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. Steve J. Staal

staalRegional Representative for East and Southeast Asia
International Livestock Research Institute


Steven Staal was appointed ILRI’s Regional Representative for East and Southeast Asia in February 2013. He has some 20 years of experience in agricultural research and extension in Africa and Asia. He was formerly director of ILRI’s livestock market opportunities research theme, based in Nairobi, and worked with partners to identify and advocate opportunities for the poor to exploit livestock markets in a number of countries in Africa and Asia. Since joining ILRI in 1996 as an agricultural economist, he has led research on smallholder competitiveness, transaction costs and policies in livestock markets, and the spatial evolution and intensification of smallholder crop-livestock production systems. He holds a PhD degree in agricultural economics from the University of Florida. He is currently based in Los Baños, Philippines.


Session 1A: Sustainable Use of Animal Genetic Resources in Developing Countries


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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