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Thursday, September 03, 2015, 01:15pm - 02:15pm
Changes in rice farming in the Philippines: Insights from five decades of the Central Luzon Loop Survey
Professor - Aoyama Gakuin University
The Central Luzon Loop Survey, started by IRRI in 1966 on the eve of the Green Revolution, is perhaps the longest continuous survey in rice farming and of rice farm families in existence. The dataset is suitable for documenting long-term structural changes and drawing lessons for the future. Topics covered by this seminar will include the (1) lack of successors and aging of farm families, (2) progress of mechanization and outsourcing, (3) history of varietal adoption, (4) emerging problems in wet-season rice farming, (5) possible recurrence of insecticide use, and (6) changes in the beneficiaries of the Green Revolution. Future research agendas will also be discussed.
Havener Auditorium, International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, 4030 Laguna, Philippines