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. K.L. Heong

heongSenior Advisor
SE Asia Regional Centre - Malaysia
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International


Kong Luen “K.L.” Heong is a fellow of The World Academy of Science (TWAS) and the Malaysian Academy of Science and holds a MSc from Imperial College, a PhD, and a DSc from University of London. Formerly a Principal Scientist in the International Rice Research Institute he is now the Senior Advisor to CABI South East Asia. His work to research, develop, and use innovative communication methods to reach and motivate farmers to change attitudes, restore biodiversity, improve pest management practices, and reduce fertilizer and pesticide use in rice has been recognized by US Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (Charles Black Award), TWAS Agriculture Prize, the Malaysian Plant Protection Society (Excellence Prize) and the Government of Vietnam (2 gold medals). He has won the St. Andrews Prize, the World Bank Development Marketplace Award, the COM+ Award, and the Golden Rice Award. Recently he has also developed ecological engineering approaches for sustainable pest management.


Session 6D: Enhancing Sustainable Pest Management through Ecological Engineering Approaches


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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