Indigenous Peoples Center for Agriculture, Research, Ecology, and Sustainability
An educational and research program under the Pamulaan Center for Indigenous Peoples Education.
IP-CARES is a product of a partnership between the New Zealand Embassy, Canadian Embassy, Pamulaan Center for Indigenous People Education, and Tugdaan Mangyan Center for Learning and Development. This project hopes to develop and strengthen the capacities of Indigenous Youth and farmers to manage Agricultural Enterprises for Sustainable and Green Economic Growth.
IP-CARES mandate is to help the indigenous farmers and youth enhance their knowledge and skills in sustainable agriculture technology, environmental protection, enhancement, and sustainability of their ancestral domains/lands.
IP-CARES facilities are located at the heart of the ancestral domain of the Matigsalog community in Sitio Contract, Datu Salumay, Marilog District Davao City and the Mangyan-Alangan community in Paitan, Naujan, Oriental Mindoro.
AREAS OF STUDY AND SPECIALIZATION
IP-CARES conducts studies in the areas of traditional and ecological knowledge and systems, agricultural ecology, anthropology of upland development, natural resources management, organic farming system, agri-economics, marketing, climate change, disaster preparedness, management, and policy analysis.
PARTNERSHIP AND COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVE
IP-CARES collaborates with local and international individuals, institutions, and organizations relevant to its areas of work
IP-CARES applies an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research, hands-on training, education and technological transfer, based on innovative and initiative concepts, ideas of its own faculty, the IP farmers to whom they work with, and other scholars and scientists from the Philippines and international organizations.