Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya (SIBAT, Inc.) or Wellspring of Science and Technology is a non-governmental and non-profit organization engaged in the promotion and development of appropriate technology (AT) for village level sustainable development in the Philippines.
Since its establishment as a network of rural and national based organizations in 1984, SIBAT pioneered the development of community-based appropriate technology applications in Philippine rural areas. Currently, SIBAT partners with POs, NGOs, church-based organizations, academe and local government units in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
SIBAT’s appropriate technology (AT) core programs are sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, small water systems development, postharvest technologies and community social enterprise development.
Appropriate Technology as adhered to by SIBAT is premised on highest regard for its genuine applicability and responsiveness to the needs of the community. It aims to generate real benefits, promote social justice and equitability among disadvantaged sectors and population, with particular attention to rural women. AT development is based on people’s participation with the objective of developing local capacities and overall technological self-reliance. AT applications strictly observe the basic regard for environmental conservation and protection.