The R&D Directorate has 35 full-time researchers with regular plantilla positions ranging from Research Assistant to Supervising Program Specialist. Majority of the full-time researchers specialize in various fields of agriculture such as crop science, soil science, agricultural engineering, crop protection, agricultural education/extension and animal science. The others are specialists in related fields such as forestry, fisheries, biology, communication, economics, environmental science, and education. These researchers are not only involved in the actual conduct of researches but also provide research support services such as statistical analysis, economic analysis, editing technical reports, undergraduate thesis advising, preparation of visual aids including powerpoint presentation and posters and preparation of technoguides, bulletins, brochures and leaflets. In addition to the full-time researchers, faculty from the colleges are also engaged in research activities whose specialization are under various disciplines.