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. Fatimah Mohamed Arshad

arshadDirector, Institute of Agricultural and Food Policy Analysis
Universiti Putra Malaysia


Fatimah Mohamed Arshad is professor of agricultural marketing at the Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. Currently she is the Director of the Institut Kajian Dasar Pertanian dan Makanan or Institute of Agricultural and Food Policy Studies, UPM. She has carried out research that focuses on issues on structural problems of the agricultural sector, food security, pricing issues, cooperatives, and evaluation of selected policies and strategies. She has received research grants from various sources, which include FAO, ICLARM, and ACIAR, as well as numerous grants from local public agencies. She believes that the future of agriculture lies in the smallholders as they contribute to the conservation of  biodiversity and environment, diversification of output, preservation of family farms and the rural landscape, and creation of a large enterprising farming community that is dynamic and equitable.


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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