PCAARRD sponsors seminar on environment conservation

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The seminar’s audience, composed of PCAARRD and DOST scholars and government employees near and around Los Baños, participate in the open forum.The Philippine Council for Agriculture. Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), in coordination with the Department of Science and  Technology–Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (DOST-JSPS), recently sponsored a seminar on environment conservation and awareness.

About 60 DOST scholars, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) students, researchers, and government employees in Los Baños attended the seminar.

The seminar aimed to update the research and development (R&D) community with research findings on environmental issues and generate options for research collaboration in the future.

In her speech, DOST Assistant Secretary for Technology Transfer Ma. Lourdes Orijola emphasized the vital role of R&D in environmental conservation and in accessing knowledge.

She likewise encouraged the participants to collaborate with the government in coming up with new researches on environmental protection.

Three scientists were invited to present their studies on climate change, carbon cycle, and land use.Engr. Orijola thanks the speakers and the participants for the successful conduct of the activity.

Dr. Chelo Pascua of the Mariano Marcos State University discussed carbon dioxide sequestration potential in the Philippine geological setting.

Dr. Artemio Martin of the Isabela State University talked on land use for biofuel feedstocks.

Capping the lectures was Dr. Felino Lansigan of UPLB.  He highlighted the impacts of climate change on hydrologic extreme events in the Philippines.

Activities

PCAARRD Planning Workshop
Fri Oct 17 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Phone interview in Pinoy Scientist over Radio Agila, DEC 1062 kHz re: varietal promotion of improved varieties of peanut
Sun Oct 19 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Field Monitoring and Visit on QPM Project/USM, Kabacan, Cotabato
Tue Oct 21 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Conduct of Roundtable discussion on Traceability during the PSAS Convention/Cagayan de Oro City
Thu Oct 23 @08:00am - 05:00pm
1st Global Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship (GAME) Conference/Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City
Fri Oct 24 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Participation to the Philippine Society of Animal Science (PSAS) Convention/Cagayan de Oro City
Fri Oct 24 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Training Course on Impact Assessment of R&D and Technology Commercialization Programs/PSRTI, Quezon City
Fri Oct 24 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Training Workshop titled “Biodiversity Resource Assessment & Management Protocols
Fri Oct 24 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Field Visit and Monitoring on the National Slaughter Goat Program/Davao City & General Santos City
Fri Oct 24 @08:00am - 05:00pm
23rd ASB/Global Steering Group Meeting (ASB/GSG) in the Philippines/Traders Hotel
Mon Oct 27 @08:00am - 05:00pm