"Tackling Food Security Together"

February 6-9 2018

Event co-sponsored with the SEED Project and Samaritan's Purse Cananda.

We are pleased to share this event's PowerPoint presentations here! Please feel free to comment and dialogue about these presentations. Thank you all for attending and we look forward to having you again at a future event!Asia Pacific 2018 NEW


  1. 2018-02-06 Speaker Bio: Sunil Johns Klavara is a graduate of Philosophy and has 26 years of experience working with Community Development projects and NGOs. He is the grandson of a village farmer, whose father continued farming even after becoming a Government Education Superintendent. Sunil facilitated the...
  2. 2018-02-06 Speaker Bio: Dr. Elino Requidan Jr., also known as Doc Boyet, is a Veterinary Doctor who owns the Vaughn’s Eco Farm in Rosario, La Union. He graduated as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Gregorio Araneta University Foundation, Manila in 2000. He is currently employed at Agri-Bio Phil. Inc and has...
  3. 2018-02-08 Speaker Bio: Zolito Amor Alaba is the Livelihood Program Manager of Samaritan’s Purse Philippines based in Tacloban City, Leyte, and formerly the Project Coordinator of SEED Project. Mr. Alaba is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Management (Operations Management Major) in 2013 at the...
  4. 2018-02-07 Speaker Bio: Eva Marieta Yra Bernardes has been the Program Director of 4 separate non-profit agencies (NGO) since 2001: The Lord’s Fellowship Church; Christian Help Center; Global Center for Success; REyNAISSANCE Family Center and were established by her husband Rev. Rey Bernardes with the...
  5. 2018-02-06 Rev. Rey Bernardes is the Senior Pastor of the Lord’s Fellowship Church in Vallejo, California USA. He is also the Director and co-founder (with his wife Eva Bernardes) of different Non-Profit Organizations (NGOs) since 2001: The Christian Help Center; The Global Center for Success; and The...
  6. 2018-02-06 Speaker Bios: Dr. Salvacion Jaguio Legaspi finished her BS Agriculture (Plant Breeding) at the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB), MS Agronomy at Capiz State University (CapSU) and Doctor of Philosophy in Horticulture (Plant Physiology) at UPLB. She is currently the Director of the...
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  9. 2018-02-07 Speaker Bio: Andry Lim is the Founder of Tribal Mission Foundation International Inc in 1986 that conducted Development Programs among the Indigenous people in Mindanao. He is the manager and family farm consultant of 30 hectare farm located in Joaquin Biao, Calinan District, Davao City and the...
  10. 2018-02-06 Speaker Bio: Dr. Aida Y. Pagtan is a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Rural Development. She finished her Master’s Degree in Public Administration at Baguio Central University. She also received a Master’s degree in Social Work and Community Organization at the University of the Philippines. She...
  11. 2018-02-06 Speaker Bio: Dr. Tom Thompson is Associate Dean and Director of International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Professor of Agronomy at Virginia Tech. He earned B.S. , M.S. , and Ph.D. degrees in agronomy and soil science. He was an academic department head at two...
  12. 2018-02-07 Speaker Bio: Dr. Maria Cristina Bautista - Gragasin is the Supervising Science Research Specialist, Bioprocess Engineering Division of the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech). She is specialist in Pesticide Toxicology, Bio activities of Natural Products and...
  13. 2018-02-08 Speaker Bio: Rhonda M. Oloan is from Bontoc, Mountain Province. She is one of the Researchers At Baguio National Crop Research Development and Production Support Center (BNCRDPSC) at the Bureau of Plant Industry of the Department of Agriculture, Philippines. She is currently involve in organic...
  14. 2018-02-07 Speaker Bio: Ron Orcajada, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.A., is the Water Program Manager for Samaritan’s Purse Canada. He provides oversight for WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) programming conducted through Samaritan’s Purse Canada. He additionally serves as an international WASH Technical Advisor for...
  15. 2018-02-06 Speaker Bio: Manny Asprec is the Director and co-founder of SEED Project - Asia. Manny and his family lived in Nepal for a number of years where he used the bio-sand water filter to have safe water for the family. Also, he helped introduced F.A.I.T.H. [Food Always In The Home] gardening as a tool...
