2020 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.

2 Apr 2020

Criss-Crossing THE Divide: Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Research Ethics

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Nina T. Castillo-Carandang, Health Social Scientist, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila
19 Mar 2020

Municipal Agricultural Support in the Philippines: Does Performance Correspond to Rural Clientele Share?

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Aileen V. Lapitan, Assistant Professor, University of the Philippines Los Baños
10 Mar 2020

Finding Opportunities and Roles of Women in Agriculture and Rural Development (FORWARD)

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Ms. Cherrie Atilano, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Agrea Agricultural Systems International
2 Mar 2020

Commercial Strategies in Developing Drought Tolerant Corn

Dr. Peter S. Guzman, Product Scientist, Syngenta Seeds, Slater, Iowa, USA
18 Feb 2020

Bioenergy in Asia: Trends, Social Perceptions, Feedstock Preferences and the Underlying Sustainability Trade-offs

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Damasa B. Magcale-Macandog, Professor, University of the Philippines Los Baños
23 Jan 2020

Climate-Resilient Agriculture Technologies and Approaches in the Philippines (Book Launch and Seminar)

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Romeo V. Labios, Lead Author and former Scientist-Agronomist at the International Rice Research Institute
15 Jan 2020

Equipment Development for Conservation Agriculture with Cover Crops Focusing on No-Till Organic Systems

Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Ted Kornecki, Kansas State University