SEARCA Study wins Best Paper in 2015 FCSSP Scientific Conference
CLARK, Pampanga, Philippines – Dr. Jose M. Yorobe, Jr. and Ms. Pilipinas M. Luis bagged the best paper award Socio-economics Category at the 23rd Federation of Crop Science Societies of the Philippines (FCSSP) Conference for their paper titled Improving the Agricultural Insurance Program to Enhance Resilience to Climate Change: Evidence from Corn Farmers in the Philippines. The Conference was held on 11-15 May 2015 at the Hotel Stotsenberg. The winning paper presents the results of the SEARCA-funded study “Improving the Corn Insurance Program to Enhance Resilience to Climate Change”, with Dr. Yorobe as the principal researcher.
More than 10 papers competed during this year’s FCSSP conference themed Farming Innovations and Quality Seed−Key to Profitable Farming and Global Competitiveness.
Dr. Jose M. Yorobe, Jr. is a professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Economics and Management at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (CEM-UPLB) and Ms. Pilipinas M. Luis is a research assistant of the Research and Development Department (RDD), SEARCA.
FCSSP conducts the biennial National Scientific Conference where developments in crop science research and development, policy issues and concerns are presented, to address the pressing agriculture issues.