2nd International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia

Strengthening Resilience, Equity and Integration in ASEAN Food and Agriculture Systems
12-13 November 2014 • Makati Shangri-La, Manila, Philippines

Thank you for your participation in ARD2014!

We wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our partners, participants, speakers, moderators, and exhibitors for making the Second International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD2014) in Southeast Asia a success! Your invaluable inputs and active participation greatly enriched the two-day event. We hope that you have gained new knowledge, lessons  and insights as much as we did.

See you in the next ARD Conference!

Conference Downloads


*Paper presentations and photos are available for review and download on the Download and Photo Gallery pages.


Conference Themes and Topics


Productivity Improvement

Looks into issues and innovations in farm and fishery technologies and production systems. Read More

Inclusive Value Chains

Examines the range of processes and transactions in the continuum, with particular focus on greater participation of farmers in value adding to increase farm incomes. Read More

Sustainability and Poverty Reduction

Deals with sustainable development, addressing implications of agricultural technologies and practices on rural poverty and the environment. Read More

Food Security and Food Safety

Explores technological and public policy issues on food availability, food access, and food use. Read More

Institutions and Governance

Examines the issues standing in the way of sound institutions and good governance in the region. Read More

Regional Cooperation and Integration

Delves into the effects of wider trade in agricultural products in Southeast Asia. Read More
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Plenary Speakers

Resilience, Equity, and Regional Integration in Southeast Asian Agriculture
In Quest of a Food Secure ASEAN Panel Discussion –
Recipients of the DL Umali Achievement Award in Agricultural Development

About the Organizer


SEARCA is one of the 21 regional centers of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO). Founded on 27 November 1966, SEARCA is mandated to strengthen institutional capacities in agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia through graduate education, short-term training, research and development, and knowledge management.

Contact Us

For further information and inquiries, please contact:

Acting Program Head
Research and Development
Department, SEARCA
Los Baños, Laguna 4031 Philippines

Tel: +63 49 536-2287 loc 131