The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) wishes to invite interested faculty and staff of the Tadulako University to participate in the Second International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD) in Southeast Asia. This International conference with the theme “Strengthening Resilience, Equity and Integration in ASEAN Food and Agriculture Systems” is scheduled on 12 – 13 November 2014 in Makati Shangri – La, Manila, Philippines.
This will build on the first International Conference on ARD in Asia : Ideas, Paradigms, and Policies Three Decades After, held in November 2005 in Makati, Philippines. The conference aimed to draw policy lesson from the major ideas and paradigms that have influenced academic and policy thinking in ARD in the past 30 years.
In turn, ARD 2014 aims to : 1) highlight creative and innovative technological and practical approaches in the various processes of agricultural systems; 2) showcase and derive useful lessons from institutional successes (and failures) in the management of agriculture systems and rural communities; and 3) draw evidence-based policy implications to guide regional, national, and sub-national policies and initiatives in the context of intensified regional cooperation and integration.
Attached for your reference are the Conference Flyer and the Draft Program. For more information on registration, modes of payment of fees, and accommodations, you can visit Should you require clarifications, please feel free to coordinate with the Secretariat at telephone (+63-49) 536 2365 and 536 2287, local 398, 132, 131, 0r 137, fax (+63-49) 536 2283, or e-mail

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