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

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Conference Presentations:

  • Welcome Remarks
    Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr.
    Director, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)

  • Keynote Address
    His Excellency Benigno Simeon Aquino III
    President of the Republic of the Philippines
    Represented by Hon. Virgilio R. De Los Reyes
    Secretary, Department of Agrarian Reform, Philippines

  • Closing Message
    Mr. Vili A. FuavaoFAO Deputy Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific
    FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

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Resilience, Equity and Regional Integration in Southeast Asian Agriculture
Conference Overview and Background Paper:
Strengthening Resilience, Equity, and Integration in ASEAN Food and Agriculture Systems

Dr. Cielito F. Habito
Professor of Economics,
Ateneo de Manila University;
Former Secretary of Socio-economic Planning of the Philippines and
Director-General of the Philippine National Economic and Development Authority;
SEARCA Senior Fellow, and
Conference Technical Adviser and Coordinator

Toward Sustainability and Resilience in ASEAN Agriculture Mr. Tin Htut Oo
National Economic and Social Advisory Council (NESAC), Myanmar
Achieving Inclusiveness and Equity in the Farm Economy

Dr. Hermanto Siregar
Vice Rector,
Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) and
Executive Council of the Indonesian Association of Agricultural Economics

Integration of ASEAN Food and Agricultural System

Dr. Suthad Setboonsarng
Board of Directors of the Cambodia Development Research Institute, and
Board of Trustees of the International Rice Research Institute

In Quest of a Food Secure ASEAN Panel Discussion
In Quest of a Food Secure ASEAN
Panel Discussion with the Umali Awardees
Dr. Paul S. Teng
Principal Officer, National Institute of Education,
and Adjunct Senior Fellow (Food Security), Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
SEARCA Senior Fellow
Session 1A
Plant Breeding for a Productive, Sustainable, and Resilient Agri-Biosystem
Dr. Eufemio T. Rasco, Jr.
Philippine Rice Research Institute
Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Session 1A
Improvement of Local Breeds of Smallholder Livestock Farmers in Southeast Asia
Dr. Orville L. Bondoc
Professor, Animal Breeding and Physiology Division
Animal and Dairy Sciences Cluster
College of Agriculture
University of the Philippines Los Baños
Session 1A
Sustainable Use of Animal Genetic Resources in Developing Countries
Dr. Steve J. Staal
Regional Representative for East and Southeast Asia
International Livestock Research Institute
Session 2A
Role of MFIs in Strengthening the Agricultural Sector in Preparation for the 2015 ASEAN Integration
Dr. Jaime Aristotle B. Alip
Founder and Managing Director
Center for Agriculture and Rural Development Mutually Reinforcing Institutions
Session 2A
Lao PDR’s Agriculture and Microfinance Sectors:
Mr. Somphone Sisenglath
Managing Director
Ekphatthana Microfinance Institution
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Session 2A
Cambodia’s Agricultural Sector and Its Readiness for ASEAN Integration through the Microfinance Sector
Mr. King Kap Kalyan
Chief Executive Officer
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Session 3A
Farmer-led Agricultural Innovation for Resilience:
Ms. Le Nguyet Minh
Global Agriculture Advisor
Oxfam America
Session 3A
The Multiple Goods and Services of Asian Rice Production Systems
Mr. Roel R. Ravanera
Executive Director,
Xavier Science Foundation
Session 3A
Policies to Attract the Youth to Agriculture
Ms. Ana P. Sibayan
Young Farmer Leader
Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka (PAKISAMA)
Session 4A
Assessing Sustainable Nutrition Security: The Role of Food Systems
Dr. David I. Gustafson
ILSI Research Foundation
Center for Integrated Modeling of Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Security (CIMSANS)
Washington D.C., USA
Session 4A
Harmonization of Standards for Food and Agriculture under ASEAN
Ms. Lara Vivas-Navarro
OIC-Chief Science Research Specialist
Standards Development Division
Philippine Bureau of Agriculture and Fishery Standards
Session 5A
How Ready are the Philippine Agricultural Cooperatives for the ASEAN Economic Community?
Cong. Rico B. Geron
Agricultural Sector Alliance of the Philippines, Inc. (AGAP) Party List
Session 5A
Clustering Approach to Agroenterprise Development: The Coop Experience
Ms. Joan Cua Uy
Session 6A
ASEAN-level Initiatives on Food Security: Integrated Food Security Framework and Strategic Plan of Action on Food Security (2015 – 2020)
Mr. Khamtanh Thadavong
Deputy Director
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR
Session 6A
Agri-food Industry Investments to Promote Food Security
Dr. Siang Hee Tan
Executive Director
CropLife Asia
Session 6A
Toward Food Security in ASEAN through Sustainable Agri-food Systems
Ms. Pouchamarn Wongsanga
Senior Regional Coordinator
ASEAN Sustainable Agrifood Systems Project
Session 1B
The Strategic Framework for AAS in the Philippines
Dr. Maripaz L. Perez
Regional Director for Asia and Country Manager for the Philippines
Session 1B
A Rising Tide Does Not Lift All Boats:
Transformative Approaches for Strengthening Resilience and Equity in Aquatic Agri-food Systems
Dr. Ranjitha Puskur
Senior Policy Advisor
CGIAR Research Program on Aquatic Agriculture Systems
Session 1B
Fish and Food Security: Securing Blue Growth of Aquaculture
Dr. Michael J. Phillips
Penang, Malaysia
Session 2B
Winning with A Value Chain Approach in Coffee  

