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

Worldfish Regional Consultation/Tacloban City
Tue Aug 04 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Field Visit and meeting regarding project on "Drought and Crop Assessment and Forecasting"/Iloilo City
Tue Aug 04 @08:00am - 05:00pm
19th Annual Meeting of CORRA/Indonesia
Tue Aug 04 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Regional Consultation Workshop for a Sustainable Growth in Aquaculture and Fisheries in Region VIII/Eastern Visayas State University, Tacloban
Tue Aug 04 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Training Course on Economic Valuation of Environment and Natural Resources
Tue Aug 04 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Meeting with TARI officials as part of the PCAARRD-TARI Work Plan of Cooperation/CLSU, Muñoz, Nueva Ecija
Tue Aug 04 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Meeting with PCC to evaluate the final FLS-DBP modules at PCC, Nueva Ecija
Tue Aug 04 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Towards measuring outcomes and impacts -capacity development workshop/MARDI, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tue Aug 04 @08:00am - 05:00pm
HARRDEC Annual Agency in-House Review (MPSPC)/La Trinidad, Benguet
Tue Aug 04 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Inception meeting of Native Pig project at Eastern Samar State University/Samar
Tue Aug 04 @08:00am - 05:00pm