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Higher Education for Sustainable Agriculture: Working for food and nutrition security in the Philippines

This Policy Brief describes the state of the art in agriculture education in the Philippines, provides an overview of the environmental concerns linked to agriculture in the country and the implications for higher education, and makes recommendations on how to resolve national agro-environmental issues and improve higher education in order to increase the sustainability of agriculture. The Brief contains recommendations by the SIANI Higher Education for Sustainable Agriculture (HESA) Philippines Experts’ Group, made at a two-day dialogue and ‘write-shop’ held at the University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus, on 22–23 July 2015.

This policy brief was written by the members of the Philippines SIANI Experts’ Group on Higher Education for Sustainable Agriculture.

Authors: Teodoro Mendoza, Cely S. Binoya, Lolita Colting, Ma. Cristeta Cuaresma, Nova Ramos, Lutgarda Tolintino, Carolina Santillana, Santiago Utzurrum, Joy Jamago, Danilo Jusue, Otinggue Masner, Berta Ratilla, Nestor Baguinon, Pablito M. Villegas, Abner T. Montecalvo, Edgar M Libetario, Fidela P Bongat, and Frank A Hilario

Editors: Wayne Nelles, SIANI Experts’ Group on Higher Education for Sustainable Agriculture (HESA) in Southeast Asia; Matthew Fielding, Project Manager, and Rajesh Daniel, Communications Coordinator, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Asia


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