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

Dr. Ramon C. Barba

barbaThe ability to perceive practical solutions to bear on complex problems, his innovativeness, diligence and persistence have helped Dr. Ramon C. Barba bring world-class modern science to empower small farmers in the Philippines and other parts of the world.

His inexpensive and easy-to-use mango flower induction technology overcame the biennial and erratic fruit-bearing characteristics of mango, thus making the mango fruit available all year round. Dr. Barba’s prolific scientific work extended to banana as well, for which his team developed the technique of micro-propagation to provide the sector with disease-free planting materials.

His technologies have had unprecedented impact on both the small farmers and the agro-processing sector, not only in the Philippines, but in other countries beyond Asia.

Dr. Barba has been conferred the Order of National Scientist by President Benigno S. Aquino III in 2014 for his significant contributions to the field of science and technology.


Plenary 2: In Quest of a Food Secure ASEAN Panel Discussion

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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