2015 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.

26 Nov 2015

Decrypting Synthetic Biology: Engineering Microbes

Ms. Aileen Bayot-Custodio, University Researcher II, National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH), University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB)
10 Nov 2015

Why Rice is not Good for You

Dr. Eufemio T. Rasco, Jr., Academician, National Academy for Science and Technology
29 Sep 2015

Coral and Taklobo Gardening: Merging Sustainable Financing and Reef Conservation in Taytay, Palawan, Philippines

Dr. Lope A. Calanog, Sustainable Finance Specialist, ADB-CTI Southeast Asia, PRIMEX, Inc.
22 Sep 2015

Crop Insurance as Resiliency Measure to Climate Change: Evidence from Corn Farmers in the Philippines

Dr. Jose Yorobe, Jr., Professor, College of Economics and Management, University of the Philippines Los Baños
11 Aug 2015

Organic Livestock Farming and Breeding Towards Food Security of Smallholder Farmers in the Tropics

Dr. Orville L. Bondoc, Professor 12 and UP Scientist, Animal and Dairy Sciences Cluster, College of Agriculture, UPLB
21 May 2015

The New International Arrangement on Forests: The Way Forward to Sustainable Forest Management (SFM)

Forester Ricardo M. Umali, Independent Consultant, International Arrangements for Forests (IAF), United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
19 May 2015

Influence of Conservation Agriculture and Tillage on Soil Quality in Selected Crop Production Systems in the Philippines

Dr. Victor B. Ella, Professor and UP Scientist II, Land and Water Resources Division, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology, University of the Philippines Los Baños
28 Apr 2015

Companion Modeling for Livestock Waste Management and River Rehabilitation

Dr. Rico Ancog, Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Science and Management (SESAM), University of the Philippines Los Baños
21 Apr 2015

Climate Change Adaptation Strategies of Agribusiness Enterprises in the Philippines

Dr. Dinah Pura Depositario, SEARCA Professorial Chair Grantee
27 Mar 2015

Dutch Agro & Food: Linking Science, Industry and Government

Dr. Arjo Rothuis, Account Manager Asia, Wageningen InternationalWageningen University & Research Centre, The Netherlands
19 Mar 2015

Exploring Swidden Transitions in Southeast Asia: Impacts on Livelihood and Ecosystem Services

Dr. Wolfram Dressler, ARC Future Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia
17 Mar 2015

Enabling Outcomes from Agricultural Research Outputs

Dr. Steven J. Staal, Regional Representative for East and Southeast Asia, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
13 Mar 2015

Media and Inter-Agency Collaboration to Mitigate Climate Change

Dr. Bruce Tolentino, Deputy Director General for Partnership, IRRIMs. Vilma S. Dimaculangan, Department of Agriculture, Region 4Representative from the Department of Local Government-Region 4
10 Mar 2015

Assessing Vulnerability of Fisheries in the Philippines to Climate Change Impacts: Tool for Understanding Resilience of Fisheries

Ms. Remelyn I. de Ramos, Research Assistant, UP Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines Diliman
5 Mar 2015

Asia-Pacific Crop Improvement R & D: Challenges and Opportunities in Emerging Markets

Dr. Manuel L. Logroño, Global Head, Rice Seeds Product Development, and Head, Corn Breeding for Asia-Pacific, SYNGENTA
24 Feb 2015

Development of Dairy Goat Farming in the Philippines

Dr. Cesar C. Sevilla, Professor, Animal and Dairy Sciences Cluster, College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños
17 Feb 2015

LiDAR as a Tool to Monitor Biodiversity

Dr. Robert Brandl, Professor, Department of Ecology, University of Marburg, Germany
12 Feb 2015

Use of Genomics in the Improvement of Crops

Dr. Zenaida V. Magbanua, Assistant Research Professor, Mississippi State University
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