SEARCA, in partnership with the Camarines Norte State College (CNSC), is organizing the International Conference on Research and Extension (ICONRE 2018) to be held on 8-10 November 2018 at the CNSC Main Campus, Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines.
With this year's theme Creating Pathways for Collaboration for a Progressive and Sustainable Research and Extension Productivity, ICONRE 2018 aims to provide a venue for stakeholders to converge and present research results that have contributed and led to the advancement of knowledge discovery and innovations in research, development, and extension (RD&E). ICONRE 2018 is expected to be an assembly of policy makers, faculty researchers, extension practitioners, school administrators, and students of higher education institutions from all over the region.
Dr. Shaufique F. Sidique, Director of the Institute of Agriculture and Food Policy Studies of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and a recipient of the SEARCA Professorial Chair Grant in 2017, will serve as the keynote speaker, while Dr. Quyen Dinh Ha, Lecturer of the Faculty of Economics and Rural Development of the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) and SEARCA alumnus will be one of the plenary speakers.
Other SEARCA alumni and scholars who will present papers in the conference include Mr. Daud Samsudewa of Diponegoro University, Indonesia; Mr. Krisdakorn Wongwai of Udon Thani Rajabhat University, Thailand; Mr. Divo Dharma Silalahi of SMART Research Institute, Indonesia; and Mr. Charlie B. Batin of Mariano Marcos State University, Philippines.
Speakers from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI) are also expected to share their experiences, best practices, and success stories pertinent to RD&E during the 3-day conference. (Blessie P. Saez)