Ms. Ruth P. Novales
Vice President and Corporate Affairs Executive of Nestlé Philippines


Ms. Maria Odessa Lañas-Eustaquio
Assistant Vice President and Consumer Marketing Manager of Nescafe Plan, Nestlé Philippines Inc


Dr. Jose F. Reano
Manager/Senior Agronomist
Agri-Business Development Department
Nestlé Philippines Inc.
Session 3B
‘Perennialisation’ of Upland Agriculture

Mr. Craig B. Jamieson
Biomass Consultant
World Agroforestry Centre
Los Baños, Philippines

Session 3B
Conservation Agriculture with Trees for Sustainable Crop Production Intensification in the Philippine Uplands

Dr. Agustin R. Mercado, Jr.
World Agroforestry Centre
Claveria, Misamis Oriental,Philippines

Session 3B
Strengthening Climate Change Resilience of Upland Agriculture: The Contribution of GIZ in the Philippines

Dr. Juergen Schade
GIZ Consultant for Forest and Climate Protection Project Panay II

Session 4B
An Evolving U.S. Government Approach to Food Security in the Wake of the 2007–2008 Food Price Spikes

Mr. Jack A. Bobo
Senior Advisor for Biotechnology
United States Department of State

Session 4B
Rice Bowl Index in Support of Food Security Governance

Mr. Andrew McConville
Head of Corporate Affairs, Asia Pacific

Session 4B
An Analysis of Food Security Policy and Governance in APEC Economies

Dr. Andrew D. Powell
Chief Executive Officer
Asia BioBusiness Pte. Ltd

Session 5B
Agricultural Policy and Institutional Reforms in Malaysia: Implications and Lessons

Dr. Fatimah Mohamed Arshad
Institute of Agricultural and Food Policy Analysis

Universiti Putra Malaysia

Session 5B
Agricultural Policy and Institutional Reforms in Thailand: Experiences, Impacts, and Lessons

Dr. Nipon Poapongsakorn
Thailand Development Research Institute Foundation

Session 5B
Agricultural Policy and Institutional Reforms in Vietnam: Experiences, Impacts, and Lessons

Ms. Do Lien Huong
Strategy and Policy Research Division

Session 6B
Enhancing Intra-ASEAN Agricultural Trade: Identifying Choke Points to Supply Chain Connectivity and Opportunities for Improvement

