Training Programs

Courses for entrepreneurs

Agroforestry Farm Planning and Design

The course will focus on the compatibility of people and upland resources in terms of protection and provision of livelihood opportunities.  Planning and designing of sustainable agroforestry systems using various tools developed that are easy to use and farmer friendly shall be discussed.

The course is designed for community development workers and technical staff who are engaged in planning and designing of agroforestry project and farms.

  • 3 days duration, TBA
  • P6,500 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 10
  • Venue: TREES, CFNR, UPLB

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: (049) 536-2736
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Agroforestry Feasibility Study Preparation

A crash course consisting of hands-on preparation of a feasible agroforestry enterprise that the participants want to establish in their respective sites. Components of feasibility study like market study, technical analysis, financial analysis, economic analysis and operational analysis will be emphasized through preparation of actual cases; designed for community development workers and technical staff who are engaged in the preparation of projects that require ex-ante analysis.

  • 3 days duration, TBA
  • Minimum no. of participants: 10
  • Course Fee: P6,500 per person
  • Venue: TREES, CFNR, UPLB

For inquiries, please contact:

The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: (049) 536-2736
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Butterfly Culture/Rearing for Biodiversity Conservation and Additional Livelihood

Course is designed to transfer the technology on captive/ranching of butterflies. Various topics to be covered are:

  1. Biology, ecology, taxonomy and behavior of butterflies; captive breeding of butterflies, butterfly farming and ranching, management of pests and diseases of butterflies, conservation management of butterflies legal and marketing requirements of captive bred butterflies, host plants of Philippine butterflies and other uses.
  2. Field Exposure: Familiarization of existing butterflies flora and fauna in the area; field collection of host flora; field collection of butterflies
  3. Preparation of souvenir items from dead butterflies; butterfly framing; restoration of lost body parts; Lepidomosaic art.
  4. Principles and practices in main training butterfly sanctuaries and butterfly houses.
  • By arrangement
  • P4,000 per participant
  • Min. no. of participants: 10-15
  • Contact Persons: Dr. Bonifacio F. Cayabyab and Mr. Rolando G. Bayot
  • Coordinator: Dr. Gil L. Magsino
  • Tel/fax No. (049) 536-2409
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Credit Management

The course covers the the concept and application of credit management practices in the cooperative which includes the concepts and principles of savings, the elements of credit/lending policy, and effective lending process.  This is a CDA-mandatory training course required for officers of credit cooperatives to equip them with the necessary skills in managing savings and credit. 

  • May 18, 2017 (Thu): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • July 20, 2017 (Thu): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Venue: ICOPED Auditorium/Classroom
  • Course Fee: P1,200 inclusive of kit, 2 snacks, and 1 lunch
  • Coordinator: Alicia R. Quicoy
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-3266 
  • Minimum number of participants: 25

Events Management Training

This course is designed to equip students with the skills to organize all aspects of indoor and outdoor events such as music events, press conferences, charity or major events. It covers the design, development, implementation and coordination of big and small events and prepares learners for all aspects of this dynamic and exciting activity/industry. 

  • Schedule: Available by request
  • Duration: 1 day (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
  • Venue: Learning Resource Center
  • Participants: 20-30 Agricultural and Rural Development Scholarship (ARDS) Grantees; interested UPLB Students; open to the public
  • Course fee:  PhP 3,000 per person (includes materials, lunch and snacks); free for UPLB students
  • Coordinator: Sheryl Edd P. Hermosa-Ebron
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-2761

Financial Management

The course covers the basic competencies required of a member of the Board of Directors and the treasurers in overseeing the management of the financial resources of the cooperative

  • May 10-11, 2017 (Wed-Thu): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • July 12-13, 2017 (Wed-Thu): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Venue: ICOPED Auditorium/Classroom
  • Course Fee: P2,400 inclusive of kit, 4 snacks, and 2 lunches; live-out
  • Coordinator: Alicia R. Quicoy
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-3266 
  • Minimum number of participants: 25

Fundamentals of Cooperative Course

The course covers the fundamental knowledge of cooperatives that all coop officers should have, as mandated by RA 9520.

