Background Information

The Philippines with three big islands known as the Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao is endowed with vast natural resources.  Blessed with good climate, large tracts of land and hardworking, diligent people, the country rely on agriculture for its economic growth.   Agriculture is the backbone of the nation’s economy. Over 1993 to 1997 annual growth rate continue reading : Background Information

Brief History

Sericulture at DMMMSU started as a research project of the Department of Plant Science of the North La Union campus. It served as a training ground for students to learn the art and science of growing silkworms. In early 1981’s, DMMMSU was a recipient of the National Sericulture R and D Program of the Philippines continue reading : Brief History

Geographical Location

The research Institute is based at the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University-North La Union Campus.  It occupies a four hectare land located at the western side of the campus. It houses the rearing houses, grainage, laboratories, pest clinic, 4th instar larvae distribution center filature units as well as mulberry plantations to carry out its operations.   continue reading : Geographical Location