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

Mr. Aristeo A. Portugal

Assistant FAO Representative (Programme)
Food and Agriculture Organization Philippines

Aristeo A. Portugal is presently the Assistant FAO Philippines Representative (Programme) since February 2009. Prior to this, Mr. Portugal was Agribusiness/Marketing Specialist in FAO’s projects on technical support to agrarian reform and rural development in the Philippines for almost 15 years. He also served as consultant in various agriculture related projects funded by the Asian Development Bank, USAID, and JICA. His work experience also includes 10 years with the agriculture staff of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) where he was actively involved in project development, monitoring and evaluation, and policy review and analysis, among others. Mr. Portugal is a BS Fisheries graduate of the University of the Philippines where he also obtained his masters degree in industrial relations (MIR) and business administration (MBA). 



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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