  • April 27-28, 2017 (Thu-Fri): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • June 1-2, 2017 (Thu-Fri): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Venue: ICOPED Auditorium/Classroom
  • Course Fee: P2,400 inclusive of kit, 4 snacks, and 2 lunches; live-out
  • Coordinator: Alicia R. Quicoy
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-3266 
  • Minimum number of participants: 25

Governance and Management of Cooperative

The course is designed to enhance the knowledge of the Board of Directors and the General Manager in the practice of good governance and management, thereby enabling them to contribute to the effective operation of the cooperative as an economic and social enterprise.

  • May 4-5, 2017 (Thu-Fri): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • June 15-16, 2017 (Thu-Fri): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Venue: ICOPED Auditorium/Classroom
  • Course Fee: P2,400 inclusive of kit, 4 snacks, and 2 lunches; live-out
  • Coordinator: Alicia R. Quicoy
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-3266 
  • Minimum number of participants: 25

Insect Pests of Wood, Post Harvest Bamboo and Rattan

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions on biology and control of destructive insect pests of wood, bamboo and rattan ; emphasis is on basic ecology, identification, prevention, control methods and techniques to prevent infestation of termites and wood boring beetles. An introduction to termite baiting and use of physical barrier and a field trip to a commercial termite control company are included; designed for pest control operators, quarantine officers and research/academic personnel who wish to gain basic understanding of the biology and control of these wood boring insects.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: TREES, CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: (049) 536-2736
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Intensive Beekeeping

This is a 5.5-day training course. Learning strategies employed in the training is a combination of lectures, demonstrations, laboratory and field work and video showing. Hands-on activities comprise bulk of the course.

The topics included are:

  1. History and Importance of Beekeeping
  2. Bee Biology and Behaviour
  3. Bee Pests and Diseases
  4. Melliferous Plants
  5. Honey and Pollen Analysis
  6. Equipment Construction
  7. Transferring of Feral Colonies
  8. Beekeeping with Native Bees
  9. Bee Genetics
  10. Seasonal Management
  11. Bee Product Development
  12. Beekeeping Ethics
  13. Economics on Beekeeping

Date (Duration) and time schedule
1st Quarter: February 20-25, 2017 (done)
2nd Quarter: April 03-08, 2017 (registration closed)
3rd Quarter: July 03-08, 2017 (16 slots left)
4th Quarter: November 06-11, 2017 (30 slots left)

Venue:
Continuing Education Center (for the lectures) and Institute of Biological Sciences for (practical demonstrations)

Course Fee:
P6,500 (inclusive of fieldtrip charges, light snacks, bee veil, training kit and manual)

Coordinators:
Dr. Aimee Lynn A. Barrion-Dupo
Program Leader
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Minimum number of participants required:
25 participants

Register through the online registration link or through the Sign Up button at our Facebook page.

Lecture-Training on Selected Indigenous Plants from the Southern Tagalog Region of the Philippines

This non-degree course aims to promote utilization, commercialization and conservation of selected indigenous plants commonly seen in local communities and in the wild

  • Date duration and time schedule: half day (1 hr lecture)
  • Availability of the lecture-training is from December 2016 to March 2017 (if extension of the project is approved)
  • Venue: Crop Production and Management Division (CPMD), Institute of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science, UPLB
  • Course fee: None
  • Coordinators: Ryan Rodrigo P. Tayobong (project leader), Maria Charito E. Balladares (co-project leader), Fredric M. Odejar (research associate)
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  • Telephone/Telefax: +6349- 536-2227

Marketing of Forest Products

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions on marketing concepts and strategies as applied to forest products; geared toward the development of an effective marketing plan; emphasis is on different marketing concepts in relation to current trends (local and global) that affect effective marketing of forest products; designed for middle management personnel of wood based companies involved in the marketing of various forest products.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: (049) 536-2736
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Risk Management

The course covers the risks, risk management and risk management plan, the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required of cooperative officers in identifying and assessing risks in lending and investing. 

