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Forums in November, 2016

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Forums

2016 110116 PUBLIC AFF CAL 1On November 15 the UP Board of Regents will elect the next UP President from among the six candidates, to assume office on February 10, 2017.

On November 28 is the CSM Research Colloquium to be held at the College of Science and Mathematics.

Still on November 28 is 2nd Map-Turnover from the UP Mindanao Phil-LiDAR 2 project to selected Local Government Units of the Davao Region, to be held at Waterfront Insular Hotel, Davao City.

The Davao Writers Workshop, postponed in October, will proceed on November 30 to December 4 at The Big House: A Heritage Home, Davao City.
 
Some details may change. For confirmations or inquiries, please send a text message to 09398436634.

8th ICAEM, 2016

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DSC 0189Fusarium wilt in banana and other agri-food and industry research findings were disclosed in the 8th International Conference on Agribusiness Economics and Management (ICAEM), held on October 27-28 in Davao City.

A total of 67 researches from 35 organizations were presented on the theme of "Building Resilience: Agribusiness in Times of Flux".

Fusarium wilt, also known as Panama disease, was addressed in talks by Dr. Sietze Vellema of Wageningen University and by Dr. Agustin Molina of Biodiversity International. This threat to the banana industry was further discussed in a plenary panel with experts from different sectors.

The rice industry and the use of climate-smart rice production were presented in a second plenary session.

A total of 175 participants heard the research findings from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Netherlands, Southeast Asia, and the Philippine islands of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Sessions tackled studies on: improving agricultural production for livestock, poultry, and other produce; post-harvest technologies for fruits, sweet pepper, and  dehydrated vegetables, among others; supply and value chains for vegetables, prawns, and sea-cucumber; and agri-products development for sago flour, baked products, chicken burger, and animal feeds.
 
The use of new technologies such as social media, geographic information systems, wireless-sensor networks, solar energy, and mathematical economic models for prices of rice and cocoa beans were shared.  

Social studies tackled business competencies, sharia-based micro-finance, and household welfare for farmers; community interventions in agrarian reform communities and NGO-assisted enterprises; marketing in aquaculture  and tourism; and consumer studies in consumer rights, genetically-modified crops, organic vegetables, and more.

The 8th ICAEM was organized by the UP Mindanao Office of Research in partnership with the UP School of Management and the UP Office of International Linkages.

In the photo is the Plenary Panel discussion on "The Threat of Panama Disease to the Philippine Banana Industry" with (left-right) Atty. Koronado Apuzen of Foundation  for Agrarian Reform Cooperatives in Mindanao (FARMCOOP), Dr. Edna Anit of Dept. of Science and Technology, Dr. Susan Razo of Dept. of Agriculture, Dr. Lorna Herradura of Bureau of Plant Industry, Dr. Benny Corcolon of Tagum Agricultural Dev't Company (TADECO), and Prof. Larry Digal (UP School of Mgt.), Conference Chairperson.

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Rape and Self-Defense, 2016

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"No Means No", a Forum on Culture of Rape with Ms. Jeanette Laurel-Ampog as guest speaker will be held on 12 October, 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Lorenzo Hall, Administration Building, UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City.

After the Forum, at 3:00 to 5:30 PM, there will be a Workshop on Self-Defense at the University Atrium.

Students, faculty, and employees are invited and highly encouraged to participate. Snacks will be served during the forum and water will be provided during the self-defense workshop.

This event is co-organized by the Gabriela Youth UP Mindanao Chapter in partnership with the University Student Council, the Office of Gender and Anti-Sexual Harassment, Pi Sigma-Pi Sigma Delta Confraternity, the Association of UP Sigma Beta Sorority and UP Beta Sigma Fraternity, the Office of Student Affairs, and the Office of the Chancellor.

 

Symposium on Mindanao Issues and Federalism, 2016

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In the spirit of public service and to contribute to improving knowledge on relevant issues to Mindanaoans, the public is invited to the Symposium on Mindanao Issues and Federalism, on the theme "Panahon ng pagbabago, Pagtulungan natin ito!"

The Symposium on Mindanao Issues and Federalism will be held on 15 October 2016, Saturday, 1-5 PM, in the Administration Building, UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City. The resource speakers are Ms. Amina Rasul-Bernardo, Mr. Lito Monico Lorenzana, and other experts.

The Symposium is open to everyone. Admission is free of charge. An Open Forum will be part of the program to allow members of the audience to ask questions or express their sentiments. Certificates of Participation will be issued upon request.

Call the Public Relations Officer at 293-0310 or 0939-843-6634 or email for seat reservations or further inquiries. This event is co-organized by the UP Alumni Associations in Davao and the University of the Philippines Mindanao.

Prof. de Vera, Mindanao Dev't Studies Seminar, 2016

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DSC 0197Prof. J. Prospero "Popoy" de Vera delivered a lecture on 13 May 2016 in the first Mindanao Development Studies Seminar, held shortly after the presumptive victory of City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as Philippine President. Prof. De Vera spoke of Mindanao issues that are worthy of research. The videos of the lecture may be viewed here.      

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