2019 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. 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 included officials of the Philippine Cabinet and other government agencies, UN agencies, other international development organizations, and nongovernment organizations; researchers and academicians, and graduate students.

SEARCA also hosts other public lectures under ADSS, including SEARCA graduate seminars in which its graduating scholars deliver papers based on their theses or dissertations as well as other special seminars co-organized by SEARCA with other organizations.

27 Sep 2019

The Future of Planetary Health and the Role of the Philippines

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Ramon Lorenzo Luis Rosa Guinto, Doctor of Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Chief Planetary Doctor of PH Lab
23 Sep 2019

ICTs in Agriculture and Agribusiness: Past Development, Current Status, Perspectives, and Development Needs

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Prof. Reiner Doluschitz, Director, Food Security Center, University of Hohenheim, Germany
19 Sep 2019

Using Agriculture to Improve Nutrition: Evidence and Progress for Biofortification under HarvestPlus

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Howarth E. Bouis, 2016 World Food Prize Laureate, Founder of HarvestPlus
13 Sep 2019

Biotechnology Trends and Gene Editing

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Carl Ramage, CEO and Managing Director, Rautaki Solutions
27 Aug 2019

Smart Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

Dr. Amihan Mercado Lubag-Arquiza, Institute of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science, UPLB
27 Aug 2019

Modeling and Simulation in Agriculture

Dr. Apollo C. Arquiza, Balik Scientist Awardee, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD)
2 Aug 2019

Global Challenges and Local Solutions: Sustainable Intensification for Food and Nutritional Security

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. P.V. Vara Prasad, Director, Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab, University Distinguished Professor, Crop Ecophysiology, Kansas State University, USA
25 Jul 2019

Indonesian Herbs and Spices: from Traditional to Modern Food and as Herbal Medicine

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Sasmito Djati, Vice Rector of Planning and Cooperation, Universitas Brawijaya, Malang, Indonesia
20 Jun 2019

Game Changer in Addressing the Scarcity of the Two Main Drivers of Agriculture and Food Systems

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Teodoro C. Mendoza, Professor, College of Agriculture and Food Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños
20 Jun 2019

Agricultural Innovation Studies and Climate Change: A Systematic Review of Evidence

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Mr. Winifredo B. Dagli, Assistant Professor, College of Development Communication, University of the Philippines Los Baños
26 Mar 2019

Gender Sensitivity: Promoting Diversity and Respect

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Ms. Sairah Mae R. Saipudin, Reproductive Health Office of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Gender Center
28 Feb 2019

Insights from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Prof. Dr. Josef Settele, Head of Animal Ecology and Social-Ecological Research, Department of Community Ecology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Halle, Germany
28 Feb 2019

Communicating One Health in Food and Agriculture

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Domingo (Jim) Caro III, Regional Advocacy and Development Communications Coordinator, Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP), Bangkok, Thailand
7 Feb 2019

Depicting Science in a Public Debate: Science Journalism and the Coverage of Bt Eggplant

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Pamela A. Custodio, Assistant Professor, Department of Development Journalism, College of Development Communication, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)
30 Jan 2019

The Role of Behavioral Economics in Policy Nudging

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. David Savage, Senior Lecturer, University of New Castle in Australia
29 Jan 2019

Engaging Lawyers in Agri-biotechnology: Challenges and Prospects

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Cleofe S. Torres, Professor, Department of Science Communication, College of Development Communication of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)Atty. Damcelle T. Cortes, Assistant Professor, Institute for Governance and Rural Development, College of Public Affairs and Development, UPLB