Monday, July 13, 2015

Higher Education for Sustainable Agriculture (HESA) and Food Security in the Philippines: An Academic-Government Dialogue

Higher Education for Sustainable Agriculture (HESA) and 
Food Security in the Philippines: 
An Academic-Government Dialogue
22 July 2015 (Wednesday), 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hall of Wisdom, GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center, 
University of the Philippines 
Magsaysay St. cor. Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City

This event will discuss overlapping environmental-agricultural and education concerns in the Philippines. It aims to better understand related government policies, programs and institutions while examining implications for universities and research institutions nation-wide. The meeting will explore challenges, capacities, best practices and policy options for HESA in the Philippines while exchanging knowledge, and exploring interdisciplinary curriculum reform, teaching and research-extension needs as a contribution to strengthening regional poverty reduction, food/nutritional security and environmental protection. The public event July 22nd morning will be a dialogue with Philippine government officials and academics on HESA issues. 

Nationally organized/Locally hosted by:
  • Asian Center, University of the Philippines-Diliman
  • Third World Studies Center, University of the Philippines-Diliman
  • University of the Philippines-Los Banos Graduate School  

In regional partnership with: 
  • Asia-Pacific Association of Educators in Agriculture and Environment
  • Chulalongkorn University School of Agricultural Resources Thailand

Funded/Sponsored by: 
  • Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI) with funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

General information:  Visit this page and follow the links to learn more about SIANI, the HESA Southeast Asia project, and how to become a member of the global SIANI network.

HESA-SIANI Expert Group/Regional Coordinator: Dr. Wayne Nelles. Email:

Local/National Philippine Contact:  Dr. Teodoro Mendoza, Professor 12, Crop Science, College of Agriculture, UPLB, and Principal Organizer/Chair, National Meeting on HESA and Food Security in the Philippines. Email:

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