Conference Program

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Day 1 - 21 November 2012




7:30 am

SEARCA Front Lobby



Opening Program
SEARCA DL Umali Auditorium

Chair: Dr. Maria Celeste H. Cadiz
Program Head for Knowledge Management, SEARCA



Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit Jr.

Dr. Rex Victor O. Cruz

University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)

Atty. Mary Anne Lucille Sering

, Climate Change Commission


Keynote Speech
Food Security and Climate Change Impacts on Urban-Rural Linkages

Dr. Paul S. Teng
Dean of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning National Institute of Education (NIE)

Senior Fellow on Food Security
Center for Non-traditional Security Studies
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore


Conference Overview

Dr. Felino P. Lansigan
Co-chair, UPLB Interdisciplinary Program
on Climate Change (UPLB IdPCC)

Professor, UPLB


Opening of Poster Exhibit
(Drilon Hall Lobby, 3rd Floor)

Dr. Mariliza V. Ticsay
Unit Head
, Knowledge Resources, SEARCA


Group Photo






PLENARY 1 - Status, Prospects, and Practices on Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture
SEARCA DL Umali Auditorium

Chair: Dr. Felino P. Lansigan
IdPCC Co-chair and Professor of Statistics, UPLB
Lead Author, Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change

Rapporteur: Dr. Serlie B. Jamias
Public Relations Director, Office of the Chancellor (OC)
Associate Professor of Development Communication, UPLB


Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation
in the Semi-Arid Tropics

Dr. William D. Dar
Director General, International Crops Research
Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)



Agricultural Adaptation to Climatic Change at the Grassroots Level and Use of Advances in Science and Technology

Dr. Seishi Ninomiya
Institute for Sustainable Agro-ecosystem Services
University of Tokyo, Japan


Open Forum


12:15 pm





1:30 pm

Session 1A (SEARCA DL Umali Auditorium)
Chair: Dr. Agnes C. Rola, Dean and Professor, College of Public Affairs and Development (CPAf), UPLB

Ms. Dulce D. Elazegui, University Researcher, UPLB CPAf

Mr. Edwin R. Abucay, Assistant Professor, College of Human Ecology (CHE), UPLB


Unavoidable Global Warming Commitment and Its Food Security, Impacts and Risks, Implications Focused on South East Asia

Dr. Peter Carter
Climate Emergency Institute, Canada



An Analysis of the Impacts of Climate Change on Crop Yields and Yield Variability in Ethiopia

Mr. Zerihun G. Kelbore
PhD Candidate, University of Trento, Via Verdi, Italy


Climate Changes in Cambodia, Philippines and Vietnam: A Vulnerability Analysis at Commune and Household Levels

Dr. Bui Dung The
, Office of Science-Technology, International Cooperation and Postgraduate Education,
College of Economics, Hue University, Vietnam


Carbon Sequestration and Climate Change Impact on the Yield of Bagras (Eucalyptus deglupta Blume) in Corn-based Boundary Planting Agroforestry System in Northern Mindanao, Philippines

Mr. Richmund A. Palma
Assistant Professor
Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture
and Technology, Philippines


Session 1B (SEARCA Drilon Hall)

Chair: Dr. Severino S. Capitan, Director, Sentro ng Wikang Filipino and Professor of Animal Science, College of Agriculture (CA), UPLB

Co-chair: Dr. Amparo M. Wagan, University Extension Specialist, UPLB CA

Rapporteur: Dr. Rico C. Ancog, Assistant Professor, School of Environmental Science and Management (SESAM), UPLB


Climate-Driven Variations in Small Pelagic Fisheries Production in Northern Zamboanga and Bohol Sea: Potential Impact, Vulnerability, and Local Adaptive Capacity

Dr. Asuncion B. De Guzman
Professor, Mindanao State University at Naawan Philippines


Food Insecurity and Climate Change in Nigeria: How Vulnerable are the Rural Farmers?

Dr. Samuel O. Awoniyi
Lecturer, Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Nigeria


Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity of Pastoral Communities under Climate Change in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region

Dr. Srijana Joshi Rijal
Consultant, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal


Status of Native Forest Managed by Mataqali under Anthropogenic Pressure - A Case From Sote Village, Nukurua, Tailevu, The Fiji Islands

Mr. Maika Tabukovu
Lecturer, Fiji National University, Fiji Islands


Flooding Vulnerability of the Towns of Mabitac, and Santa Maria, Laguna, Philippines

Dr. Romeo Pati
Associate Professor, University of Rizal System, Philippines


Session 1C (Sam-Arng Srinilta Room)

Chair: Dr. Jose Nestor M. Garcia, University Researcher, UPLB CA

Co-chair: Dr. Ravindra C. Joshi, Consultant, Ministry of Primary Industries (Agriculture), Fiji Islands

