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 2012

Updates on the UPLB Bioenergy Program

Dr. Rex B. Demafelis, Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology, UP Los Baños
Remarks: In cooperation with Gamma Sigma Delta-Honor Society of Agriculture (GSD-HSA)
5 Mar 2012

Social Entrepreneurship Education and Practices in Keio University

Dr. Wanglin Yan, Professor, Keio University, Japan
Remarks: Special Seminar
2 Mar 2012

KM for Development: Focus on R&D and Innovation

Dr. Serafin D. Talisayon, Director, R&D, Center for Concious Living Foundation, Inc. Philippines
Remarks: Special Seminar
28 Feb 2012

Hibiscus Breeding in the Philippines: A Thriving Sector in the Flower Industry

Dr. Pablito M. Magdalita, Associate Professor and UP Scientist I, Crop Science Cluster, College of Agriculture, UP Los Baños
Remarks: In cooperation with Gamma Sigma Delta-Honor Society of Agriculture (GSD-HSA)
21 Feb 2012

The Role of Socially Responsible Small and Medium Enterprises in Agricultural and Rural Development

Mr. Benjamin R. Quiñones, Jr., Chairman, Coalition of Socially Responsible SMEs in Asia
7 Feb 2012

Threat on and Prospect of the Philippine Banana Industry in the Face of Fusarium Wilt TR4 Epidemic

Dr. Agustin B. Molina, Regional Coordinator, Asia and the Pacific Bioversity International
26 Jan 2012

Progress in R&D of Biotech Products at Monsanto

Dr. Stanislav Flasinski, Gene Expression Discovery Team Lead, Monsanto
Remarks: Special Seminar
24 Jan 2012

Year-Round Programmed Production of Mangoes

Dr. Calixto M. Protacio, Professor, Dept. of Horticulture, College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños
Remarks: In cooperation with Gamma Sigma Delta-Honor Society of Agriculture (GSD-HSA)
10 Jan 2012

Factors Influencing Enrollment in Agriculture Courses

Mr. Kritsada Phongkaranyaphat, Lecturer, Maejo University - Phrae Campus, Thailand
10 Jan 2012

Early Growth and Carbon Sequestration Potential of Selected Tree Species in Degraded Grassland in Southern Leyte, Philippines

Prof. Anatolio N. Polinar, SEARCA PhD Research Scholar and Assistant Professor, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Visayas State University
29 Nov 2011

A Filipino Transnational Advocacy Network: The Case of the US Bases Clean-up Campaign in the Philippines and the US

Dr. Ma. Larissa Lelu P. Gata, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Forestry and Forest Governance, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Remarks: In cooperation with Gamma Sigma Delta-Honor Society of Agriculture (GSD-HSA)
15 Nov 2011

Effect of Early Thermal Conditioning and Feed Restriction in Enhancing Heat Resistance of Broilers in the Tropics

Ms. Hyde D. Nadela, Assistant Professor, University of Southeastern Philippines, Tagum City, Davao del Norte
25 Oct 2011

Modelling Climate Change Impacts on Water Balance

Dr. Edwin A. Combalicer, Assistant Professor, Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
Remarks: Special Seminar; In cooperation with Gamma Sigma Delta-Honor Society of Agriculture (GSD-HSA)
11 Oct 2011

Impacts of Mango Pulp Weevil on Palawan’s Agricultural Sector

Mr. Justin D. McKinley, Social Sciences Division, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
13 Sep 2011

Gender Disparities in Education and Labor Markets: Philippine Case

Dr. Marites Tiongco, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)Dr. Yanyan Liu, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)Dr. Futoshi Yamauchi, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
26 Aug 2011

Straight from the Scientists: The Facts About Delayed Ripening of Papaya, Bt Eggplant and Golden Rice

Dr. Evelyn Mae Tecson-Mendoza, Project Leader, Institute of Plant Breeding, UPLBDr. Desiree M. Hautea, Regional Coordinator, Agricultural Biotechnology Support Project II, Institute of Plant Breeding, UPLBDr. Antonio A. Alfonso, Chief Science Research Specialist, Philippine Rice Research Institute
Remarks: Special Seminar; Organized by UPLB-OVCRE, CPC, BIOTECH, BCP, BMARC, PBS Phils, SEARCA-BIC
23 Aug 2011

Physiological Characteristics of Nitrogen-fixing Tree Species in La Mesa Watershed and Mt. Makiling, Philippines

Dr. Marilyn S. Combalicer, Assistant Professor, College of Forestry, Nueva Vizcaya State University
Remarks: Special Seminar; n cooperation with Gamma Sigma Delta-Honor Society of Agriculture (GSD-HSA)
16 Aug 2011

Production Risk, Farmer Welfare, and Bt Corn in the Philippines

Dr. Roderick M. Rejesus, Associate Professor, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Remarks: Special Seminar
9 Aug 2011

The Role of Productivity, Technical Change, and Farmer’s Efficiency in the Dynamic Growth of the Tilapia Industry in the Philippines

Dr. Yolanda T. Garcia, Professor, Department of Economics, College of Economics and Management, University of the Philippines Los Banos
Page 9 of 11