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.

18 Mar 2014

Utilization of Biomass Furnace By-Products for Industrial Application

Engr. Andres M. Tuates, Jr., Acting Section Chief, Department of Agriculture – Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech)
27 Feb 2014

General Patentability of Agricultural Research Outputs

Dr. Lawrence L. Ilag, Patent Attorney, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner in Washington, USA and DOST Balik-Scientist
26 Feb 2014

Good Practices in Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in Local Agriculture Governance

Dr. Cely S. Binoya, Professor VI and Director, Institutional Planning, Resources Generation and Linkages, Central Bicol State University of Agriculture
30 Jan 2014

Sea Turtles and The Turtle Islands and Some Impacts of Climate Change on Sea Turtles and Their Habitats

Dr. Romy B. Trono, Former Country Executive Director, Conservation International
28 Jan 2014
15 Jan 2014

Scaling-up for a Collaborative Environmental Change: Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) Insights and Challenges

Mr. Rey B. Lara, Chief, Plans and Programs Section Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Unit IX, Zamboanga City and SEARCA-Beahrs ELP Grantee
5 Dec 2013

Biology of Diabetes …and Its Agricultural solution?

Dr. Leodevico L. Ilag, Chief Scientific Officer, Horizon Science Pty Ltd; Founder/Director, Molawin Creek Ventures Pty Ltd; and Co-Founder/Director, Antibody Designs, Inc.
26 Nov 2013

Ancestral Domain Management: Harmonizing Policies and Institutional Mechanisms

Dr. Lope B. Santos III, Program Specialist and Officer-in-Charge, Project Development and Management Department, SEARCA
12 Nov 2013

Conservation and Management of Mt. Banahaw de Lucban: Its Potential Impacts in the Agricultural Productivity in Lucban, Quezon, Philippines

Dr. Cecilia N. Gascon, President, Southern Luzon State University, Quezon, Philippines
1 Oct 2013

Developing an Integrated Approach to Farm Community for Food Security

Dr. Jose R. Medina, SEARCA Professorial Chairholder
27 Sep 2013

Biotech Tools for Smarter Agriculture

Dr. Wayne Parrott, Professor, Crop Science, University of Georgia, USA
27 Sep 2013

Nano-Biosensor Research and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Evangeline C. Alocilja, DOST Balik-Scientist Awardee and Professor, Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University, USA
24 Sep 2013

WeRise, a Decision Support Tool for Climate Change Adaptation in Rainfed Rice Areas: The Sequel

Dr. Anita A. Boling, Postdoctoral Fellow and CCARA Theme 4 Leader, Crop and Environmental Sciences Division, International Rice Research Institute
27 Aug 2013

Insights, Lessons and Challenges from a Transdisciplinal Assessment of Climate Change-Related Vulnerability

Ms. Ma. Emilinda T. Mendoza, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Science Development Services, UPLB College of Human Ecology
27 Aug 2013

Economic Analysis of Selected Adaptation Options to Flooding

Ms. Jaimie Kim Bayani Arias, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UPLB College of Economics and Management
23 Aug 2013

Meeting the Challenges of Food Security with Biotechnology

Mr. Mark Lynas, Author, Environmental Campaigner, and Visiting Research Associate, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University, United Kingdom
13 Aug 2013

Climate Change Vulnerability Mapping of Selected Municipalities in Laguna, Philippines

Engr. Vicente G. Ballaran, Jr., Assistant Professor, Agrometeorology and Farm Structures Division, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, UPLB College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology
30 Jul 2013

Disaster and Climate Risk Assessment Frameworks, Tools and Indices

Dr. Rosa T. Perez, Senior Research Fellow, Manila ObservatoryDr. Charlotte Kendra Gotangco, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Ateneo de Manila University
25 Jun 2013

Climate Change and Food Production in Asia

Dr. Krishna Jagadish SV, Molecular Plant Physiologist, Crop Environmental Sciences Division, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
19 Mar 2013

Physiological Studies on Seed Priming of Rice for Establishment in Stressed Environment

Dr. Maribel Dionisio-Sese, UPLB Diamond Jubilee Professorial Chair Awardee, Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences University of the Philippines Los Baños
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