SEARCA, in collaboration with the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), is pleased to invite you and your colleagues to the following seminar at the SEARCA headquarters, UPLB Campus, Los Baños, Laguna:
Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops in 2016
by Dr. Paul S. Teng
Chair of the Board, ISAAA and Senior Fellow, SEARCA
19 May 2017 (Friday), Drilon Hall, 3:00 p.m.
The SEARCA Agriculture & Development Seminar Series (ADSS) and its special seminars are open to the public. It 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.
European Biotech Week: Celebrating Innovation
The European Biotech Week celebrates biotechnology, an innovative and vibrant sector launched by the discovery of the DNA molecule back in 1953. The first European Biotech Week that took place in 2013 marked the 60th anniversary of this pivotal moment in history.
This momentous occasion opened the door to a better understanding of the world we live in both for scientists and for society.
To provide you with an example, DNA triggered crucial discoveries and deeper knowledge on genes, proteins, viruses, bacteria and stem cells.
Biotech entrepreneurs were able to translate this knowledge into applications for many sectors such as healthcare, agriculture, food, energy, water sanitation and biochemical processing, all of which have changed the world for the better.
Biotech associations are key in helping to maximize the potential of biotechnology. In Europe, the National Associations Council, hosted by EuropaBio, represents 17 national biotech associations that together represent over 1,800 small- and medium-sized biotech companies and organisations.
In 2017, the week takes place between 25 September and 1 October.
SEARCA Agriculture & Development Seminar Series (ADSS)
SEARCA, through its Biotechnology Information Center (BIC), is pleased to invite you and your colleagues to the following seminar at the SEARCA headquarters, UPLB Campus, Los Baños, Laguna:
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Biotechnology
by Atty. Rowanie A. Nakan
Cruz, Marcelo and Tenefrancia
25 January 2018 (Tuesday) | SEARCA Drilon Hall | 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Organized in partnership with the Philippine Genome Center-Agriculture
The SEARCA Agriculture & Development Seminar Series (ADSS) and its special seminars are open to the public.
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.
Past ADSS speakers include *Senator Cynthia Villar* (Philippine Senator) *Dr. Segfredo R. Serrano* (Undersecretary for Policy and Planning, Department of Agriculture); *Dr. Serafin D. Talisayon* (Professor, UP Diliman); *Mr. David Wolf* (Acting Agricultural Counselor, US Embassy in Manila); *Atty. Marvic M. V. F. Leonen* (Dean, College of Law, UP Diliman and now Supreme Court Associate Justice); *Engr. Elma T. Karunungan* (Chief, Alternative Fuels and Energy Technology Division, Department of Energy); *Dr. Shinji Kaneko* (Associate Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan); *Dr. Thomas Elhaut,* (Director for Asia and the Pacific Division, International Fund for Agricultural Development [IFAD], Rome, Italy); *Prof. Yujiro Hayami*, (Advisor to the Graduate Faculty of the Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development [FASID] and Visiting Professor of the National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Japan; *Dr. Dennis P. Garrity* (Director General, World Agroforestry Center); *Dr. Cielito F. Habito* (former Director-General of the Philippines’ National Economic and Development Authority [NEDA], Professor of Economics in the Ateneo de Manila University, and Director of the Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development [ACERD]); *Dr. Prahbu Pingali* (UN FAO); *Dr. Mahar Mangahas* (Social Weather Stations); *Dr. Rafaello Tarroni *(Representative, United Nations Industrial Development Organization); *Prof. Randolf David* (UP Diliman); *Dr. George Norton* (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University); *Dr. Donato Antiporta* (UN FAO-Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific); *Dr. Steven Rood* (Asia Foundation); *Dr. Stephan Haggard* (University of California San Diego); *Dr. Olivia Castillo* (Asia Pacific Roundtable for Cleaner Production); *Mr. Daan Boom* (Asian Development Bank); *Ms. Lisa Antonio* (Philippine Business for the Environment), *Mr. Florencio Abad* (Former Secretary, Department of Education); *Secretary Romulo Neri *(Secretary, Department of Budget and Management and Former NEDA Director General); *Mr.Cesar E.A. Virata *(Former Philippine Prime Minister); *Dr. Gerardo Sicat* (Former NEDA Director-General and Professor Emeritus, UP Diliman), *Mr. Senen Bacani *(Former Secretary, Philippine Department of Agriculture), *Dr. Benjamin Diokno *(Former Secretary, Philippine Department of Budget and Management and Professor, UP Diliman), *Dr. Amelia Ancog* (Former Undersecretary, Philippine Department of Science and Technology), *Dr. Ben S. Malayang III *(Former Undersecretary, Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources), and *Ms. Deborah Landey* (Former Representative, United Nations Development Programme).
