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.

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)
10 Nov 2015

Why Rice is not Good for You

Dr. Eufemio T. Rasco, Jr., Academician, National Academy for Science and Technology
29 Sep 2015

Coral and Taklobo Gardening: Merging Sustainable Financing and Reef Conservation in Taytay, Palawan, Philippines

Dr. Lope A. Calanog, Sustainable Finance Specialist, ADB-CTI Southeast Asia, PRIMEX, Inc.
22 Sep 2015

Crop Insurance as Resiliency Measure to Climate Change: Evidence from Corn Farmers in the Philippines

Dr. Jose Yorobe, Jr., Professor, College of Economics and Management, University of the Philippines Los Baños
11 Aug 2015

Organic Livestock Farming and Breeding Towards Food Security of Smallholder Farmers in the Tropics

Dr. Orville L. Bondoc, Professor 12 and UP Scientist, Animal and Dairy Sciences Cluster, College of Agriculture, UPLB
21 May 2015

The New International Arrangement on Forests: The Way Forward to Sustainable Forest Management (SFM)

Forester Ricardo M. Umali, Independent Consultant, International Arrangements for Forests (IAF), United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
19 May 2015

Influence of Conservation Agriculture and Tillage on Soil Quality in Selected Crop Production Systems in the Philippines

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, University of the Philippines Los Baños
28 Apr 2015

Companion Modeling for Livestock Waste Management and River Rehabilitation

Dr. Rico Ancog, Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Science and Management (SESAM), University of the Philippines Los Baños
21 Apr 2015

Climate Change Adaptation Strategies of Agribusiness Enterprises in the Philippines

Dr. Dinah Pura Depositario, SEARCA Professorial Chair Grantee
27 Mar 2015

Dutch Agro & Food: Linking Science, Industry and Government

Dr. Arjo Rothuis, Account Manager Asia, Wageningen InternationalWageningen University & Research Centre, The Netherlands
19 Mar 2015

Exploring Swidden Transitions in Southeast Asia: Impacts on Livelihood and Ecosystem Services

Dr. Wolfram Dressler, ARC Future Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia
17 Mar 2015

Enabling Outcomes from Agricultural Research Outputs

Dr. Steven J. Staal, Regional Representative for East and Southeast Asia, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
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