The UP Board of Regents (BOR) 1322nd meeting on November 24, 2016, approved the establishment of the UP Professional School for Agriculture and the Environment (UPSAE) located in Anflo City, Panabo, Davao del Norte. It will be an extension of UP Los Baños in Mindanao.
The Anflo Management and Investment Corp. (ANFLOCOR) donated more than three hectares of land, buildings and facilities to UP. The UP PSAE will offer graduate UPLB courses and short courses. It aims to address the need for masteral and doctoral programs on agriculture and environmental science. Included in the initial implementation are Master of Science programs in Agronomy, Animal Science, Entomology, Food Science, Horticulture, Plant Breeding, and Plant Pathology.
Starting first semester of academic year 2017-2018, the school will initially offer an off-campus graduate programs and short training courses. It is expected to have its own faculty and staff to offer courses on its sixth year.
Currently, the UPLB Graduate School together with the UPLB College of Agriculture and Food Science are conducting an off-campus MS Entomology program at the Anflocor Corporate Center in Davao City. (LBColumbres)