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.

4 Aug 2016

The Intergovernmental Science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES): Experiences and Insights from the Pollination Assessment

Dr. Josef Settele, Senior Research Scientist, Department of Community Ecology Helmholtz, Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ, Germany
20 Jul 2016

The BT Talong Case: An Assessment

Atty. Edgardo Carlo L. Vistan II, Officer-In-Charge, Institute of International Legal Studies (IILS), UP Law Center
20 Jul 2016

WTO Issues on the Importation of GM Crops

Atty. Celeste Ruth Cembrano Mallari, Law Education Specialist, Institute of International Legal Studies (IILS), UP Law Center
22 Jun 2016

Big Data Analytics: Building the CGIAR Platform for Applications in Agriculture R&D

Dr. Andy Jarvis, Director, Decision and Policy Analysis (DAPA) Research Area, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
15 Jun 2016

Reducing the High Energy Bill and Carbon Footprint for an Energy and Climate Change-Compliant Sugarcane Production

Dr. Teodoro C. Mendoza, Professor and Scientist II, Crop Science Cluster, College of Agriculture, UPLB
Remarks: SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair Lecture
14 Jun 2016
7 Jun 2016

How much do Households in a Sub-watershed Pay for Damages and Adaptation Strategies During Extreme Events?

Dr. Zenaida M. Sumalde, Professor, College of Economics and Management, UPLB
24 May 2016

Persistence and Retention towards Degree Completion of BS Agriculture Students in Selected State Universities in Region IVA, Philippines

Dr. Ruth Ortega-dela Cruz, Assistant Professor 3, Institute for Governance and Rural Development, College of Public Affairs and Development, UPLB
10 May 2016

Conservation Agriculture: Biological Engineering Approach to Sustainable Agriculture in Southeast

Dr. Victor B. Ella, Professor and UP Scientist II, Land and Water Resources Division, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology, UPLB
Remarks: SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair Lecture
3 May 2016

E-Learning as Vehicle for Social Transformation Evidence-based Results from the Philippines

Dr. Maria Stella C. Tirol, Associate Professor, College of Development Communication, UPLB
26 Apr 2016

Utilization and Management of Mycorrhiza to Support Land Productivity: Philippines Experience

Dr. Jocelyn T. Zarate, University Researcher II, National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, UPLB
12 Apr 2016
21 Mar 2016

The Socio-economic and Environmental Impacts of LMOs: The Case of GM Corn in the Philippines

Dr. Leonardo A. Gonzales, Founding President and Chairman, Samahang Itinataguyod and Kakayahang Angkin sa Pag-unlad (SIKAP)/Society Towards Reinforcing Inherent Viability for Enrichment, Incorporated (STRIVE Inc.)
18 Feb 2016

Where science, policy and land management meet - scientific research for the sustainable use of ecosystems

Dr. Stefan Hotes, Department of Ecology, Phillips-University Marburg, Marburg, Germany
9 Feb 2016

Participatory Research, Communication and Learning: Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development

Dr. Guy Bessette, Visiting Professor, College of Development Communication, University of the Philippines Los Baños
28 Jan 2016

Unravelling the secrets of BMAA (B-methylaminoalanine) for screening of food toxins using an OMICS approach

Dr. Leopold L. Ilag, Stockholm University
14 Jan 2016

The Sol Genomics Network: Bioinformatics tools for genomics and breeding

Dr. Noe Fernandez Pozo, Postdoctoral Researcher, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
26 Nov 2015

Decrypting Synthetic Biology: Engineering Microbes

Ms. Aileen Bayot-Custodio, University Researcher II, National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH), University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB)
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