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.

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.

13 Mar 2015

Media and Inter-Agency Collaboration to Mitigate Climate Change

Dr. Bruce Tolentino, Deputy Director General for Partnership, IRRIMs. Vilma S. Dimaculangan, Department of Agriculture, Region 4Representative from the Department of Local Government-Region 4
10 Mar 2015

Assessing Vulnerability of Fisheries in the Philippines to Climate Change Impacts: Tool for Understanding Resilience of Fisheries

Ms. Remelyn I. de Ramos, Research Assistant, UP Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines Diliman
5 Mar 2015

Asia-Pacific Crop Improvement R & D: Challenges and Opportunities in Emerging Markets

Dr. Manuel L. Logroño, Global Head, Rice Seeds Product Development, and Head, Corn Breeding for Asia-Pacific, SYNGENTA
24 Feb 2015

Development of Dairy Goat Farming in the Philippines

Dr. Cesar C. Sevilla, Professor, Animal and Dairy Sciences Cluster, College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños
17 Feb 2015

LiDAR as a Tool to Monitor Biodiversity

Dr. Robert Brandl, Professor, Department of Ecology, University of Marburg, Germany
12 Feb 2015

Use of Genomics in the Improvement of Crops

Dr. Zenaida V. Magbanua, Assistant Research Professor, Mississippi State University
10 Feb 2015

Restoration of Rice Agro-Ecosystem's Productivity in Cu-Contaminated Paddy Fields with Compost Amendment in Mankayan, Benguet, Northern Philippines

Dr. Virginia C. Cuevas, Professord, Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Los Baños
4 Feb 2015

Ethics in Governance for Development

Congresswoman Maria Leonor Gerona-Robredo, Representative, 3rd District, Camarines Sur
3 Feb 2015

Texting as an Everyday Farming Practice: Unpacking the Value of Texting in Agriculture

Dr. Ronan G. Zagado, Supervising Science Research Specialist, Development Communication Division, Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija
28 Jan 2015

The Evolution of Plant Genomes

Dr. Michael Purugganan, Professor, Department of Biology, New York University
5 Dec 2014

Agro-Ecology for Sustainable Agriculture and Environment Towards Food Security

Honorable Cynthia A. Villar, Senator of the Republic of the Philippines and Chair Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food
28 Nov 2014

The New Zealand Agricultural Story: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities from a Hungry World

Mr. Mike Petersen, Special Agriculture Trade Envoy (SATE), New Zealand
17 Nov 2014

Lunasin: Epigenetic Revolution in Health and Nutrition

Dr. Alfredo Galvez, Project Scientist, Center for Nutritional Genetics, UC Davis and Chief Scientific Advisor for Soy Labs Tech Inc., USA
16 Oct 2014

Putting Solanaceae Genome Sequences to Work

Dr. Lukas Mueller, Associate Professor, The Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Cornell University
7 Oct 2014

Ethics and Agricultural Science

Dr. Robert L. Zimdahl, Professor Emeritus, Colorado State University, USA
1 Oct 2014

Ecological Succession in Areas Covered by Mine Tailings in Mankayan, Benguet, Northern Luzon

Dr. Virginia C. Cuevas, Professor, Institute of Biological Sciences College of Arts and Sciences University of the Philippines Los Baños
19 Aug 2014

Sharing Experiences on Rice and Cotton Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Asia

Dr. Peter A. C. Ooi, Professor/Professorial Chair Faculty of Science Tan Sri Datu Philip Kuok Professorial Chair in Agricultural Science Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
25 Jul 2014

Critical Legal Issues Surrounding Biotechnology and Biosafety

Atty. Gregory Jaffe, Director, Project on Biotechnology for the Center for Science in the Public Interest Washington D.C., USA
25 Mar 2014

Towards a Clarification of Definitions, Methodologies and Approaches: A State-of-the-Art of Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Prof. Maria Emelinda T. Mendoza, Department of Social Development Services, College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)
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