2017 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.

24 Oct 2017

Who Matters and Why: A Network Perspective on Sustainability Transitions in Community-based Forest Management

Ms. Clarissa D. Ruzol, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Forestry and Forest Governance, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
26 Sep 2017

The Logic of Rice Farming: An Ethnography

Mr. Nomer C. Esmero, Senior National Coordinator, Better Rice Initiative for Asia (BRIA), GIZ
19 Sep 2017

Small Family Farms and their Multi-functional Roles in Rural Development and National Economic Growth

Mrs. Gigi Pontejos-Morris, Farm School Director, MoCA Family Farm RLearning Center, Padre Garcia, Batangas
29 Aug 2017
8 Aug 2017

Grow Asia Learning Alliance: Partnerships for Action

Mr. Pranav Sethaputra, Learning Partners Network Manager, Grow Asia, Singapore
24 Jul 2017

GM Crops to Farmers: Curves in the Road

Atty. Gregory Jaffe, Senior Legal Consultant, PBS
14 Jun 2017

Measurement of Carbon Dioxide in Corn Cob Biochar-amended Acid Soil Added with Different Types of Fertilizers

Mr. Arsenio D. Bulfa, Jr., MS Soil Science
Remarks: Special Graduate Seminar Series
19 May 2017

Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops in 2016

Prof. Paul Teng, Chairman of the Board, International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA)
9 May 2017

The Udalo Watershed Pilot Project: An Experiment on Climate Change Hyper-Adaptation

Mr. Philippe Couture, Project Coordinator, Hyper Adaptive & Territorial Coherent Habitat (HATCHabitat), Lantau Island, Hongkong
25 Apr 2017

Ecotown Approach to Climate Change-Adaptive Local Government Planning in Selected Municipalities in the Philippines

Dr. Diomedes A. Racelis, Professor and Director, Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, CFNR, UP Los Baños
19 Apr 2017

Recent Development in Irrigation Practices for Sugarcane Industry

Dr. Armando N. Espino, Jr., Director, Water Resources Management Center, College of Engineering, Central Luzon State University
18 Apr 2017

Food Security Potentials of Agroforestry Production Systems in the Philippines

Dr. Leila D. Landicho, University Researcher, Institute of Agroforestry, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UP Los Baños
28 Mar 2017

Developing a Community Well-being Index in Disaster-Prone Areas of the Philippines

Dr. Merites M. Buot, Associate Professor, Department of Human Kinetics College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Los Baños
21 Mar 2017

Extent of Erosion, Poverty, and Food Security: The Case of the Ayangan and the Tuwali of Ifugao

Dr. Merlyn M. Paunlagui, Director, Center for Strategic Planning and Policy Studies, College of Public Affairs and Governance, University of the Philippines Los Baños
17 Mar 2017

Advancing Fair Market Competition: The Role of Communication and Knowledge Management

Dr. Clarissa C. David, Director, Communications and Knowledge Management Office, Philippine Competition Commission
7 Mar 2017

From Zero to One: The Mind Museum Experience

Ms. Maria Isabel O. Garcia, Curator, The Mind Museum
6 Mar 2017

Museums in an Information Society: From Collection to Digital Archives

Dr. Eiji Mizushima, Professor, University of Tsukuba President, Japan Museum Management Academy (JMMA)
28 Feb 2017

BINHI: Debunking the Reasons Not to Plant Native Trees

Prof. Pastor L. Malabrigo, Associate Professor, Dept. of Forest Biological Sciences, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of the Philippines Los Baños
21 Feb 2017

Higher Education in Cambodia: Status, Challenges, and Opportunities

Dr. Nith Bunlay, Deputy Director General, Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MOEYS), Cambodia