Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Labor economist is guest in July researchers' lunch

Ashok Mishra, professor of agricultural economics at Louisiana State University, USA, joined the Young Researchers Lunch for July. Dr. Mishra has been visiting IRRI over the past few months doing research on the economics of women in agriculture, as presented in a recent IRRI Seminar.

Lunch attendees were Maria Luz Malabayabas, Donald Villanueva, Amelia Cueno, Rio Maligalig, Maria Theresa Castro, and Anandhan Tamilselvan.

The group discussed their perspectives on mechanization and labor with Dr. Mishra, who encouraged them to publish their research work and offered suggestions regarding doctoral programs in economics. His final words of advice for the group—"there is no substitute for hard work!"

The Young Researchers Lunch is a monthly meeting for NRS and AFSTRI scientists who are in the early stages of their career. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for discussion with senior scientists on a range of topics, including science and career paths.

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