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

Ms. Lara Vivas-Navarro

vivas-navarroOIC-Chief Science Research Specialist
Standards Development Division
Philippine Bureau of Agriculture and Fishery Standards

Ms. Lara Vivas-Navarro is a graduate of BS Food Technology from the University of the Philippines in Diliman and holds a Diploma on Supply Chain Management from the Supply Management Institute of the Philippines. She currently serves as the OIC-Chief Science Research Specialist (SRS) of the Standards Development Division of the Philippine Bureau of Agriculture and Fishery Standards (BAFS). Among her tasks include the supervision of the development of various Philippine National Standards for agriculture, fishery, and mechanization. Likewise, she serves as the technical secretariat for the Special Task Force on ASEAN Standards for Organic Agriculture (TF-ASOA) and assists in the work of the Task Force on ASEAN Standards for Horticulture Produce and Other Food Crops (TF-MASHP). Ms. Navarro also serves as the focal person on Good Agriculture Practice for Rice (GAP Rice) and Code of Hygienic Practice for Natural Ingredients.


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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