2011 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.

29 Nov 2011

A Filipino Transnational Advocacy Network: The Case of the US Bases Clean-up Campaign in the Philippines and the US

Dr. Ma. Larissa Lelu P. Gata, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Forestry and Forest Governance, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Remarks: In cooperation with Gamma Sigma Delta-Honor Society of Agriculture (GSD-HSA)
15 Nov 2011

Effect of Early Thermal Conditioning and Feed Restriction in Enhancing Heat Resistance of Broilers in the Tropics

Ms. Hyde D. Nadela, Assistant Professor, University of Southeastern Philippines, Tagum City, Davao del Norte
25 Oct 2011

Modelling Climate Change Impacts on Water Balance

Dr. Edwin A. Combalicer, Assistant Professor, Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Remarks: Special Seminar; In cooperation with Gamma Sigma Delta-Honor Society of Agriculture (GSD-HSA)
11 Oct 2011

Impacts of Mango Pulp Weevil on Palawan’s Agricultural Sector

Mr. Justin D. McKinley, Social Sciences Division, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
13 Sep 2011

Gender Disparities in Education and Labor Markets: Philippine Case

Dr. Marites Tiongco, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)Dr. Yanyan Liu, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)Dr. Futoshi Yamauchi, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
26 Aug 2011

Straight from the Scientists: The Facts About Delayed Ripening of Papaya, Bt Eggplant and Golden Rice

Dr. Evelyn Mae Tecson-Mendoza, Project Leader, Institute of Plant Breeding, UPLBDr. Desiree M. Hautea, Regional Coordinator, Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project II, Institute of Plant Breeding, UPLBDr. Antonio A. Alfonso, Chief Science Research Specialist, Philippine Rice Research Institute
Remarks: Special Seminar; Organized by UPLB-OVCRE, CPC, BIOTECH, BCP, BMARC, PBS Phils, SEARCA-BIC
23 Aug 2011

Physiological Characteristics of Nitrogen-fixing Tree Species in La Mesa Watershed and Mt. Makiling, Philippines

Dr. Marilyn S. Combalicer, Assistant Professor, College of Forestry, Nueva Vizcaya State University
Remarks: Special Seminar; n cooperation with Gamma Sigma Delta-Honor Society of Agriculture (GSD-HSA)
16 Aug 2011

Production Risk, Farmer Welfare, and Bt Corn in the Philippines

Dr. Roderick M. Rejesus, Associate Professor, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Remarks: Special Seminar
9 Aug 2011

The Role of Productivity, Technical Change, and Farmer’s Efficiency in the Dynamic Growth of the Tilapia Industry in the Philippines

Dr. Yolanda T. Garcia, Professor, Department of Economics, College of Economics and Management, University of the Philippines Los Banos
3 Aug 2011

Willingness to Pay for Layawan Watershed Protection, Oroquieta City, Philippines

Ms. Aisa O. Manlosa, Instructor I, College of Arts and Sciences, Caraga State University
Remarks: Graduate Seminar
3 Aug 2011

Estrogenic Contamination of Laguna de Bay and Its Potential Impact on Fish Health

Dr. Michelle Grace V. Paraso, Associate Professor, Department of Basic Veterinary Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of the Philippines Los Baños
Remarks: Graduate Seminar
2 Aug 2011

Socioeconomics, Biosafety, and Biotechnology Decision-making: Implications for Developing Countries

Dr. Jose Falck-Zepeda, Research Fellow and Deputy Director of Program on Biosafety Systems, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington D.C., USA
Remarks: Special Seminar
12 Jul 2011

Technology Transfer and Community Development to Improve Quality of Life in Lampang, Thailand

Dr. Sethasilp Ammawath, Vice President, Rajamangala University of Technology-Lampang Campus, Thailand
5 Jul 2011

Harnessing Agritourism Opportunities in the Philippines

Prof. Eli Paolo R. Fresnoza, En. P., MA-URP (hons), Assistant Professor, Asian Institute of Tourism, University of the Philippines
Remarks: Special Seminar
29 Jun 2011

The Emerging Role of Agriculture in Asia

Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Remarks: Special Seminar
28 Jun 2011

Nutrient Management in Improving the Productivity of Lowland Rice in the Philippines

Dr. Pompe C. Sta. Cruz, Professor and UP Scientist II, Crop Science Cluster, College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños
21 Jun 2011

Infectivity of Entomopathogenic Fungi Against the Spider Mite Tetranychus kanzawai

Dr. Yayan Sanjaya, Senior Instructor, Indonesia University of Education
9 Jun 2011

Impacts of an Early Education Intervention on Students' Learning Achievement in the Philippines: Application of Propensity Score Matching with Panel Data

Dr. Futoshi Yamauchi, Research Fellow, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Washington, DC
Remarks: Special Seminar
24 May 2011

Development Options in Enhancing the Performance of the Philippine Cavendish Banana Chain

Dr. Larry N. Digal, Professor and Director, Office of Research, University of the Philippines Mindanao
Remarks: Professorial Chair Lecture
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