Upcoming Events of PhilEASNet and our Partners



 The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR or FIRe) is characterized by the fusion of technologies in the physical,digital, and biological worlds,   making it fundamentally different from past revolutions that freed humans from animal power, made mass production possible, and gave   people digital capabilities. Part of this revolution are artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, drones, 3D printing, 5G   wireless network, and nanotechnology. The World Economic Forum (WEF) describes these technologies as disrupting almost every   industry or sector (WEF,2018), and that includes the agriculture, fishery, forestry, and natural
 resources (AFFNR) sectors. While millions of jobs are expected to be wiped out, the 4IR also offers opportunities to produce cleaner and safer food in more efficient and precise ways that put less stress on the environment and give more options to buy inputs, sell outputs,and enhance information access.

Given these,in what ways can extension and advisory services (EAS) creatively respond to 4IR so that we can maximize and optimize opportunities and avoid pitfalls? How can EAS ensure
sustainability and inclusive rural development to ensure nobody is left behind? These questions elicit anticipation as this year's PhilEASNet Symposium engages extension professionals/academics and practitioners nationwide on expectations of the impacts of 4IR that is evolving at an exponential pace.

The symposium also presents an opportunity to collectively prepare us for these challenges and
use the strength of extension and advisory services to harness the benefits associated with this inevitable change.
Lastly, the symposium continues to provide the avenue for sharing of and learning from
good EAS practices and research.

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3 - 4 October 2018 | Heritage Hotel, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Host: PhilEASNet-MIMAROPA Chapter

Theme : Strengthening the Harmonization of the Philippine Extension
and Advisory Services for Sustainable Development

About the Symposium
Extension in the Philippines is undergoing a phenomenal expansion from its traditional application in the field of agriculture and fisheries. Recently, there is an increasing recognition of its application in the fields of environment, health, education, business and tourism, among others, traversing themes and different client systems. This expansion has dramatically involved additional players in the government and in the private sector, making the Philippine extension service (PES) more complex than ever. While there are various understandings of extension due to its different applications - and most often used with advisory services - there is also an emergence of a variety of extension approaches and methods developed to fit its expanding application in the field of development.

In this year’s symposium of PhilEASNet, the following specific points will be discussed: 1) the implication of the expanding application of extension in the increased understanding about its theory and practice; and 2) the coming up of a national extension policy that governs the expanding extension system, keeping it rather more harmonized and not losing its strategic focus in a highly fragmented extension system of the country. The key is to build a strategic alliance among diverse PES players that is centered on achieving the goals of agriculture and rural development.

September 30 to October 1, 2015
Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Makati City

THEME:  “Community Resiliency in the Agriculture, Fisheries and Natural Resources Sector Through Responsive Extension Policy”

September 30 to October 1, 2015
Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Makati City

Theme: "Innovative Extension Schemes for Entrepreneurship and Community Transformation under an ASEAN Economic Community"