Dr. Ponciano S. Intal, Jr.
Senior Economist
Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)

Session 6B
Enhancing Supply Chain Connectivity and Competitiveness of Agriculture Products: Identifying Choke Points and Opportunities for Improvement in Vietnam

Dr. Vo Tri Thanh
Central Institute for Economic
Management (CIEM)

Session 1C
Mechanization in Rice Farming: Lessons Learned from Selected Countries and IRRI  Case Studies
Engr. Martin Gummert
Senior Scientist, Postharvest Development
International Rice Research Institute
Session 1C
The Never-ending Challenge of Managing Water Resources: Focus on a Half Century of Experience in Asia
Dr. Randolph T. Barker
Professor Emeritus
Cornell University
Session 2C
The Indonesian Experience on Logistics Systems in the Supply Chain of Agricultural Products: Opportunities and Challenges
Dr. Arief Daryanto
Graduate Program of Management and Business
and Department of Economic Studies
Faculty of Economics and Management
Bogor Agricultural University (IPB)
Session 2C
Strengthening Markets of High Value Fruits and Vegetables in Mindanao: The Case of Transport and Shipping Service Improvement
Dr. Gilberto M. Llanto
Philippine Institute for Development Studies
Session 2C
Enhancing ASEAN Connectivity: The ASEAN RO-RO Initiative
Dr. Enrico L. Basilio
Chief of Party
USAID Advancing Philippine Competitiveness (COMPETE) Project
Session 3C
Determinants of Household Decisions on Adaptation to Extreme Climate Events in Southeast Asia
Dr. Canesio D. Predo
Associate Professor
Institute of Renewable Natural Resources
University of the Philippines Los Baños
Session 3C
Economic Analysis of Public and Autonomous Adaptation against Climate Hazards in Coastal Areas: Lessons from a Cross-Country Study
Dr. Asa Jose U. Sajise
Department of Economics
College of Economics and Management
University of the Philippines Los Baños
Session 3C
Mediation Analysis of Factors that Influence Private Flood Mitigation Behavior in Developing Countries: Evidence from the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Mr. Phung Thanh Binh
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Unit
Faculty of Development Economics
University of Economics, Vietnam
Session 3C
The Role of the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network in Climate Change Adaptation
Dr. Puja Sawhney
Asia Pacific Adaptation Network
Session 4C
Helping Farm Households Cope with Climate Change and Adverse Events

Dr. Majah Leah V. Ravago
Assistant Professor and Director for Research
UP School of Economics

Session 4C
Mainstreaming Climate Risk Management and Disaster Preparedness in Local Governance for Food Security

Dr. Cely S. Binoya
Professor and Dean
Graduate School
Central Bicol State University of Agriculture

Prof. Vladimir R. Foronda
Associate Professor and Director,
Information and Communications Technology
Central Bicol State University of Agriculture
Session 4C
FAO Response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines:

Mr. Aristeo A. Portugal
Assistant FAO Representative (Programme)
Food and Agriculture Organization Philippines

Session 5C
Innovation Systems for Eco-efficient Future of Asian Agriculture

Dr. Dindo M. Campilan
Regional Director for Asia
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Hanoi, Vietnam

Session 5C
Decision and Policy Analysis for Eco-efficient Agriculture in a Changing Climate

Dr. Peter Läderach
International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)
Hanoi, Vietnam

Session 5C
Capacity Development and Institution Building for National Agricultural Innovation Systems

Dr. Frédéric Lapeyrie
French Consortium for Research and Education in Agriculture, Food, Animal Health, and the Environment (AGREENIUM)
Paris, France

Session 6C
The Role of Universities in Agriculture and Rural Development: The Case of Thailand

Dr. Poonpipope Kasemsap

Session 6C
High Education for Sustainable Development - The Role of DAAD in the Region

