2013 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.

5 Dec 2013

Biology of Diabetes …and Its Agricultural solution?

Dr. Leodevico L. Ilag, Chief Scientific Officer, Horizon Science Pty Ltd; Founder/Director, Molawin Creek Ventures Pty Ltd; and Co-Founder/Director, Antibody Designs, Inc.
26 Nov 2013

Ancestral Domain Management: Harmonizing Policies and Institutional Mechanisms

Dr. Lope B. Santos III, Program Specialist and Officer-in-Charge, Project Development and Management Department, SEARCA
12 Nov 2013

Conservation and Management of Mt. Banahaw de Lucban: Its Potential Impacts in the Agricultural Productivity in Lucban, Quezon, Philippines

Dr. Cecilia N. Gascon, President, Southern Luzon State University, Quezon, Philippines
1 Oct 2013

Developing an Integrated Approach to Farm Community for Food Security

Dr. Jose R. Medina, SEARCA Professorial Chairholder
27 Sep 2013

Biotech Tools for Smarter Agriculture

Dr. Wayne Parrott, Professor, Crop Science, University of Georgia, USA
27 Sep 2013

Nano-Biosensor Research and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Evangeline C. Alocilja, DOST Balik-Scientist Awardee and Professor, Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University, USA
24 Sep 2013

WeRise, a Decision Support Tool for Climate Change Adaptation in Rainfed Rice Areas: The Sequel

Dr. Anita A. Boling, Postdoctoral Fellow and CCARA Theme 4 Leader, Crop and Environmental Sciences Division, International Rice Research Institute
27 Aug 2013

Insights, Lessons and Challenges from a Transdisciplinal Assessment of Climate Change-Related Vulnerability

Ms. Ma. Emilinda T. Mendoza, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Science Development Services, UPLB College of Human Ecology
27 Aug 2013

Economic Analysis of Selected Adaptation Options to Flooding

Ms. Jaimie Kim Bayani Arias, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UPLB College of Economics and Management
23 Aug 2013

Meeting the Challenges of Food Security with Biotechnology

Mr. Mark Lynas, Author, Environmental Campaigner, and Visiting Research Associate, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University, United Kingdom
13 Aug 2013

Climate Change Vulnerability Mapping of Selected Municipalities in Laguna, Philippines

Engr. Vicente G. Ballaran, Jr., Assistant Professor, Agrometeorology and Farm Structures Division, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, UPLB College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology
30 Jul 2013

Disaster and Climate Risk Assessment Frameworks, Tools and Indices

Dr. Rosa T. Perez, Senior Research Fellow, Manila ObservatoryDr. Charlotte Kendra Gotangco, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Ateneo de Manila University
25 Jun 2013

Climate Change and Food Production in Asia

Dr. Krishna Jagadish SV, Molecular Plant Physiologist, Crop Environmental Sciences Division, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
19 Mar 2013

Physiological Studies on Seed Priming of Rice for Establishment in Stressed Environment

Dr. Maribel Dionisio-Sese, UPLB Diamond Jubilee Professorial Chair Awardee, Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences University of the Philippines Los Baños
12 Mar 2013

Values and Economics- New Paradigms in Biodiversity and Ecosystems Conservation

Dr. Berthold Seibert, Project Director, Biodiversity and Climate Change Project - BCCP Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
26 Feb 2013

Defining UPLB’s Role in Philippine Plant Natural Products’ Research and Development in the 21st Century

Dr. Lourdes B. Cardenas, UPLB Centennial Professorial Chair Awardee, Professor, Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, UP Los Baños
19 Feb 2013

Adoption of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in the Philippines: Are mango and banana farmers ready?

Dr. Agnes T. Banzon, Associate Professor, Department of Agribusiness Management, College of Economics and Management, UP Los Baños
12 Feb 2013

From Genomes to Phenomes to Breeding

Dr. Lukas Mueller, Assistant Scientist, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
22 Jan 2013

Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management as Applied to Agriculture

Ms. Jessica Dator-Bercilla, Policy Liaison, Climate Change Assistance, The Manila Observatory