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.

3 Aug 2011

Willingness to Pay for Layawan Watershed Protection, Oroquieta City, Philippines

Ms. Aisa O. Manlosa, Instructor I, College of Arts and Sciences, Caraga State University
Remarks: Graduate Seminar
3 Aug 2011

Estrogenic Contamination of Laguna de Bay and Its Potential Impact on Fish Health

Dr. Michelle Grace V. Paraso, Associate Professor, Department of Basic Veterinary Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of the Philippines Los Baños
Remarks: Graduate Seminar
2 Aug 2011

Socioeconomics, Biosafety, and Biotechnology Decision-making: Implications for Developing Countries

Dr. Jose Falck-Zepeda, Research Fellow and Deputy Director of Program on Biosafety Systems, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington D.C., USA
Remarks: Special Seminar
12 Jul 2011

Technology Transfer and Community Development to Improve Quality of Life in Lampang, Thailand

Dr. Sethasilp Ammawath, Vice President, Rajamangala University of Technology-Lampang Campus, Thailand
5 Jul 2011

Harnessing Agritourism Opportunities in the Philippines

Prof. Eli Paolo R. Fresnoza, En. P., MA-URP (hons), Assistant Professor, Asian Institute of Tourism, University of the Philippines
Remarks: Special Seminar
29 Jun 2011

The Emerging Role of Agriculture in Asia

Dr. Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Remarks: Special Seminar
28 Jun 2011

Nutrient Management in Improving the Productivity of Lowland Rice in the Philippines

Dr. Pompe C. Sta. Cruz, Professor and UP Scientist II, Crop Science Cluster, College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños
21 Jun 2011

Infectivity of Entomopathogenic Fungi Against the Spider Mite Tetranychus kanzawai

Dr. Yayan Sanjaya, Senior Instructor, Indonesia University of Education
9 Jun 2011

Impacts of an Early Education Intervention on Students' Learning Achievement in the Philippines: Application of Propensity Score Matching with Panel Data

Dr. Futoshi Yamauchi, Research Fellow, Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Washington, DC
Remarks: Special Seminar
24 May 2011

Development Options in Enhancing the Performance of the Philippine Cavendish Banana Chain

Dr. Larry N. Digal, Professor and Director, Office of Research, University of the Philippines Mindanao
Remarks: Professorial Chair Lecture
19 May 2011

Status of Biosafety in Kenya

Dr. Roy Mugiira, Acting CEO, Kenya National Biosafety Authority
Remarks: Special Seminar
17 May 2011

Factors Associated with the Effects of Flood Risks in Rice Farming Communities of Pototan, Iloilo

Prof. Stephen Rey P. Ligasan, SEARCA PhD Research Scholar and Faculty, College of Arts and Sciences, West Visayas State University
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