UPLB extends disaster rehabilitation assistance to Albay

UP Los Baños (UPLB) through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE), Institute of Plant Breeding and Agricultural Systems Institute (ASI) of the College of Agriculture and Food Science (CAFS), and the Ugnayan ng Pahinungod conducted a seminar on seed propagation and management for 200 farmers of Albay municipalities Ligao, Camalig, Libon and Polangui last 14 to 15 March 2019.


UPLB NCPC and CropLife Philippines hold forum to discuss pesticides' impact on food security and safety

Farmers, members of the academe, government representatives, and industry leaders came together on 12 February 2019 at the Acacia Hotel in Muntinlupa City to discuss pesticides and their impact on food security and safety. Organized by the University of the Philippines Los Baños National Crop Protection Center and CropLife Philippines, the Stakeholders Forum was a fruitful event that paved the way for a holistic and science-based collaboration.

The one-day forum aimed to promote Integrated Resource Management as key science-based strategies for sustainable agriculture and environment protection and management, as well as to generate support from policy makers and regulators in support of said strategies and risk-based regulations. To meet its objective, the program was composed of lectures on the importance of pesticides in food production, food security, food safety, and the environment; on the negative perceptions of pesticides, and supervised pesticide residue trials.


UPLB and Agreenium to sign MOU

Agreenium, the French Agricultural, Veterinary and Forestry Institute, and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) following an institutional visit in their office in Paris, France.


UPLB builds academic and research collab with University of Twente

In a bid to concretize our research and academic collaboration with partner institutions, Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez Jr., together with Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Portia G. Lapitan, Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension Rex B. Demafelis, and University Extension Specialist Maria Rowena Beatriz Q. Inzon, EnP, met with officials and faculty from the University of Twente (UT) in Enschede, Netherlands.


UP System REPS Committee meets with UPLB REPS

Around 400 Research, Extension, and Professional Staff (REPS) of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) gathered at the Electrical Engineering Auditorium, College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology last 11 September 2018 to attend the Consultation with the UP System REPS Committee.

Themed “Updates on Policy Reforms for Progressive UP REPS Governance” the consultation aimed to be a venue to discuss initiatives, policies, and concerns of the REPS sector. Hon. Francis C. Laurel from the Board of Regents graced the event with his presence as he provided an inspirational message to the participants.


OVCRE and GC collaborate on building a gender sensitive community of information officers

In a bid to bring together university communicators in building a gender sensitive community of practice, the OVCRE and the UPLB Gender Center collaborated in the conduct of a two-day workshop held last 6-7 September 2019 at Lima Park Hotel, Malvar, Batangas.

With the theme "Building a Gender Sensitive Community of Practice," the first day of the workshop highlighted the experiences of each communicator in the management of their print or online publications. The sharing session conveyed editorial processes, best practices, and challenges faced by each publication. Members of the OVCRE Information Officers’ Network (ION) imparted skills and appreciation of basic and emerging trends in content layout and photojournalism through interactive and participatory activities. They also tackled the Data Privacy Act, Intellectual Property Management and the UP guidelines on publications.


UPLB Coconut Genomics Project team conducts publication writeshop

In order to come up with 10 research papers for journal publication, the Coconut Genomics Project 8 under the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) - Agriculture Program conducted a writing workshop last 20 August 2018 at the Boy Scouts of the Philippines Hotel, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), College, Laguna.

UPLB Professor Emeritus and the first PGC - Agriculture director Dr. Rita P. Laude opened the event by highlighting the importance of publishing journals for the Coconut Genomics Project and the general public. In her words, publication is a "moral obligation" to the public who pay taxes that supply the government funds for research projects.

This was supported by National Scientist and UPLB Professor Emeritus Dr. Dolores Ramirez. “You owe it to the scientific community and yourselves to communicate your outputs. It shall never be allowed to gather dust”, Dr. Ramirez said. She also recalled how her mentor's encouragement pushed her to collate her research data and turn it into a paper within a month.


UPLBGC culminates 10th anniversary with new director and logo

The University of the Philippines Los Baños Gender Center (UPLBGC) culminated their 10th anniversary celebration with the launching of their new logo and official turnover of the center’s directorship from Dr. Bella C. Cruzana to Atty. Eric Paul D. Peralta on 31 July 2018 at the Obdulia F. Sison Hall, UPLB.


UPLB IBRSC host forum to prepare for E20 in 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The University of the Philippines Los Baños Interdisciplinary Biofuels Research Studies Center (UPLB IBRSC), together with the US Grains Council, hosted the Bioethanol Forum for the Roadmap of E20 Implementation in the Philippines at Makati Shangri-La, Manila on 29 June 2018.


UPLB responds to rice grain bug infestation in Negros Occidental

UPLB visited Negros Occidental last 17-18 February 2018 to help address the rice grain bug (Paraeucosmetus pallicornis) infestation in the province. Led by the National Crop Protection Center - Quick Response Team (NCPC-QRT) and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension (OVCRE), the UPLB team assessed the extent of the infestation in the towns of Himamaylan, Sipalay and Hinoba-an.