2023 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.

14 Sep 2023

The Relevance of Moral Philosophy to Agriculture

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna
Dr. Robert Zimdahl, SEARCA Visiting Research Fellow, Professor Emeritus, Colorado State University, USA
15 Aug 2023

Forum on Breeding Innovations for Increasing Productivity and Climate Resilience in Crops and Livestock

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna and Facebook Live
Dr. Huw Jones, Professor, Translational Genomics for Plant Breeding, Aberystwyth UniversityDr. Rhodora Aldemita, Executive Director, ISAAA, Inc., Director, Global Knowledge Center on BiotechnologyDr. Claro Mingala, Director, Philippine Agriculture and Fisheries Biotechnology Program
14 Jul 2023

Exploring the Diversity of Infectious Bronchitis Viruses and its Impact on the Philippine Poultry Industry

SEARCA Drilon Hall, Los Baños, Laguna
Dr. Christina Lora M. Leyson, Virologist, Balik Scientist
5 Jul 2023

Biofortification Breeding for Higher Provitamin A and Macular Carotenoids in Maize for Improved Global Nutrition and Health

SEARCA Drilon Hall
Dr. Torbert Rocheford, Patterson Endowed Chair in Translational Genomics for Crop Improvement, Purdue University, USA
16 Feb 2023

A Presentation on the Philippines Country Climate and Development Report of the World Bank

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines and SEARCA Facebook Page
Stefano Pagiola, Senior Environmental Economist, World BankSouleymane Coulibaly, World Bank Lead Economist and Program Leader for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions Practice Group for Brunei, Malaysia, Philipines, and Thailand