Dr. Gerardo O. Kitche, Dr. Tomas M. Austral, Forester Roger T. Sarmiento and Forester Joel A. Mercado attended the 2nd International Conference on Forestry Education and Research for the Asia-Pacific Region last November 19-22 at the University of the Philippines in Los Baños, Laguna.
Dr. Kitche and Forester Mercado presented “Good Practices in Community-Based Forest Management (CBFM) Implementation of SIUFMULCO, Santiago, Agusan del Norte”. On the other hand, Forester Sarmiento presented “Species Diversity of the Established Eco-belt along the Riparian Zones of the Lower Agusan River in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte”.
The conference theme was “Forest Education and Research Gearing Towards ASEAN 2015.” Issues and concerns that were presented during the conference include: Forestry Education and Research, Evolving Demand in Forestry Profession; Social Science in Forestry and Governance; Continuing Forestry Education; Emerging ASEAN Regional Trend in Forestry Education and Research; Collaborative Forestry Education and Research; Forest Biodiversity: Implication to ASEAN 2015; and Forest and Climate Change: Implication to ASEAN 2015.
Attended by more than 150 foresters from different ASEAN member countries and the Pacific and approximately 50 research papers were presented on the said event. High caliber Foresters and well-respected speakers from Australia, Philippines (UPLB), China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Thailand, South Korea and Malaysia graced the international conference.
Inspired by CSU President Anthony M. Penaso’s commitment to excellence, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources of Caraga State University (CASNR) adheres to the university’s vision of engaging its faculty on research and extension and presenting their research outputs to local and international fora.