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

Mr. Roel Ravanera

ravaneraExecutive Director,
Xavier Science Foundation


Roel Ravanera is currently the Executive Director of the Xavier Science Foundation, a foundation that closely works with Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan) and other development partners in northern Mindanao. It supports outreach programs and researches in the fields of sustainable agriculture, asset reform and natural resource governance, food processing, renewable energy, and environmental conservation. He was former Dean of the College of Agriculture of Xavier University. Mr. Ravanera holds an MSC in Agriculture major in Environmental Resource Management from the University College Dublin, Ireland. Mr. Ravanera has written a number of papers and articles. Examples of his recent work include Commercial Pressures on Land in Asia: An Overview (with Vanessa Gorra) published by the International Land Coalition, IFAD, and CIRAD; Sustainable Agriculture as Potential Tool for Poverty Reduction in Asia (with Aquilina Galang and Grace Santos); and “Impending Tarrification of Rice,” an article in the book Trade Liberalization, Agriculture and Small Farm Households in the Philippines.


Session 3A:The Multiple Goods and Services of Asian Rice Production Systems


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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.

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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