Sen. Gatchalian as keynote speaker to the sweet sorghum ethanol forum and book launch

The University of the Philippines Los Baños Interdisciplinary Biofuels Research Studies Center (UPLB-IBRSC), in cooperation with DA-BAR, will be holding the event “Sweet sorghum as Feedstock: A Milestone for Bioethanol Fuel Book Launching and Stakeholders Forum” on December 4, 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City.

The book entitled “Sweet sorghum as Feedstock: A Milestone for Bioethanol Fuel”, published by the Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Agricultural Research and the University of the Philippines Los Baños, is authored by Dr. Rex B. Demafelis (Professor and Vice-Chancellor for Research and Extension) and co-authored by Dr. Domingo E. Angeles (Professor), Ms. Lisa Stephanie H. Dizon (University Researcher), Engr. Kristel M. Gatdula (Instructor), Engr. Amabelle A. Pector (University Researcher), and Ms. Haya Faye R. Rivera (Science Research Specialist). The book is the culmination of a series of researches on sweet sorghum as a smart crop for bioethanol covering the most recent breakthroughs in its agro-economic competence, technology development for conversion into ethanol, and corresponding economic assessment.

International Conference on Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture and Food Systems

Recognizing the importance and benefits of nutrition-sensitive agriculture, the UPLB Interdisciplinary Studies Center on Food and Nutrition Security (UPLB ISC-FaNS), in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), and the Cavite State University (CvSU) is holding an international conference on nutrition-sensitive agriculture and food systems with the theme "Strategic Approaches to Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture and Food Systems." The conference will gather advocates and stakeholders of nutrition-sensitive agriculture to assess NSA programs and activities in the ASEAN region, including the Philippines.