The consortium coordinated packaging of proposals on the focus commodities like environmental services specifically on watershed management, brown rice and organic agriculture.
The proposal on the watershed management (National Research and Development Project for Watershed Management) was spearheaded by MMSU. This was already approved for PCAARRD funding. Meanwhile, the proposal on the Vulnerability and Impact Assessment of Vintar River Watershed in Region I was spearhead by MMSU together with LGUs, PhilRice, DENR and DA. Likewise, the proposal on the organic agriculture (Variety Evaluation, On-Farm Trials and Seed Production of Organic Vegetable) was spearhead by DA– ILIARC. The proposal on brown rice is spearheaded by MMSU but still on the process of review, evaluation and approval for funding. The proposal on the Documentation and Dissemination of Consortium Best Practices was also packaged during the year.