Symposium

Symposium

STRENGTHENING THE PHILIPPINE AGRICULTURE, FISHERY, FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES (AFFNR) EXTENSION FOR RURAL TRANSFORMATION

October 3-4, 2017

Crown Legacy Hotel, Kisad Road, Baguio City

The emerging trends in extension and advisory services to enhance rural transformation in a globalized era pose opportunities and challenges to the Philippine Extension System.  To keep abreast with the changing conditions in the agriculture, fishery, forestry and natural resources (AFFNR) sectors, the Philippine Extension and Advisory Services Network will hold the 2017 AFFNR Extension Symposium at the Crown Legacy Hotel, Baguio City on October 2-5, 2017.  The Symposium aims to generate a healthy and productive exchange of new ideas and best extension practices to strengthen the governance, extension modalities and competencies of extension professionals and practitioners.

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”

Present global and local conditions are putting the agriculture, fisheries and natural resources (AFNR) sector of the country at greater risks.  The negative impacts of globalization and its regional expression of ASEAN economic integration, climate change and other disasters, political changes and the threat of terrorism put together are increasingly intensifying the sector’s vulnerability although at some point they provide opportunities for growth. This reality poses a big challenge to extension agencies and professionals: How can they altogether help AFNR communities build their resiliency from the risks brought about by the emerging contexts?

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"

The inevitable entry of the Philippines into the era of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in this second and a half decade of the 21st Century has intensified the call for all sectors of society – including the agriculture, fisheries, forestry and natural (AFNR) sectors – to be more competitive and collaborative. While there are perceived threats for the collapse of some industries, there are nonetheless enumerable opportunities for growth. The key is to harness the potentials of communities toward entrepreneurship.