For further inquiries, please contact Ms. Rosario B. Bantayan, Program Specialist, Knowledge Management Department through email (email@example.com) or telephone (049 554 9330 to 36, local 3502).
ICFAB 2018 : 20th International Conference on Food and Agricultural Biotechnology
New York, USA
June 3 – 4, 2018
International Research Conference Aims and Objectives
The ICFAB 2018: 20th International Conference on Food and Agricultural Biotechnology aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Food and Agricultural Biotechnology. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Food and Agricultural Biotechnology.
Call for Contributions
All honorable authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Food and Agricultural Biotechnology are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.WASET
All submitted conference papers will be blind peer reviewed by three competent reviewers. The peer-reviewed conference proceedings are indexed in the International Science Index (ISI), Google Scholar, Semantic Scholar, Zenedo, OpenAIRE, BASE, WorldCAT, Sherpa/RoMEO, and other index databases. Impact Factor Indicators.
Special Journal Issues
ICFAB 2018 has teamed up with the Special Journal Issue on Food and Agricultural Biotechnology. A number of selected high-impact full text papers will also be considered for the special journal issues. All submitted papers will have the opportunity to be considered for this Special Journal Issue. The paper selection will be carried out during the peer review process as well as at the conference presentation stage. Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication. The final decision for paper selection will be made based on peer review reports by the Guest Editors and the Editor-in-Chief jointly. Selected full-text papers will be published online free of charge.
Conference Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities
The Conference offers the opportunity to become a conference sponsor or exhibitor. To participate as a sponsor or exhibitor, please download and complete the Conference Sponsorship Request Form.
|Abstracts/Full-Text Paper Submission Deadline||April 16, 2018|
|Notification of Acceptance/Rejection||April 25, 2018|
|Final Paper (Camera Ready) Submission & Early Bird Registration Deadline||May 3, 2018|
|Conference Dates||June 3 – 4, 2018|
Please refer to the Paper Submission GUIDE before submitting your paper.
Selected Conference Papers
1) Use of Indian Food Mascot Design as an Advertising Tool in Maintaining and Growing the Brand Name
Preeti Yadav, Dandeswar Bisoyi, Debkumar Chakrabarti
2) Soil Moisture Control System: A Product Development Approach
Swapneel U. Naphade, Dushyant A. Patil, Satyabodh M. Kulkarni
3) Household Food Insecurity and Associated Coping Strategies in Urban, Peri-Urban and Rural Settings: A Case of Morogoro and Iringa Towns, Tanzania
U. Tumaini, J. Msuya
4) Vulnerability of Indian Agriculture to Climate Change: A Study of the Himalayan Region State
Rajendra Kumar Isaac, Monisha Isaac
5) Web-Based Tools to Increase Public Understanding of Nuclear Technology and Food Irradiation
Denise Levy, Anna Lucia C. H. Villavicencio
6) Nutritional Value Determination of Different Varieties of Oats and Barley Using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Method for the Horses Nutrition
V. Viliene, V. Sasyte, A. Raceviciute-Stupeliene, R. Gruzauskas
7) Nutrition and Food Safety as Strategic Assets
Daniel C. S. Lim, W. Y. Tan
8) 21st Century Biotechnological Research and Development Advancements for Industrial Development in India
9) A Review on Climate Change and Sustainable Agriculture in Southeast Nigeria
Jane O. Munonye
10) Radiation Usage Impact of on Anti-Nutritional Compounds (Antitrypsin and Phytic Acid) of Livestock and Poultry Foods
Mohammad Khosravi, Ali Kiani, Behroz Dastar, Parvin Showrang
11) Factors Determining Selection of Essential Nutrition Supplements
Daniel C. S. Lim
12) Intellectual Property Protection of CRISPR Related Technologies
Zheng Miao, Dennis Fernandez
13) Food Security Model and the Role of Community Empowerment: The Case of a Marginalized Village in Mexico, Tatoxcac, Puebla
Marco Antonio Lara De la Calleja, María Catalina Ovando Chico, Eduardo Lopez Ruiz
14) Combinatory Nutrition Supplementation: A Case of Synergy for Increasing Calcium Bioavailability
Daniel C. S. Lim, Eric Y. M. Yeo, W. Y. Tan
15) Impact of Long Term Application of Municipal Solid Waste on Physicochemical and Microbial Parameters and Heavy Metal Distribution in Soils in Accordance to Its Agricultural Uses
Rinku Dhanker, Suman Chaudhary, Tanvi Bhatia, Sneh Goyal
About the International Rice Congress
The International Rice Congress is the biggest gathering of thought leaders, scientists, policymakers, agriculture experts, and technology providers from the world of rice research.
