manresa farm of xavier university - college of agriculture

The Xavier University College of Agriculture is one with Xavier University as a Filipino, Catholic and Jesuit institution in its Mission Statement: towards the “integral development of the person for the needs of Mindanao and country” and “to form men and women of competence, conscience and commitment in service of the Church and the Filipino people.”

Its educational apostolate involves an integrated program of instruction, research, extension and production which strives and is committed to the wholistic formation of students and rural leaders who will promote Sustainable Agriculture and other relevant technologies and a more equitable access to resources within the context and realities of “global liberalization” and “grassroots people participation.” This is operationalized in the formulation and continued review of responsive curricula for course offerings, continued faculty and personnel team-building process, and their human and professional development, planning and utilization of Manresa Farm and facilities for its integrated program, and conduct of research, outreach and production activities which have inherent value in or related to agricultural development.

XUCA is recognized by the Commission on Higher Education as the first private institution with a Center of Development in Agriculture and a Provincial Institution. It is currently holding a PAASCU Level III Accreditation as a college. The college is home to 5 topnotchers and over 50 top 10 finishers of the agriculture licensure examination and is also included in the list of recognized qualifications for immigration by the New Zealand Embassy.

The college provides a great balance of student learning. Its curricula are prepared in a way that students do not just learn theories inside the classroom but also given the opportunity to apply their learning in communities. Exposure and immersion activities enable its students to be involved in society. Aside from that, quality Internship opportunities in various acclaimed companies and organizations in the Philippines are also provided to its students to ensure personal growth and get them ready for the workplace.