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. Jose F. Reano

reanoManager/Senior Agronomist
Agri-Business Development Department
Nestlé Philippines Inc.


Jose F. Reano started his career in Nestle in 1990 as Research and Development Coordinator on varietal improvement ,nutrition ,propagation and integrated pest management studies on coffee, ,cacao and soybeans. He is one of the research scientists responsible for accelerated propagation of desirable Robusta coffee selections through somatic embryogenesis in  collaboration with Nestle R & D Center Tours, France.. For almost a decade, he spearheaded local evaluation, development, registration of high-yielding Robusta coffee selections  currently accredited, labeled and certified by the National Seed Industry Council(NSIC) for commercial planting in the Philippines. Simultaneously, he has been involved in grass-roots technology transfer and extension activities advocating and promoting sustainable farming systems. He is a recipient of various awards in recognition for his invaluable service as researcher and extension worker.

Jose F. Reano finished his BS Agriculture (1978), Master in Agriculture(1981) Ph. D in Botany-Plant Physiology (1989) in UP Los Banos. He conducted his dissertation works and post-doctoral fellowship in Ben-Gurion University in Israel .Before joining Nestle, he served Philippine government for 13 years as Research Specialist on stress physiology and sustainable farming systems of various plants.


Session 2B: Winning with a Value Chain Approach in Coffee


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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