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. A. Sivapragasam

sivapragasamDeputy Regional Director, SE Asia Regional Centre - Malaysia
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI)


A. Sivapragasam is currently the Deputy Regional Director/Senior Scientist at the CABI Southeast Asia Regional Center. He has a PhD in Entomology and has worked at the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) for more than 30 years before joining CABI in October 2010. Siva has undertaken projects with international organizations such as FAO, IFAD, APCC, CSIRO, AVRDC, ADB, and IAEA. His current projects include the UNEP/GEF funded project “Removing Barriers to Invasive Species Management in Production and Protection Forests in Southeast Asia (International Project Coordinator); Plantwise Program for Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar (CABI Country Coordinator); EuropeAid-funded project on agricultural innovation for smallholder farmers in the Greater Mekong Sub-region to improve food security in the context of impact and adaptation to climate change and in favor of economic development (Technical collaborator); and  STDF funded project “Beyond Compliance: Integrated Systems Approach for Pest Risk Management in Southeast Asia” (Project Manager).


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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