March for Science started in the United States of America as a response to the moves of the newly elected Trump administration aimed to restrict scientific knowledge especially regarding climate change for the benefit of corporations which will be the most affected by the cuts to greenhouse gas emissions. At its beginnings, it was a broad call for the people to stand for science against Trump’s repression of scientific knowledge and information blackout on climate change.
As the impacts of Trump’s policies which blatantly deny climate change will directly affect not only the United States, the biggest historical carbon emitter, but the entire world as well, March for Science soon grew into a global movement of people to defend science as an indispensable tool for society building and policy making.
In the Philippines, scientists, environmentalists, and grassroots organizations from various sectors will march on Earth Day 2017 to express solidarity for the global movement as well as advocate for local issues and call for a science and technology sector that will genuinely serve the interests of the majority.
The March for Science, Environment, and the People is a nationwide campaign that seeks to showcase how the struggle for the development of science and technology is intertwined with that of the environment and of the people: how science and technology can provide concrete solutions for the real issues faced by the Filipino people.
March for Science!
Science and technology (S&T) has a vital role as a catalyst for national progress and development especially in a developing country where innovations in S&T can both provide immediate relief to the people as well as create long term solutions that address their issues at its roots. To enable S&T to contribute to genuine national progress, it needs to be developed under a comprehensive plan that is geared towards addressing domestic needs.
In the Philippines, science and technology was historically undertaken not as an instrument for national development but as a means to answer foreign demands. Content with basic science that is able to follow instructions to use technology developed by other countries, Philippine S&T has been stunted by neglect and non-prioritization as reflected in many programs and policies that restrict and actively obstruct its development. This lead our local S&T to be underdeveloped and backward in the face of global scientific advancement.
The backward and stunted state of S&T in the Philippines is a manifestation of the lack of industries in the country, a situation which does not encourage the development of S&T. Unable to process our own products for domestic use, we are bound to the export of raw materials and import of finished products to meet our demands.
The little technology and modernization we do have is confined to city centers, leaving it unavailable to a large number of people especially farmers in the rural areas who can use technology for agricultural modernization.
Our country lacks a comprehensive plan for the science and technology sector that includes research and development (R&D) as one of its primary thrusts. Without R&D, we are incapable of developing new technologies or improving on existing ones, and we are limited to our ability to imitate emerging technology from other countries.
This lack of support for S&T is one of the reasons why more and more scientists choose to work abroad where they are secured of their jobs and welfare. The few who stay are riddled with problems such as contractualization, no tenurial security, absence of welfare and benefits, and others.
Science is a powerful tool that can cut both ways; while scientific and technological advance can be used for national development, it can also be used to repress it. There is need to identify who stands to benefit from the science we are marching for.
We are marching for the development of a science and technology sector geared towards national industrialization that will address domestic needs and will benefit the majority of the Filipino people. Contrary to serving merely as a ‘technological fix’, the development of this type of S&T will aid in finding solutions to issues of the environment and of the people.
March for the Environment!
The issue of the environment is an issue of science and technology. We fail to maximize our country’s vast natural resources such as water, minerals and ores, varied energy sources, and others, because we do not have the means to utilize them. For example, mineral production in the Philippines remains bound to the extraction phase as we lack industries to process minerals to end products.
The plunder of the biggest corporations and countries on global natural resources and the environment adds to the vulnerability we already face as a small developing country. Despite the presence of international agreements that seek to minimize the effects of climate change, we are witness to business as usual levels of fossil fuel consumption. In the Philippines, the increased use of pollutive energy sources such as coal and the proposed use of the unstable and potentially harmful Bataan Nuclear Power Plant are examples of the biggest environmental issues we face.
Our primitive science and technology also aggravates our inability to adapt to climate change. With the continuing plunder of natural resources and without the capacity to create or use technologies that increase our adaptability and resiliency in the face of major disasters, we are held even more vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change.
March for the People!
The Filipino people are burdened by many issues that are manifestations of the lack of industries coupled with the backward and stunted state of S&T. A developed S&T can serve as a backbone towards the solution of the people’s issues. National industrialization will create industries for domestic needs, in turn producing jobs and products which the people need.
A science and technology sector that is developed under a comprehensive plan geared towards national industrialization will help address the long standing issues faced by the people. More than developing on S&T for its own sake, this type of science and technology can genuinely serve in the interests of the people.
Unite the broadest range of scientists, environmentalists, workers, farmers, students, and other sectors, to call for environmental justice and greater support to a science and technology that will genuinely serve the interests of the people!
March with us!
This event is part of the March for Science international movement.