  • May 17, 2017 (Wed): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • July 19, 2017 (Wed): 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Venue: ICOPED Auditorium/Classroom
  • Course Fee: P1,200 inclusive of kit, 2 snacks, and 1 lunch
  • Coordinator: Alicia R. Quicoy
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-3266 
  • Minimum number of participants: 25

Rooftop and Vertical Gardening for Food Production in Urban Communities

To promote alternative food/crop production and food security especially for city dwellers with limited space in urban areas, rooftop and vertical wall gardens.

  • Duration:One (1) day
  • Venue:Crop Production and Management Division (CPMD), Institute of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science, UPLB
  • Course fee: None
  • Coordinator: Dr. Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr., Ms. Elena C. Ros, Mr. Aaron Dizon (Univ. Research Associate of the project)
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  • Telephone/Telefax: +6349- 501-6649
  • Additional details: Speakers’ fees and participants' food must be shouldered by the requesting party (within UPLB)

Seminar on Coffee Production and Management

This seminar and hands-on demonstration offers an introduction into the various principles and techniques in coffee propagation, processing and management.

  • Duration: 0.5 to 1 day
  • Venue:Crop Physiology Division (CPD), Institute of Crop Science (ICropS), College of Agriculture and Food Science, UPLB
  • Course fee: None; Other requirements depend on the training needs of the requesting party
  • Coordinator: Dr. Edna A. Aguilar
 (Officer in Charge
, Institute of Crop Science)
; Prof. Bong M. Salazar
 (Crop Physiology Division
, Institute of Crop Science
)
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  • Telephone/Telefax: +6349 – 536-2217, +6349- 501-6649, and 536-2468

Summer Program in Management

The four-weekend program on management theory and practice, embodied in three learning modules, is designed to equip Master in Management (MM) applicants as well as non-MM participants with the necessary knowledge and tools for developing or further enhancing their management abilities.

  1. Module I: Key Management Tools and Concepts
  2. Module II: Basic Agribusiness
  3. Module III: Accounting

Course Fees:

  • P9,000 for local applicants
  • P12,000 for foreign participants
  • P4,000 Module I only
  • P2,500 Module II only
  • P2,500 Module III only

Schedule and Venue:

  • June 19 to July 17, 2015
  • Fridays: 1:30-7:30 pm (MM-ABM),4:00-7:00 pm (non MM-ABM)
  • Saturdays/Sundays: 8:30-12:00 nn, 2:00-5:30 pm

Coordinators

  • Coordinators: Reynaldo L. Tan and Nanette A. Aquino
  • Tel.No.: (049) 536-2846
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Training Course on Orchid Tissue Culture/ Training Course on Orchid Culture

This short course focuses on the protocols of orchid production and management, and maintenance of an orchid nursery.

  • Duration:Five (5) days
  • Venue: Orchid Nursery, Crop Production and Management Division (CPMD), Institute of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science, UPLB
  • Fees to cover training materials: P8,000 - Training Course on Orchid Tissue Culture; P5,000 - Training Course on Orchid Culture
  • Coordinator: Ms. Ma. Charito E. Balladares
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  • Telephone/Telefax: +6349- 536-2227
  • Additional Note:Orchid Culture Training and Training on Tissue Culture of Orchids can be integrated with Production of Different Ornamental Plants Training for more comprehensive topics depending on the clients’ needs.

Training of Trainers (TOT) for the Accredited Training Providers (ATP) of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA)

The course aims to enhance and upgrade the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the trainers of the ATPs and/or prospective applicants of the CDA accreditation program in conducting and managing training programs for cooperatives.

