Symposiums

October 14-15 2021

Virtual AFFNR Extension Symposium and PhilEASNet General Assembly

THEME : " Governance of Extension Systems for the new future"

RATIONALE

After a year that passed since COVID-19 broke, extension and advisory services (EAS) continue to face challenges and realities that have worsened because of the pandemic. EAS actors need to be fully aware of these challenges and realities to come up with relevant EAS interventions that are geared towards collectively meeting the goals of inclusive and sustainable agriculture and food systems for food security and sovereignty. However, sheer relevance does not always guarantee the attainment of expected results. Most often, success is a result of effective governance. This is important, especially when dealing with the prevailing health and economic crisis and an uncertain future.

October 8-11 2019

Bohol tropics Hotel, Tagbilaran City, Bohol

THEME : " Facing the Challenges of the 4IR through Extension and Advisory services"

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 wipes 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.These questions elicit

October 3-4 2018

Heritage Hotel , Pasay City

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

BRIEF ABOUT THE EVENT

Background and Rationale 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. The academic community, particularly the higher education institutes (HEIs) and state universities and colleges (SUCs), has situated extension among its three major pillars with instruction and research.

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