SEARCA Agriculture and Development Seminar Series (ADSS)

The SEARCA Agriculture and Development Seminar Series (ADSS) encourages presentation and discussion of development and research issues, as well as their implications for agricultural and rural development. Presentations may feature new concepts, frameworks, or perspectives; methodologies; research findings; policy issues and proposed solutions; or any combination of these, on topics emphasized by the SEARCA's current five-year plan. Through the ADSS, SEARCA aims to contribute to a vibrant scientific exchange within, and even beyond, the Los Baños Science Community.

The ADSS and its special seminars are open to the public and are scheduled as much as possible on a Tuesday, 4–5 p.m.

Speakers at SEARCA's ADSS have included scholars, researchers and thought leaders occupying influential positions in the Philippine executive and legislative branches and other government agencies, UN agencies, other international development organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and academe.

28 Feb 2024

Proactive Strategies for a One Health Future: Lessons Learned and Moving Forward

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna
Ms. Hannah Leah Elbo Morito, Molecular Biologist, Infectious Disease Expert, One Health Advocate
14 Sep 2023

The Relevance of Moral Philosophy to Agriculture

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna
Dr. Robert Zimdahl, SEARCA Visiting Research Fellow, Professor Emeritus, Colorado State University, USA
15 Aug 2023

Forum on Breeding Innovations for Increasing Productivity and Climate Resilience in Crops and Livestock

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna and Facebook Live
Dr. Huw Jones, Professor, Translational Genomics for Plant Breeding, Aberystwyth UniversityDr. Rhodora Aldemita, Executive Director, ISAAA, Inc., Director, Global Knowledge Center on BiotechnologyDr. Claro Mingala, Director, Philippine Agriculture and Fisheries Biotechnology Program
14 Jul 2023

Exploring the Diversity of Infectious Bronchitis Viruses and its Impact on the Philippine Poultry Industry

SEARCA Drilon Hall, Los Baños, Laguna
Dr. Christina Lora M. Leyson, Virologist, Balik Scientist
5 Jul 2023

Biofortification Breeding for Higher Provitamin A and Macular Carotenoids in Maize for Improved Global Nutrition and Health

SEARCA Drilon Hall
Dr. Torbert Rocheford, Patterson Endowed Chair in Translational Genomics for Crop Improvement, Purdue University, USA
16 Feb 2023

A Presentation on the Philippines Country Climate and Development Report of the World Bank

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines and SEARCA Facebook Page
Stefano Pagiola, Senior Environmental Economist, World BankSouleymane Coulibaly, World Bank Lead Economist and Program Leader for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions Practice Group for Brunei, Malaysia, Philipines, and Thailand
10 Nov 2022

Issues in Asian Agricultural Development

SEARCA Drilon Hall, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines and SEARCA Facebook Page
Dr. Peter Warr, Australian National University
2 Apr 2020

Criss-Crossing THE Divide: Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Research Ethics

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Nina T. Castillo-Carandang, Health Social Scientist, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila
19 Mar 2020

Municipal Agricultural Support in the Philippines: Does Performance Correspond to Rural Clientele Share?

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Aileen V. Lapitan, Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines Los Baños
10 Mar 2020

Finding Opportunities and Roles of Women in Agriculture and Rural Development (FORWARD)

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Ms. Cherrie Atilano, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Agrea Agricultural Systems International
2 Mar 2020

Commercial Strategies in Developing Drought Tolerant Corn

Dr. Peter S. Guzman, Product Scientist, Syngenta Seeds, Slater, Iowa, USA
18 Feb 2020

Bioenergy in Asia: Trends, Social Perceptions, Feedstock Preferences and the Underlying Sustainability Trade-offs

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Damasa B. Magcale-Macandog, Professor, University of the Philippines Los Baños
23 Jan 2020

Climate-Resilient Agriculture Technologies and Approaches in the Philippines (Book Launch and Seminar)

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Romeo V. Labios, Lead Author and former Scientist-Agronomist at the International Rice Research Institute
15 Jan 2020

Equipment Development for Conservation Agriculture with Cover Crops Focusing on No-Till Organic Systems

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Ted Kornecki, Kansas State University
3 Dec 2019

2020: A Clear Agrivision for Tomorrow - SEARCA's 11th Five-Year Plan

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA Director
24 Oct 2019

Gender Dimension of Climate Change Research in Agriculture: Case Studies in Southeast Asia

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Thelma R. Paris, Independent Consultant and former Senior Scientist at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
27 Sep 2019

The Future of Planetary Health and the Role of the Philippines

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Ramon Lorenzo Luis Rosa Guinto, Doctor of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Chief Planetary Doctor of PH Lab
23 Sep 2019

ICTs in Agriculture and Agribusiness: Past Development, Current Status, Perspectives, and Development Needs

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Prof. Reiner Doluschitz, Director, Food Security Center, University of Hohenheim, Germany
19 Sep 2019

Using Agriculture to Improve Nutrition: Evidence and Progress for Biofortification under HarvestPlus

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Howarth E. Bouis, 2016 World Food Prize Laureate, Founder of HarvestPlus
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