Rapporteur: Engr. Joan Pauline P. Talubo, Assistant Professor, UPLB CHE, and Ms. Ma. Rowena Beatriz Q. Inzon, MS Student, UPLB SESAM


Projected Impact of Downscaled Climate Scenarios on Rice Production in Two Selected Provinces in the Philippines

Dr. Linda M. Peñalba
Professor, UPLB, Philippines


Impacts of Climate Change on Rice Production in Vietnam

Mr. Ngo Duc Minh
PhD Research Scholar, International Rice Research institute


Measuring the Impact of La Niña on Food and Nutrition Security in Timor Leste

Mr. Agustinho da Costa Ximenes
National Consultant for Food Security, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Timor Leste


Climate Change Implications to Food Security and Livelihood of Small-Scale Farmers in Lao PDR`

Dr. Outhai Soukkhy
Deputy Director, Nothern Agriculture and Forestry College, Lao PDR





3:30 pm

Session 2A (SEARCA DL Umali Auditorium)

Chair: Dr. Gloria Luz M. Nelson, Professor, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), UPLB

Co-chair: Prof. Rosario V. Tatlonghari, Assistant Professor, College of Development Communication (CDC), UPLB

Rapporteur: Dr. Serlie B. Jamias, Public Relations Director, UPLB OC, and Associate Professor, UPLB CDC


Livelihood Capacity and Adaptive Strategies to Climate Change of Rice-Based Farming Households in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Dr. Le Cahn Dung
Head, Department of Social Economic and Policy Study
Mekong Delta Development Research Institute
Can Tho University, Vietnam


Community-Based Climate Change Adaptation
in Contiguous Agricultural Ecosystems-Experiences
from the Cordillera Region in the Philippine

Dr. Roberto C. Sandoval Jr.
Climate Change and Food Security Specialist
Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations (FAO) Philippines


Successful Local Food Production Project in Solomon Islands: The Blue Print for the Pacific Islands Countries and Territories

Dr. Ravindra C. Joshi
Consultant, Ministry of Primary Industries (Agriculture)
Fiji Islands


Mitigating the Negative Impact of Climate Change on Field Crop Production

Dr. Medhat Mekhail Tawfik
Professor of Agronomy, National Research Centre, Egypt


Session 2B (SEARCA Drilon Hall)

Chair: Dr. Leonardo M. Florece, Dean and Professor, UPLB SESAM

Co-chair: Dr. Decibel F. Eslava, Associate Professor, UPLB SESAM

Rapporteur: Prof. Ma. Theresa M. Talavera, Director and Assistant Professor, Institute of Human Nutrition and Food (IHNF), UPLB CHE


Low Delta Cropping and Micro Irrigation Techniques as Adaptation Measures of Climate Change in Northern Balochistan, Pakistan

Dr. Faiz Mohammad Kakar
Member, Board of Directors
Centre for Research and Development (CRD), Pakistan


Adaptive Capacity and Adaptation to Climate Change and Variability of Farming Households of Dumangas,
Iloilo, Philippines

Dr. Gay D. Defiesta
Assistant Professor

University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV), Philippines


A Shift in the Mycotoxin Profile in Costa Rica under Climate Change – A Case Study on Mycotoxigenic Fusarium proliferatum in Rice (Oryza sativa)

Dr. Adriana Murillo-Williams
Professor, University of Costa Rica


Sustainable Ancient Water Management and Resilience to Climate Change in Sri Lanka

Dr. Ranjana U. K. Piyadasa
Senior Lecturer, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka


Session 2C (Sam-Arng Srinilta Room)

Chair: Prof. Ma. Emilinda T. Mendoza, Assistant Professor, College of Human Ecology (CHE), UPLB

Co-chair: Dr. Rio John T. Ducusin, Chair and Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) UPLB

Rapporteur: Mr. Efraim D. Roxas, Instructor, UPLB CHE


Increasing Rice Productivity in Submergence-Prone Areas Vulnerable to Climate Change in South East Asia

Dr. Romeo V. Labios
University Researcher UPLB CA, Philippines


Response of Agro-Pastoral Indigenous Communities to the Cascading Effects of Climate Change-Studies from Sikkim, Eastern Himalayas, India

Mr. Tenzing Ingty
PhD Student, Regional Office for the Himalayas/
Northeast India, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment


Documenting and Promoting Indigenous Agricultural Knowledge and Climate Change Adaptation in Selected Areas in the Philippines: Toward Enhancing Community-Level Food Security

Dr. Lucille Elna P. De Guzman
University Researcher UPLB CA, Philippines


End of Day 1


Cocktails and Dinner


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