2016 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.

7 Dec 2016

The Rowan University Biomedical Startup: from graduate education to life altering solutions

Dr. Anthony Lowman, Dean, Henry M. Rowan College College of Engineering Rowan University, New Jersey, USA
29 Nov 2016

Inclusive Development through a Pedagogy of Listening

Dr. Linje Manyozo, Senior Lecturer, School of Media and Communication, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
25 Nov 2016
25 Nov 2016

The Outstanding SEARCA Scholarship Alumni (OSSA): Champions of Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development by Dr. Delfin J. Ganapin Jr.

Dr. Delfin J. Ganapin Jr., Global Manager, Small Grants Programme, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
18 Nov 2016
27 Sep 2016
4 Aug 2016

The Intergovernmental Science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES): Experiences and Insights from the Pollination Assessment

Dr. Josef Settele, Senior Research Scientist, Department of Community Ecology Helmholtz, Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ, Germany
20 Jul 2016

The BT Talong Case: An Assessment

Atty. Edgardo Carlo L. Vistan II, Officer-In-Charge, Institute of International Legal Studies (IILS), UP Law Center
20 Jul 2016

WTO Issues on the Importation of GM Crops

Atty. Celeste Ruth Cembrano Mallari, Law Education Specialist, Institute of International Legal Studies (IILS), UP Law Center
22 Jun 2016

Big Data Analytics: Building the CGIAR Platform for Applications in Agriculture R&D

Dr. Andy Jarvis, Director, Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) Research Area, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
15 Jun 2016

Reducing the High Energy Bill and Carbon Footprint for an Energy and Climate Change-Compliant Sugarcane Production

Dr. Teodoro C. Mendoza, Professor and Scientist II, Crop Science Cluster, College of Agriculture, UPLB
Remarks: SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair Lecture
14 Jun 2016
7 Jun 2016

How much do Households in a Sub-watershed Pay for Damages and Adaptation Strategies During Extreme Events?

Dr. Zenaida M. Sumalde, Professor, College of Economics and Management, UPLB
24 May 2016

Persistence and Retention towards Degree Completion of BS Agriculture Students in Selected State Universities in Region IVA, Philippines

Dr. Ruth Ortega-dela Cruz, Assistant Professor 3, Institute for Governance and Rural Development, College of Public Affairs and Development, UPLB
10 May 2016

Conservation Agriculture: Biological Engineering Approach to Sustainable Agriculture in Southeast

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, UPLB
Remarks: SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair Lecture
3 May 2016

E-Learning as Vehicle for Social Transformation Evidence-based Results from the Philippines

Dr. Maria Stella C. Tirol, Associate Professor, College of Development Communication, UPLB
26 Apr 2016

Utilization and Management of Mycorrhiza to Support Land Productivity: Philippines Experience

Dr. Jocelyn T. Zarate, University Researcher II, National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, UPLB
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