  • July 4-7, 2017: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (4 days; Tues-Fri)
  • Venue: ICOPED Auditorium/Classroom
  • Course Fee: P4,800 inclusive of kit, 8 snacks, and 4 lunch; live-out
  • Coordinator: Alicia R. Quicoy
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  • Contact Numbers: (049) 536-3266 
  • Minimum number of participants: 25

Training on Edible Landscaping

The training aims to disseminate the Edible Landscaping (EL) technology towards attaining food security at the household level. It is composed of five to six major parts:
(1) Introduction and History of EL
(2) Lecture on the elements and principles of design
(3) Hands-on activity/application of the elements and principles of design
Lecture on design making, implementation and maintenance
(5) Hands-on activity/application of design, and
(6) implementation of design after modification.

  • Date duration and time schedule: 1-2 days (or 8 -16 hours)
  • Venue, course fee and other requirements: Ornamental Crops Nursery, Crop Production and Management Division (CPMD), Institute of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science, UPLB
  • Speakers and participants' food must be shouldered by the requesting party (within UPLB)
  • Coordinator: Dr. Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. (Project Leader); Maria Charito E. Balladares, Norma G. Medina, Ryan Rodrigo P. Tayobong, Bryan V. Apacionado (Project Staff); Eliza C. Aquino, Jennica Amielle Mora, France Mae M. Sanchez (University Research Associates)
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  • Telephone/Telefax: +6349-536-0716

Training on Production of Different Ornamental Plants

This training program consolidates the different production principles and methods for high-value ornamental plants.

  • Date duration and time schedule: Five (5) days
  • Venue, course fee and other requirements: Orchid Nursery, Crop Production and Management Division, Institute of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science, UPLB
  • This training can be integrated with other topics depending on the need of the client; Can have more hands-on activities; Includes visits to ornamental farms
  • Coordinator: Ms. Ma. Charito E. Balladares
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  • Telephone/Telefax: +6349- 536-2227

Understanding Wood

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions on the chemical, physical and mechanical properties of wood that affect its utilization; includes discussion on major chemical constituents of wood, moisture content, density and specific gravity, shrinkage and swelling, strength and rheological properties among others, supplemented by laboratory exercises to explain behavior of wood in service; designed for supervisors or technical personnel of wood-based companies as well as research and academic staff of forestry related institutions.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: ((049) 536-2736
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Wood Identification

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions on the classification and identification of commercially important Philippine hardwoods; includes identification techniques based on gross and anatomical features of wood and hands on laboratory exercises and sample preparation; designed for supervisors or technical personnel of wood-based companies as well as research and academic staff of forestry related institutions.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: TREES, CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: ((049) 536-2736
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Wood Seasoning

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions designed to provide basic training in the drying of Philippine hardwood; includes the principles and processes involved in drying of wood reinforced by demonstration and hands-on drying experience; familiarize participants with wood-based relation, air drying and kiln drying methods, seasonal defects and their prevention. A field trip to commercial wood drying facility is included; designed for plant supervisors and kiln operators; also recommended for those who are considering construction of drying facilities in their wood processing plant.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: (049) 536-2736
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Wood-Based Composites

Consists of lecture and laboratory sessions on the technology and manufacture of plywood, particleboard and fiberboard; emphasis is on raw material properties and selection, various unit of operators in productions and quality control; includes a field trip to a commercial plywood or particle board plant ; designed for prospective entrepreneurs /supervisors or technical personnel of wood-based companies who wish to acquire basic understanding of the principles and techniques of producing commercial panel board products.

  • 5 days duration, TBA
  • Venue: TREES, CFNR
  • P10,000 per person
  • Minimum no. of participants: 5

Schedule of the Forestry courses will be announced. Course fee covers only lecture materials and certificate of completion; excluding cost of field trips.

For inquiries, please contact:
The Director
Training Center for Tropical Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability (TREES)
College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Tel. Nos.: ((049) 536-2736
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