|Address||:||PAA Secretariat Institute of Biological Sciences Colleges of Arts and Sciences, UPLB, Los Baños, Laguna|
|Tel. No.||:||(049) 536-5816|
|Contact Person||:||Dr. Rossalina M. Lapitan
|Brief Description||:||The story of PAA began in 1991 when Tomas L. Claudio and Vicente L. “Sonny” Domingo met upon the latter’s suggestion and decided to create an independent, strong, cohesive, responsive and viable professional organization dedicated to the development of agriculture in support of the development objectives of the nation. Upon the latter’s suggestion, the two of them met and gathered like-minded individuals like Nerius I. Roperos, then Director of the Bureau of Plant (BPI) who readily joined and provided full support to the endeavor. Thus was conceived the Philippine Association of Agriculturists (PAA), envisioned to be the leading advocate for rural development and sustainable Philippine agriculture and to contribute to the greater awareness and deeper understanding of Philippine agriculture
PAA sought to serve as a channel to more effectively inform, equip and involve Filipino agriculturists, in general, and its individual members, institutional partners and clientele, in particular to respond to opportunities and challenges that would appear on the horizon. More specifically, it involved finding its niche in agricultural policy advocacy, research and formulation as well as enterprise-building, communications, training and community development. It was realized then that to be able undertake all this, would require an inter-disciplinary orientation and multi-agency network of both local and internationally renowned experts in carrying on with its undertakings and range of services. It was however only in Oct. 1, 1993 that the organization was formally registered with SEC.