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.

28 Feb 2019

Insights from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Prof. Dr. Josef Settele, Head of Animal Ecology and Social-Ecological Research, Department of Community Ecology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Halle, Germany
28 Feb 2019

Communicating One Health in Food and Agriculture

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Domingo (Jim) Caro III, Regional Advocacy and Development Communications Coordinator, Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP), Bangkok, Thailand
7 Feb 2019

Depicting Science in a Public Debate: Science Journalism and the Coverage of Bt Eggplant

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Pamela A. Custodio, Assistant Professor, Department of Development Journalism, College of Development Communication, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)
30 Jan 2019

The Role of Behavioral Economics in Policy Nudging

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. David Savage, Senior Lecturer, University of New Castle in Australia
29 Jan 2019

Engaging Lawyers in Agri-biotechnology: Challenges and Prospects

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Dr. Cleofe S. Torres, Professor, Department of Science Communication, College of Development Communication of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)Atty. Damcelle T. Cortes, Assistant Professor, Institute for Governance and Rural Development, College of Public Affairs and Development, UPLB
11 Nov 2018

Digital Inclusion Policy and Digital Tools to Drive Agricultural Development in Southeast Asia

Mr. John Garrity, Economist and Policy Advisor and former Senior Connectivity Advisor, Global Development Lab, USAID
25 Oct 2018

OneHealth/EcoHealth in Southeast Asia: Theory and Practice

Dr. Flavie Goutard, GREASE Coordinator, CIRAD and InterRisk Master Coordinator, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,, Kasetsart University, Thailand
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
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