SEARCA Invites

SEARCA is inviting everyone to attend the Agriculture & Development Seminar Series (ADSS) seminars at Drilon Hall, SEARCA, UPLB Campus, Los Baños, Laguna. The ADSS is meant to encourage the presentation and discussion of development and research issues, as well as their implications for agricultural and rural development. Through the ADSS, SEARCA proactively contributes to having a vibrant scientific exchange within, and even beyond, the Los Baños Science Community.

The SEARCA ADSS is held every Tuesday of the month, 4:00-5:00 p.m. at SEARCA. The regular SEARCA ADSS and its special seminars are open to the public. The following is the schedule of seminars for February 2015:


Texting as an Everyday Farming Practice: Unpacking the Value of Texting in Agriculture
by Dr. Ronan G. Zagado
Supervising Science Research Specialist, Development Communication Division, Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija
3 February (Tuesday), 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ethics in Governance for Development
by Honorable Congresswoman Maria Leonor Gerona-Robredo 
Representative, 3rd District, Camarines Sur 
4 February (Wednesday), 8:30 am-12:00 nn

Restoration of Rice Agro-Ecosystem’s Productivity in Cu-Contaminated Paddy Fields with Compost Amendment in Mankayan, Benguet, Northern Philippines
by Dr. Virginia C. Cuevas
Professor, Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Los Baños
10 February (Tuesday), 4:00-5:00 p.m.

LiDAR as a Tool to Monitor Biodiversity
by Dr. Roland Brandl
Professor, Department of Ecology, Animal Ecology, Philipps-Universität Marburg
17 February (Tuesday), 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Development of Dairy Goat Farming in the Philippines
by Dr. Cesar C. Sevilla
Professor, Animal and Dairy Sciences Cluster, College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños
24 February (Tuesday), 4:00-5:00 p.m.

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