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. 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 included officials of the Philippine Cabinet and other government agencies, UN agencies, other international development organizations, and nongovernment organizations; researchers and academicians, and graduate students.

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.

11 Sep 2018

EcoHealth in Southeast Asia: Theories and Prospects

Dr. Rico C. Ancog, Assistant Professor, Ecosystem Services and Environmental Policy (ESEP) Laboratory, SESAM, University of the Philippines Los Baños
14 Aug 2018

Millennial Farmers: The Future of Philippine Agriculture?

Mr. Raymund Vincent Fernandez Aaron, Banana Chief, Villa Socorro Farm, Villa Socorro Agri-Eco Village, Pagsanjan, Laguna
7 Aug 2018

Linking School Gardening and Feeding: Experience from the School-Plus-Home Gardens Project (S+HGP) in the Philippines

Dr. Blesilda M. Calub, University Researcher and Program Leader for Organic Agriculture, College of Agriculture and Food Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños
7 Jun 2018

Bt Brinjal Research and Development in Bangladesh

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Md. Jahangir Hossain, Country Project Coordinator, Feed the Future Biotech Projects on Brinjal (eggplant) and Potato
10 May 2018

Mangroves and Climate Change: Prospects and Challenges in Blue Carbon Governance in the Philippines

Dr. Dixon T. Gevaña, UPLB Centennial Professorial Chair Awardee and Assistant Professor, Department of Social Forestry and Forest Governance, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UP Los Baños
9 May 2018

The Energy Costs of Cambodian Lowland Rice Grown in Different Methods

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Mr. Sem Savuth, SEARCA Scholar
Remarks: Special Graduate Seminar Series
8 May 2018

Lowering Financial Risks for Smallholder Mixed Agroforestry System

Dr. Anja Gassner, Head, Research Methods Group, World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)- Philippines
26 Apr 2018

The Quest for Inclusive Security in the Philippines

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Prof. Segundo Romero, Lecturer, Development Studies Program at the School of Sciences in Ateneo de Manila UniversityMr. Jose Antonio Custodio, Defense Consultant and Military Historian
10 Apr 2018

Experiences in GM Labelling: How do other countries label GM food?

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Atty. Greg Jaffe, Associate Director for Legal Affairs, Alliance for Science, Cornell University
30 Jan 2018

Modernization Strategy for National Irrigation Systems in the Philippines: Linking Design, Operation, and Water Supply

Dr. Mona Liza F. delos Reyes, University Researcher III, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)
25 Jan 2018

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Biotechnology

Atty. Rowanie A. Nakan, Partner, Cruz Marcelo and Penefrancia Law Offices
24 Jan 2018

Developing a Community-Based Development Framework for Agriculture and Rural Development

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Mr. Glenn Y. Ilar, SEARCA Scholar
Remarks: Special Graduate Seminar Series
23 Jan 2018

From Food Security to Food and Nutrition Security: How to Rethink the Linkages Between Malnutrition and the Food System

Mr. Shun-Nan Chiang, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of California and SEARCA Visiting Research Fellow
24 Oct 2017

Who Matters and Why: A Network Perspective on Sustainability Transitions in Community-based Forest Management

Ms. Clarissa D. Ruzol, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Forestry and Forest Governance, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB
26 Sep 2017

The Logic of Rice Farming: An Ethnography

Mr. Nomer C. Esmero, Senior National Coordinator, Better Rice Initiative for Asia (BRIA), GIZ
19 Sep 2017

Small Family Farms and their Multi-functional Roles in Rural Development and National Economic Growth

Mrs. Gigi Pontejos-Morris, Farm School Director, MoCA Family Farm RLearning Center, Padre Garcia, Batangas
29 Aug 2017
8 Aug 2017

Grow Asia Learning Alliance: Partnerships for Action

Mr. Pranav Sethaputra, Learning Partners Network Manager, Grow Asia, Singapore
24 Jul 2017

GM Crops to Farmers: Curves in the Road

Atty. Gregory Jaffe, Senior Legal Consultant, PBS
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