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.

10 Feb 2015

Restoration of Rice Agro-Ecosystem's Productivity in Cu-Contaminated Paddy Fields with Compost Amendment in Mankayan, Benguet, Northern Philippines

Dr. Virginia C. Cuevas, Professord, Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Los Baños
4 Feb 2015

Ethics in Governance for Development

Congresswoman Maria Leonor Gerona-Robredo, Representative, 3rd District, Camarines Sur
3 Feb 2015

Texting as an Everyday Farming Practice: Unpacking the Value of Texting in Agriculture

Dr. Ronan G. Zagado, Supervising Science Research Specialist, Development Communication Division, Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija
28 Jan 2015

The Evolution of Plant Genomes

Dr. Michael Purugganan, Professor, Department of Biology, New York University
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