Agribusiness and Applied Economics
The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics (DAAE) was founded in June 1919 as the Department of Rural Economics (DRE) under the UP College of Agriculture (UPCA). It remained with UPCA for 56 years until it became the core in the establishment of the Institute of Agricultural Development and Administration (IADA) in 1975.
Department of Economics
Since its inception in 1975, the UPLB Department of Economics has been an academic hub for quality education, research, and extension in Economics. Committed to equipping students with the tools for theoretical and applied analyses in Economics, the Department began offering the program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree in 1986, and that for the Master of Science in Economics degree in 1999.
Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship
Agribusiness was first introduced in the Philippines in early 1966 when the University of the Philippines offered the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture major in Agribusiness Management. Initially, the Agribusiness Management Program was a joint undertaking of the College of Business Administration in UP Diliman and the UP College of Agriculture in Los Baños from 1966 to 1974.
Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development
The Institute of Cooperatives and Bio-Enterprise Development (ICOPED) is an academic unit under the College of Economics and Management (CEM), University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). It was formerly the Agricultural Credit and Cooperatives Institute (ACCI) which was established in 1960 via a resolution signed by delegates from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
Rural Economic Development and Renewable Energy Center
CEM will soon house an interdisciplinary R & D program on renewable energy with the construction of the Rural Economic Development and Renewable Energy Center (REDREC), a “wonder building” with energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly features. The REDREC will use solar energy provided by the solar panels for its lighting requirements, as well as maximize the use of natural light and ventilation through effective and efficient architectural design.