November 24 and 25, 2016 are two red letter days for SEARCA that is observing its 50th anniversary foundation. SEARCA is the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture.
These are the main events. Nov. 24, 3 pm: Conferment of the Dioscoro L. Umali Award in Agricultural Development to Mr. Tin Htut Oo of Myanmar and lecture.
Nov. 25, 2016: Presentation of the OSSA and ELITE Awards, 10 AM. Launch of the coffee tqable book titled “Golden Harvest: Leaders and Innovators of Agriculture and Rural Development in Southeast Asia, 11:30 AM Champions of Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) public forum. Speakers are Dr. Delfin J. Ganapin Jr. and Dr. Musliar Kasim., 3PM
OSSA or Outstanding SEARCA Scholarship Awardees are: Teaching: Dr. Naomi G. Tangonan (Phil) Research: Dr. Klanarong Sriroth (Thai); Dr. Phan Hieu Hien (Viet); Prof. Dr. Mahiran Binti Basri (Malaysia) Advocacy: Dr. Ir. Mochammad Maksum (Indonesia); Dr. Lucrecio Rebugio (Phil) and Dr. Generoso G. Octavio (Phil) P)ublic Policy and Governance: Prof. Dr. Musilar Kasim (Indonesia); Dr. Chya Suthiwarnith (Thai); Dr. Segfredo Serrano (phil); Dr. Delfin J. Ganapin Jr. (Phil)
ELITE or Emerging Leaders in Transition Economies Award Dr. Seng Mom (Cambodia) and Dr. Agustinho Da Costa Ximenes (Timor-Leste)