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.

12 Apr 2016
21 Mar 2016

The Socio-economic and Environmental Impacts of LMOs: The Case of GM Corn in the Philippines

Dr. Leonardo A. Gonzales, Founding President and Chairman, Samahang Itinataguyod and Kakayahang Angkin sa Pag-unlad (SIKAP)/Society Towards Reinforcing Inherent Viability for Enrichment, Incorporated (STRIVE Inc.)
18 Feb 2016

Where science, policy and land management meet - scientific research for the sustainable use of ecosystems

Dr. Stefan Hotes, Department of Ecology, Phillips-University Marburg, Marburg, Germany
9 Feb 2016

Participatory Research, Communication and Learning: Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development

Dr. Guy Bessette, Visiting Professor, College of Development Communication, University of the Philippines Los Baños
28 Jan 2016

Unravelling the secrets of BMAA (B-methylaminoalanine) for screening of food toxins using an OMICS approach

Dr. Leopold L. Ilag, Stockholm University
14 Jan 2016

The Sol Genomics Network: Bioinformatics tools for genomics and breeding

Dr. Noe Fernandez Pozo, Postdoctoral Researcher, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
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