|Joel Janiya of IRRI (third from left).
Dr. Janiya is a member of the IRRI-Philippines Rice Self-Sufficiency Technical Working Team that helps the Philippine government build capacity and transfer technologies for irrigated, rainfed, and upland rice to Filipino farmers. These efforts are made in collaboration with the Agricultural Training Institute and PhilRice, both under the Philippine Department of Agriculture.
Joel has been conducting training activities and technology demonstrations on weed management, pest management, and rice production for IRRC and upland rice weed management and community-based seed banking for CURE.
|Kevin Salamanez (center).
Kevin is a chemistry student at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) who did his master’s thesis at the Weed Science Screenhouse and Laboratory under the guidance of David Johnson, CURE project leader, and Abdelbagi Ismail, STRASA project leader.
In UPLB, he is advised by Evelyn Rodriguez, a professor at the Institute of Chemistry, Aurora Baltazar, adjunct professor in weed science at the Crop Protection Cluster.
The PMCP is composed of entomologists, plant pathologists, weed scientists, household pest control practitioners, and representatives of the pesticide industry. The PMCP conference was held in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, on 5-8 March 2013.
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