Julian Lapitan

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IRRI Partnerships Manager Julian Lapitan

Jojo is a former head of Partnerships at IRRI.

Jojo facilitated the strengthening of collaboration among IRRI, national agricultural research and extension systems (NARES), and other partners in the development of rice science and adoption of its products for the benefit of rice farmers and consumers. Jojo also provided support to the DG and DDGR in country visits and events. He was also the focal point for the Council for Partnership on Rice Research in Asia (CORRA).

EXPERTISE

  • Training and technology promotion and delivery (extension)
  • Participatory research and development
  • Facilitation
  • Agricultural project development and management
  • Performance management systems

EDUCATION

  • Post-Masteral (7 Months) Course in International Agriculture, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA (1981)
  • Master of Science in Extension Education, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna, Philippines (1980)
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Animal Science), University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna, Philippines (1971)

WORK HISTORY

  • Interim Head and Consultant, Partnerships, Office of External Relations Office, IRRI (2015)
  • Senior Manager, Partnerships, Office of External Relations Office, IRRI (January 2010-2015)
  • Acting Head and Senior Manager, International Programs Management Office (IPMO) (2006-2009)
  • Senior Manager, Training Center (TC) and IPMO (2004-2006)
  • Senior Associate Scientist and Manager, IPMO (1997-2004)
  • Associate Scientist, IPMO (1994-1996)
  • Assistant Scientist, IPMO (1990-1994)
  • Assistant Scientist, Training and Technology Transfer Department (TTTD), IRRI (1987-1989)
  • Executive Assistant of the Undersecretary for Operations, Department of Agriculture, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines (1985-1986)
  • Visiting Associate Field Specialist (Seconded from DA-IRS post), Training and Technology Transfer Department (TTTD), IRR (1984-1985)
  • Chief, Cropping Systems Division, National Food and Agriculture Council (NFAC), Department of Agriculture, Philippines (1977-1984)
  • Research Assistant/Senior Research Assistant/ Research Associate, Multiple Cropping Extension Pilot Project (MCEPP)/National Multiple Cropping Production Program (NMCPP), Department of Agronomy, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College Laguna, Philippines (1972-1977)
  • Student Assistant, Plant Breeding Division and Institute of Animal Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College Laguna, Philippines (1968-1971)

AWARDS

  • Certificate of Recognition, 4th Rice Congress, Department of Agriculture, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2010)
  • Medal for Contribution to Rural and Agricultural Development of Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam (2010)
  • Outstanding Citizen Award, Barangay Bayog, Los Baños, Laguna (2008)
  • Honorary Fellow Award, Crop Science Society of the Philippines (2001)
  • Excellence Award, IRRI (1995)
  • Achievement Award in Extension, Crop Science Society of the Philippines (1995)
  • Outstanding Year-Round Performance Award, IRRI (1992)
  • Plaque of Appreciation, National Food and Agriculture Council, DA, Quezon City (1986)
  • Most Outstanding Jaycees, Los Baños Jaycees (1978-1979)