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. David I. Gustafson

ILSI Research Foundation
Center for Integrated Modeling of Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Security (CIMSANS)
Washington D.C., USA


Dave Gustafson serves as Director for ILSI Research Foundation’s Center for Integrated Modeling of Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Security (CIMSANS), the purpose of which is to foster new public-private partnerships on improving scientific understanding of how climate change and resource scarcity impact sustainable nutrition security. Dave’s academic training was in chemical engineering (Stanford, BS, 1980; University of Washington, PhD, 1983). He spent 30 years in private industry (Shell, Rhône-Poulenc, and Monsanto) before becoming Director of CIMSANS. His initial focus was predicting agricultural impacts on water quality. In subsequent years, Dave developed new modeling approaches to pollen-mediated gene flow, population genetics of insects, and weed resistance. Beginning in 2007, Dave began to focus on how climate change impacts agriculture. He has served on various national and international teams looking at this issue, including the Executive Secretariat of the US Government’s National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee.


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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