First National Confab of Philippine Agriculturists Association

The First National Convention of the Philippine Association of Agriculturists headed by Dr. Gil Magsino of UP Los Banos will be held on July 19-20, 2012 at the Splash Mountain Resort in Los Banos, Laguna. The keynote speaker will be Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala.

Theme of the convention is “PAA: Moving Towards Professionalizing Philippine Agriculture.” At the plenary sessions, Dr. Rodolfo Ela will discuss the performance of Philippine agriculture graduates in licensure examinations. Dr. Nora B. Inciong, on the other hand, will discuss Continuing Professional Education: A Key Role for Professionalizing Philippine Agriculture.

Jun Catan and Sonny Domingo will present a proposal on crafting the Magna Carta of Philippine Agriculturists.

There will be technical presentations focused on Food Security. Dr. Gabriel Romero of Monsanto Philippines will talk on the “Status of GMO and Hebbicide Resistance: Industry Perspective.” Dr. Artemio Salazar of UPLB Crop Science Cluster will discuss “Corn for Health and Food Security.” 

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