  16. 2018-02-07 Speaker Bio: Dr. Ofero A. Capariño is the son of a tenant coconut farmer, born in Talisay, San Fernando, Masbate. After elementary school he became an out-of-school youth for 5 years due to financial constraints. During those years he spent most of his time as manangete or magtutuba (coconut sap...
  17. 2018-02-08 Speaker Bio: Daniela (DJ) graduated from Texas Christian University in 2000 with a degree in Advertising. DJ first came to Asia in 2004 to serve among the people of Central Asia. Now living in Chiang Mai, Thailand with her family of 4 since 2012, she completed her MBA in July 2017 focusing on...
  18. 2018-02-07 Speaker Bio: Grace Gesto serves with LEAD Asia’s Community of Practice team with the Blaan people of Mindanao, Philippines. Her current role is Language Project Coordinator. Abstract: The central component of the Vetiver System is Vetiver Grass (Chrysopogon zizanioides), a sterile, non-invasive...
  19. 2018-02-07 Speaker Bio: Dr. Abram J Bicksler is the Director of the ECHO Asia Impact Center in Chiang Mai, Thailand. For over 35 years, ECHO has been helping thousands of development workers and organizations around the world to gain better access to vital information and resources needed to improve food...
  20. 2018-02-08 Speaker Bio: Agnes P. Dycoco is a former Municipal Mayor of Libon, Albay, from 2004 to 2013. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and finished her Bachelor’s Degree in Administration and Accountancy in 1982 at the University of the Philippines Diliman. SHe earned her Master’s Degree in...
  21. 2018-02-06 Speaker Bio: Dr. Tom Thompson is Associate Dean and Director of International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Professor of Agronomy at Virginia Tech. He earned B.S. , M.S. , and Ph.D. degrees in agronomy and soil science. He was an academic department head at two...
  22. 2018-02-07 Speaker Bio: Dr. Victorio Fernando D. Nacpil, or known in the Philippines as “Doc Doy,” is a graduate of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at Central Luzon State University, Munoz Science City, Nueva Ecija. He is married to Marry Ann R. Nacpil, Biology Professor at Wesleyan University –...
  23. 2018-02-06 Speaker Bio: Patrick is originally from Louisiana, but spent most of his growing-up years overseas. He lived in Rwanda, Mauritius, and Botswana before returning to the U.S. to begin university. After completing his undergraduate degree, he returned to Virginia Tech to complete a Master’s degree...
  24. 2018-02-07 Speaker Bio: Andry Lim is the Founder of Tribal Mission Foundation International Inc in 1986 that conducted Development Programs among the Indigenous people in Mindanao. He is the manager and family farm consultant of 30 hectare farm located in Joaquin Biao, Calinan District, Davao City and the...
  25. 2018-02-08 Speaker Bio: Mr. Jeffrey Laruan is a local church Pastor and an organic farmer. He was born in July 5, 1953. He finished his Theology Degree at Nazarene Bible College. He grew up as a farmer and shifted to Organic Farming in 2005. His farm “Lily of the Valley Organic Farm” is accredited under ATI...
  26. 2018-02-08 Speaker Bio: Dennis J. Tungol is the co-founder and the Training Director of SEED Project – Asia, Phil. Inc. and at the same time the assistant Pastor of JCTV in Pureza, Manila. He finished his Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture and majored in Entomology, with a minor in Pathology, at the Gregorio...
  27. 2018-02-08 Speaker Bio: Marites A. Alimurung is from La Trinidad, Benguet. She is one of the researchers at Baguio National Crop Research Development and Production Support Center (BNCRDPSC) at the Bureau of Plant Industry of the Department of Agriculture, Philippines. She is currently involved in organic...
  28. 2018-02-08 Speaker Bio: Marilyn Laquiña Bernabe is an Instructor/faculty member at the Agricultural Engineering Department at Capiz State Univeristy, Burias Campus, Capiz Philippines. She finished her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering and took her MA degree in Educational Management. She also...
  29. 2018-02-06 This digital copy of the conference booklet is available for your reference.
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