It provides a venue for all players in the rice industry to meet, share, and learn about the latest game-changing innovations, cutting-edge technologies, and crucial policies shaping the future of the globe’s most important staple crop.
The world’s biggest rice research conference
Exhibit your products
Stimulate interest around your organization and expertise. Share your technologies and research success at the IRC.
Present your research
Help shape the global rice research agenda. Share your scientific discoveries with fellow rice scientists and industry experts.
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Learn about the latest updates in the rice industry and build your network across multiple sectors.
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The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization focused on solving complex global problems through vibrant, rice-based agri-food systems. IRRI’s mission and purpose remain clear: to improve the quality of life of those who depend on the rice sector—from the ultra-poor to those moving up the development ladder—and the environmental sustainability of rice production systems.
As a founding member of CGIAR, IRRI contributes to the collective goals of CGIAR as articulated through its strategy and results framework and is the lead center of the CGIAR Research Program on Rice.
The world faces multiple complex challenges: continued population growth; scarcity of land, water, and labor; rapid urbanization; and climate change. Despite exponential technology advances and the continued evolution of the roles of the public and private sectors, it is clear that such complex challenges will rarely be solved by simple solutions.
IRRI has an opportunity to make a profound difference over the next few critical decades based on our differentiating capacities at the intersection of research and development.
IRRI aims to improve livelihoods and nutrition, abolishing poverty, hunger, and malnutrition among those who depend on rice-based agri-food systems. In doing so, IRRI’s work protects the health of rice farmers and consumers, and the environmental sustainability of rice farming in a world challenged by climate change. IRRI’s work promotes the empowerment of women and supports opportunities for youth in an equitable agri-food system.
Our research for development is characterized by its collaborative nature: from alliances with advanced research institutes; through strong collaborations and capacity development with governments and national agricultural research and extension systems; to partnerships with the development sector and our ability to broker novel delivery channels through the private sector. IRRI’s work is supported by a diverse network of investors aligned to common goals.
For more information about IRRI visit http://irri.org
About the Symposium
The Plant Sciences Symposium is primarily a student organized symposia series sponsored by Corteva Agriscience™, an agriculture division of DowDupont™, that is held at universities and research institutes worldwide. The objective of the Symposium is to promote the interaction between scientists and experts of both public and private sectors. In October 2019, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) will host the Plant Science Symposium in Los Baños, Philippines.
The theme of the symposium is “Agri-food value chain: Challenges and Opportunities“.
Focusing on five levels of the value chain: 1) Agri-input manufacturer, 2) Farmers, 3) Food manufacturer and traders, 4) Food retailers, and 5) Consumers.
About the Host
IRRI is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science, improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers, and protecting rice-growing environments for future generations. It is an independent, nonprofit, research and educational institute, founded in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations with support from the Philippine government. The Institute is also a part of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), a global partnership that unites organizations engaged in research for a food-secured future.
The Symposium is organized by the Association of Fellows, Scholars, Trainees, and Residents of IRRI (AFSTRI) which is a scholar-based community responsible for trainings, sports, and cultural activities for all students, research scholars, postdoctoral fellows, and trainees at IRRI.
About the Co-host
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is one of the 26 specialist institutions of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO). Established in 1966 and hosted by the Philippine government, SEARCA is mandated to strengthen institutional capacities in agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia through graduate education and institutional development, research and development, and knowledge management. It serves the 11 SEAMEO member countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.