Lea Agbigay - Researcher Profile


Research Directorate

University Research Associate II


Email Address: lea_elangarden@yahoo.com


Ms. Lea Castillo Agbigay is a development communication graduate at the Mariano Marcos State University. Because of her educational background, she is primarily engaged in publication works of the Research Directorate particularly in the refereed journal and in the production of information, education, and communication materials. She is the managing editor of MMSU S&T Journal, the official scientific journal of MMSU. In terms of research activities, she serves as a co-researcher in research projects which focus is on various commodities such as organic agriculture, health, pigeonpea production, and less-known yam.

Research Involvement

Research Title
Evaluation of MMSU's Contribution in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: Method Based on the Higher Education Impact Ranking
Component 2. Promotion of developed shallot technologies
Component 1. Integrating Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and cultural management strategies to enhance the production of quality bulbs and true seeds in shallot
Enhancing the productivity of shallot through the development of sustainable seed system and promotion of technologies aligned to GAP standards
Component 3. Development of sustainable seed support system through community-based approach
Accelerating, Promotion and Adoption of Less-known Yam production and utilization technologies Through Capacity Building approach
Assessment of the status of pigeonpea production as a climate-change adaptation crop in Ilocos Norte
Development of Cultural Management Technology for the Increased Productivity of the Less-known Yam Species (Study 2)
Evaluation of Different Varieties/Accessions of Less-known Yam Species for Yield and Acceptability (Study 1)
Enhancing the Economic Potentials of the Less-known Yam Species Through Product Development (Study 3)
Development of a Technology to Increase the Productivity of the Less-Known Yam Species
Documentation of the Traditional and Conventional (Indigenous Knowledge) Health Practices with Regard to Weather Extreme (Study 3)
Documentation of the Leading Diseases in the Province of Ilocos Norte (Study 1)
Development and Assessment of Organic Production Management Technologies for Rice-based and Upland Agroecosystem

Research Publication

  • Stanley C. Malab; Beatriz S. Malab; Jose A. Zafaralla; Angelina A. Tagay; Lea C. Agbigay. 2009. Enhancing Recovery of Rice Hull, Chichacorn and Bamboo Processing Wastes as Bioenergy Source and Environmental Mitigation. Agriculture in the Ilocos. Volume 4; December 2009
  • Floramante C. Pastor, Sosimo Ma. Pablico, Diana A. Pastor, Lea C. Agbigay, Joey A. Ramoran, Facundo B. Asia. 2006. Current State of Padsan River, Ilocos Norte: Extent of Pollution and Its Causative Factors. International Seminar-Workshop on Integrated Water Resource Management September 2006
  • Romeo S. Abrina; Leticia A. Lutap; Mario I. Remolacio; Lea C. Agbigay. 2004. Bio-organic Farming for Sustained Crop Production in the Ilocos. Agriculture in the Ilocos: Farm Information and Technologies. Volume 3; January 2004
  • Stanley C. Malab; Jose T. Agustin; Sosimo Ma. Pablico; Benilda A. Agustin; Lea R. Castillo; Jowie A. Ramoran, Segundino U. Foronda. 1999. Kawayan Technology. Agriculture in the Ilocos: Farm Information and Technologies. Volume 1; September 1999