through conservation and management of indigenous bee species.
Barangay Integrated Development Program for the Nutrition Improvement of the Rural Poor (BIDANI). The BIDANI of the Institute of Human Nutrition and Food, College of Human Ecology is a community-based participatory development approach to help improve governance, and food and nutrition security of the rural villages in the Philippines. It is an extension program spearheaded by key Regional State Universities and Colleges in the Philippines in partnership with Local Government Units. Since its inception in 1978, BIDANI is recognized by various partner line agencies and LGUs as a mechanism in integrating nutrition in development.
Ugnayan ng Pahinungod/ Oblation Corps. Pahinungod programs are undertakings that address development concerns of communities, organizations and specific groups such as students, teachers, farmers, youth and women. Pahinungod uses a community-based participatory approach that integrates values education and establishes its beneficiaries to become self-reliant individuals and leaders in their respective communities.
Farmer-Scientist Training Program (FSTP). The FSTP is a corn-based RDE training program that has been developed by Ramon Magsaysay Awardee Dr. Romulo G. Davide, and designed to liberate poor farmers from poverty and hunger through sustainable agricultural development. It is now a nationwide partnership program with farmers, local government units, DA-ATI, DAR, DENR, DILG, UPLB, other state universities and colleges and agencies, as promulgated by Malacanang EO 710.
Agricultural Modernization Development Program (AMDP). The AMDP was established in 1979 by the College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology as its research and development and extension program in agricultural mechanization. Since its inception, AMDP has tackled various activities that contributed in increasing agricultural productivity, improving the income of farmers, manufacturers and entrepreneurs, and shaping the RD&E and policy directions of mechanization in the country. The program provides innovative agricultural and bio-systems engineering technology through cutting edge research, strategic extension delivery methods, synergistic networking, and responsive policy advocacies towards environment-friendly, gender sensitive and sustainable agriculture and fisheries modernization.
Radyo DZLB. Radyo DZLB (1116 AM) is a radio station established in 1964 by UPLB to provide educational programming to rural communities surrounding Los Baños. Operated by the College of Development Communication, it is being used as an experimental radio station with programming that includes music programs and request shows, informative segments and talk shows and School-on-air programs. DZLB won a KBP Golden Dove Award for Best AM Station in 1994 and a Catholic Mass Media Award for Best Educational Radio Program in 2010.