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.

12 Mar 2013

Values and Economics- New Paradigms in Biodiversity and Ecosystems Conservation

Dr. Berthold Seibert, Project Director, Biodiversity and Climate Change Project - BCCP Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
26 Feb 2013

Defining UPLB’s Role in Philippine Plant Natural Products’ Research and Development in the 21st Century

Dr. Lourdes B. Cardenas, UPLB Centennial Professorial Chair Awardee, Professor, Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, UP Los Baños
19 Feb 2013

Adoption of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in the Philippines: Are mango and banana farmers ready?

Dr. Agnes T. Banzon, Associate Professor, Department of Agribusiness Management, College of Economics and Management, UP Los Baños
12 Feb 2013

From Genomes to Phenomes to Breeding

Dr. Lukas Mueller, Assistant Scientist, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
22 Jan 2013

Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management as Applied to Agriculture

Ms. Jessica Dator-Bercilla, Policy Liaison, Climate Change Assistance, The Manila Observatory
7 Dec 2012

The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF): An Initiative for a Sustainable Future

Dr. Hendra Yusran Siri, Vice-Coordinator, Interim Regional Secretariat, CTI-CFF, Jakarta, Indonesia
Remarks: Special Seminar
5 Oct 2012

In Pursuit of Inclusive Growth

Dr. Arsenio M. Balisacan, Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning and Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authorit
Remarks: Special Seminar; In cooperation with University of the Philippines Los Baños College of Economics and Management Department of Economics
19 Sep 2012

Biodiversity in Agricultural Entrepreneurship

Mr. Jose C. Reaño, President and Managing Director, Broadchem Corporation
18 Sep 2012
28 Aug 2012

Philippine Agriculture 2020

Dr. Emil Q. Javier, President, National Academy of Science and Technology
24 Jul 2012

Southeast Asian Development Trends and Opportunities: What They Mean for SEARCA’s Research

Dr. Mercedita A. Sombilla, Former Manager for Research and Development, SEARCA
20 Jul 2012

REDD+ and Safeguards: State of UNFCCC Negotiations and Relevance to ASEAN

Dr. Nur Masripatin, Director, Centre for Standardization and Environment, Ministry of Forestry, Indonesia and Coordinator, ASEAN Regional Knowledge Network on Forest and Climate Change (ARKN-FCC)
19 Jul 2012

Research 102: What I didn't learn in my research method course

Dr. Mia Liza A. Lustria, Associate Professor, College of Communication and Information, Florida State Univeristy
18 Jul 2012

Investing in Structured Trade of Farm Products: Case of Yellow Corn in the Philippines

Dr. Ramon Clarete, Professor, School of Economics, UP Diliman
21 Jun 2012

Renewable Energy in California: Some Insights for Community Development in Southeast Asia

Dr. Valentino M. Tiangco, Biomass Program Lead and Senior Project Manager, Energy Research and Development Department, Sacramento Municipal Utility District California, USA
Remarks: Special Graduate Seminar
24 Apr 2012

Analysis of the Lychee Industry Competitiveness and Good Agricultural Practice (VietGAP) In Bac Giang province, Vietnam

Le Thi Thanh Loan, Faculty of Economics and Rural Development, Hanoi University of Agriculture
Remarks: Special Graduate Seminar
24 Apr 2012

The Deer Conservation Program In Indonesia: Saving the Timor Deer (Cervus timorensis)

Daud Samsudewa, Faculty of Animal Science, Diponegoro University
Remarks: Special Graduate Seminar
17 Apr 2012

Modeling Forest Fire Occurence in Riau Province, Indonesia using Data Mining Method

Ms. Imas Sukaeshi Sitanggang, Lecturer, Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
20 Mar 2012

Biotechnological Approaches for Effective Management of Virus Diseases of Major Crops in the Philippines

Dr. Filomena C. Sta. Cruz, Associate Professor, Crop Protection Cluster, College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños
Remarks: UPLB Centennial Professorial Chair Lecture
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