Conference Series LLC Ltd feels proud and honored in inviting the contributors across the globe to its 13th International Conference on Agriculture and Plant Science (Agri Summit 2019) to be held during Jan 28-29, 2019 in Osaka, Japan. Agri Summit 2019 is the premier event that brings together a unique and International mix of experts, researchers and decision makers both from academia and industry across the globe to exchange their knowledge, experience and research innovations to build a world Food, Beverage scientists, industrialists, and entrepreneurs meet.
Conference Series LLC Ltd organizes 3000+ Global Events inclusive of 600+ Conferences, 1200+ Workshops and 1200+ Symposiums on various topics of Science & Technology across the globe with support from 1000 more scientific societies.
For decades, a growing body of evidence points to food as the key to improving the health of our bodies, as well as the health of our communities and our environment. Our food choices are informed consciously or not by policy, society, economics, and marketing and, of course, personal choice. Increasingly, food is being touted as a method of prevention, and a prescription for better health.
The annual Food & Beverage Conference continues to be the premier environmental event for the food industry, bringing together senior environmental managers from food and beverage companies to share their experiences with sustainable practices, environmental compliance and new technologies and approaches. This Food conference is open to those employed by a food or beverage processing company, food and beverage industry vendors, and consultant partners and supporting trade associations. This food event is organized to foster information exchange and networking.
The associated exhibition will run in parallel with the conference and definitely it will offer you the chance to get updated information from companies active in your area of interests.
This is an open event; we welcome and invite you to participate in this prestigious food conference to make an event as the best event in japan.
· Agriculture Science Faculty, Students, Scientists
· Food Science Technologists
· Food Science Students, Scientists & Researchers
· Food Science and Safety Department
· Food Science and Safety Associations and Societies
· Plant Science Faculty, Students, Scientists
· Animal Science Faculty, Students, Scientists
· Agricultural Universities
· Forestry and Landscaping Scientists
· Agriculture and Plant Associations and Societies
· Agriculture & Food Security
· R&D Laboratories
· Manufacturing Agricultural Devices Companies
· Food science Faculty
It brings together farmers and other stakeholders from Asia to learn about plant biotechnology through first-hand experience by visiting plant biotech commercial farms and R&D biotech facilities; and interacting with farmers, scientists, media and policymakers.
The FX Program has been held annually since 2007. The 9th FX Program was held Mar 2-7 in the Philippines. The CropLife Asia, CropLife Philippines and the Biotechnology Coalition of the Philippines have organized the nine editions of the FX program.
Outlook Conferences is pleased to welcome you all for International Biotechnology Conference, which will be held at Chicago, USA during September 23-24, 2019, aims to become the leading annual conference in the fields related to Biotechnology. This conference has an elemental feature to the world distinguished motive speakers, plenary speeches, young Investigators & Researchers Forum, Poster presentations, Oral presentations, technical workshop, and scientific sessions.
The goal of OLCBC-2019 is to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and scholar students to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of Biotechnology and discuss the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.
This time we adopted the theme of “Exploring Biotechnology to find more sustainable solutions to address global problems.”
This conference offers good opportunities for the researchers and delegates to exchange new ideas, and to establish research and/or business links, as well as to build a global partnership for potential collaboration. We sincerely hope that the conference will help advance knowledge in relevant scientific and academic fields.
We sincerely hope that this serves as an international platform for meeting researchers from around the world, widen professional contact and create new opportunities, including establishing new collaborations.
We are looking forward to seeing you at OLCBC-2019 in Chicago, USA.
Ph.D. Student Forum:
Ph.D. Student Forum is the Outlook Conference’s flagship program and is a premier international forum for biotechnologists and researches to present their work. The Ph.D. Forum will provide an opportunity for a group of Ph.D. students to discuss and explore their research interests and career objectives with a panel of established researchers in the field of biotechnology.
The consortium has the following objectives:
- To provide a setting for mutual feedback on participants’ current research and guidance on future research directions;
- To develop a supportive community of scholars and a spirit of collaborative research;
- To support a new generation of researchers by offering advice about academic, research, industrial, and non-traditional career paths; and
- To contribute to the overall conference goals through interaction with other researchers and participation in conference events.
The Ph.D. Forum will be held on the 2nd day of the conference, as a full afternoon session during the main Biotechnology conference. Students may apply to participate either as a workshop participant or as a speaker.
We hope you will make some time for this must-attend event in the entire biotechnology sector.
This conference will provide you an opportunity to accelerate your research in right direction.
Looking forward to seeing you at this esteemed conference.