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