Ms. Janina Brill

Session 1D
2015 and Beyond: Helping Farmers Grow Plant Biotech Industry Products in the Pipeline
Dr. Siang Hee Tan
Executive Director
CropLife Asia
Session 1D
Socioeconomic Impact of Biotech Corn in the Philippines: Implications on ASEAN Economic Integration
Dr. Leonardo A. Gonzales
Founding President and Chairman
STRIVE/SIKAP Foundation Inc.
Session 1D
Delivering Biotech Seeds to Farmers Requires a Functional Regulatory System
Dr. Saturnina C. Halos
Chair, Biotechnology Advisory Team,
Department of Agriculture, Philippines
Session 2D
Marketing of Fruits and Vegetables in Sri Lanka through Competitive Supply Chain Management
Dr. K.H. Sarananda
Food Research Unit
Department of Agriculture
Sri Lanka
Session 2D
Supply Chain and Value Chain Development of Shallot in Indonesia
Dr. Y. Aris Purwanto
Department of Mechanical and Biosystem Engineering
and Center for Tropical Horticulture Studies
Bogor Agricultural University
Session 3D
Integrated Ecosystem Management from ridge to reef
GIZ and Partners
Session 3D
Identifying Agricultural Safeguard Areas—A Practical Example of a Climate Change Adaption Measure
Mr. Matthias Niggel
Chief Advisor
Environment and Rural Development (EnRD) Program
Session 3D
Opportunities for Up-scaling Ecosystem-based Climate Change Adaptation Measures as Risk Management Strategy in Crop Production in Southeast Asia
Dr. Felino P. Lansigan
Professor of Statistics and Dean
College of Arts and Sciences
University of the Philippines Los Banos
Session 4D
EU-Southeast Asia S&T Collaboration for Food Security: The CIRAD Experience
Dr. Alain Rival
Resident Regional Director for Southeast Asia
French Agricultural Research Centre for International
Development (CIRAD)
Jakarta, Indonesia
Session 4D
Collaboration in Science and Technology with ASEAN Countries toward Food Security: The Syngenta Experience
Mr. Andrew McConville
Head of Corporate Affairs, Asia Pacific
Session 4D
Promoting Food, Agriculture, and Environment Education in S&T Collaboration for Food Security and Food Safety in Cambodia
Dr. Machito Mihara
Professor, Faculty of Regional Environment Science, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan
President, Institute of Environment Rehabilitation and Conservation, Japan
Session 5D
Land Reform with Asian Characteristics: Pros and Cons
Dr. James A. Roumasset
Professor, University of Hawaii
and Visiting Professor, UP School of Economics
Session 5D
Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP): Time to Let Go
Dr. Raul V. Fabella
UP School of Economics
Session 6D
Enhancing Sustainable Pest Management through Ecological Engineering Approaches
Dr. K.L. Heong
Senior Advisor
SE Asia Regional Centre - Malaysia
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International
Session 6D
Plantwise: A Global Program to Support Sustainable and Functional Plant Health Systems for Improved Food Security and Livelihoods
Dr. A. Sivapragasam
Deputy Regional Director, SE Asia Regional Centre - Malaysia
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI)
Session 6D
Tools and Ways for Effective Communication of Plant Health Research Findings
Dr. Qiaoqiao Zhang
Director of Memberships
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International
Theme 1: Productivity Improvement Dr. Glenn Gregorio, IRRI
Theme 2: Inclusive Value Chains Dr. Rolando T. Dy, UA&P
Theme 3: Sustainability and Poverty Reduction
(Session A & B)
(Session C & D)

Dr. Doris Capistrano, ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC)
Dr. Percy Sajise, Bioversity International
Theme 4: Food Security and Food Safety Dr. Paul S. Teng, NIE
Theme 5: Institutions and Governance Dr. Francisco P. Fellizar, Jr., Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Theme 6: Regional Cooperation and Integration Dr. Nipon Poapongsakorn, Thailand Development Research Institute Foundation
Overvall Synthesis and Way Forward Dr. Cielito F. Habito, Conference Technical Adviser and Coordinator

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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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