2014 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 2014

Agro-Ecology for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment Towards Food Security

Honorable Cynthia A. Villar, Senator of the Republic of the Philippines and Chair Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food
28 Nov 2014

The New Zealand Agricultural Story: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities from a Hungry World

Mr. Mike Petersen, Special Agriculture Trade Envoy (SATE), New Zealand
17 Nov 2014

Lunasin: Epigenetic Revolution in Health and Nutrition

Dr. Alfredo Galvez, Project Scientist, Center for Nutritional Genetics, UC Davis and Chief Scientific Advisor for Soy Labs Tech Inc., USA
16 Oct 2014

Putting Solanaceae Genome Sequences to Work

Dr. Lukas Mueller, Associate Professor, The Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Cornell University
7 Oct 2014

Ethics and Agricultural Science

Dr. Robert L. Zimdahl, Professor Emeritus, Colorado State University, USA
1 Oct 2014

Ecological Succession in Areas Covered by Mine Tailings in Mankayan, Benguet, Northern Luzon

Dr. Virginia C. Cuevas, Professor, Institute of Biological Sciences College of Arts and Sciences University of the Philippines Los Baños
19 Aug 2014

Sharing Experiences on Rice and Cotton Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Asia

Dr. Peter A. C. Ooi, Professor/Professorial Chair Faculty of Science Tan Sri Datu Philip Kuok Professorial Chair in Agricultural Science Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
25 Jul 2014

Critical Legal Issues Surrounding Biotechnology and Biosafety

Atty. Gregory Jaffe, Director, Project on Biotechnology for the Center for Science in the Public Interest Washington D.C., USA
25 Mar 2014

Towards a Clarification of Definitions, Methodologies and Approaches: A State-of-the-Art of Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Prof. Maria Emelinda T. Mendoza, Department of Social Development Services, College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)
18 Mar 2014

Utilization of Biomass Furnace By-Products for Industrial Application

Engr. Andres M. Tuates, Jr., Acting Section Chief, Department of Agriculture – Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech)
27 Feb 2014

General Patentability of Agricultural Research Outputs

Dr. Lawrence L. Ilag, Patent Attorney, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner in Washington, USA and DOST Balik-Scientist
26 Feb 2014

Good Practices in Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in Local Agriculture Governance

Dr. Cely S. Binoya, Professor VI and Director, Institutional Planning, Resources Generation and Linkages, Central Bicol State University of Agriculture
30 Jan 2014

Sea Turtles and The Turtle Islands and Some Impacts of Climate Change on Sea Turtles and Their Habitats

Dr. Romy B. Trono, Former Country Executive Director, Conservation International
28 Jan 2014
15 Jan 2014

Scaling-up for a Collaborative Environmental Change: Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) Insights and Challenges

Mr. Rey B. Lara, Chief, Plans and Programs Section Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Unit IX, Zamboanga City and SEARCA-Beahrs ELP Grantee