PCAARRD-funded projects featured at the 56th PES Annual Conference

Quezon City – Three projects funded by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) were recently featured in the 56th Annual Conference of the Philippine Economic Society (PES). 

Held on November 8, 2018 at the Novotel Hotel, the conference featured a session sponsored by PCAARRD titled, “Socio-Economic Researches in Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources (AANR) Sector.” The session was chaired by PCAARRD-Socio-Economic Research Division (SERD) Assistant Director Dr. Fezoil Luz C. Decena. 


The first project, “Assessing the Status and Forecasting Technical Human Resources Requirement for a Robust Fisheries and Aquaculture Development,” was presented by former WorldFish Officer-in-Charge-Country Leader and Country Communications Officer Dr. Lily Ann D. Lando. 

On the other hand, UP Los Baños (UPLB) College of Economics and Management Associate Professor Dr. Agham Cuevas presented the results of the project titled, “An Analysis of the Effects of Transaction Costs on Technology Adoption in the Mango Industry: The Case of PCAARRD’s Recommended Practices for Production and Post-Production.” 

Lastly, UP Visayas Economics Professor and UP Scientist 1 Dr. Alice Joan Ferrer presented the results of the project titled, “Impact Assessment of the Closed Fishing Season Policy for Sardines in the Visayan Sea.” 

The project on the assessment of the technical human resources in the fisheries and aquaculture sector and closed fishing season in the Visayan Sea were concluded in 2017, while the study on transaction cost of mango technology adoption was completed in 2016. 

This is the third time that PCAARRD sponsored a session on the annual PES conference. PES is a non-stock, non-profit organization founded in August 1962. The primary purpose of the association is to foster and encourage professional relations among economists and seek to improve the standards of economic research and instruction in the Philippines.