UPLB graduate Anjanette Tadena wins Int’l Youth Leaders Agribusiness Incubator Competition in Laos

  University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Agriculture graduate Anjanette S. Tadena has won the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Agribusiness Incubator Workshop Pitch Competition held in Pakse, Lao PDR. The Filipino agriculturist working with the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Soils and Water Management (DA-BSWM) represented the...

Alumni in Focus

These are stories of three people who chased their dreams and are now shining at the top of the ladder of success. They shine not only because they are on top of the companies they belong to, but also because of their advocacies which they promote while handling different projects...

Staying grounded

“All the people you share a moment of your life automatically contributes to your growth as a person.“ Borrowing the words of this humble man, one can never deny that riding jeepneys with high school classmates are part in the molding. Through his ride of becoming who he is today,...

Planting seeds of hope

The heroes we see on television and on the big screen are all wearing capes with extraordinary superpowers, but on the airwaves, there was once a hero who wore headphones and spoke in front of a microphone possessing the superpower in the form of a fully equipped knowledge and experience...

Dr. Ramon Barba: Science ‘against all odds

The story of Dr. Ramon Barba's discovery of the chemical that helped launched Philippine mangoes in the international market is one for the books. This very same chemical also launched his career in plant physiology, and ultimately, helped pave the way for him to be called a National Scientist. Dr....

UPLB couple chooses path of public service

She would refer to him as her “greatest assistant” while he would call her his best “research collaborator.” Their most recent work together was to discover a parasitoid, a wasp-like insect and a “natural enemy” of the coconut scale insect or “cocolisap,” which has infested hundreds of hectares of coconut...

UPLB scientists discover ‘metal-eating’ plant

Scientists from the University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) have discovered a plant in Zambales that "eats" nickel. Named Rinorea niccolifera ("niccolum" - Neo Latin for nickel; "fer" - to yield, to contain), this shrub "hyperaccumulates" nickel in its leaves, with concentrations reaching more than 18,000 micrograms of nickel per...

Dr. William Dar gets FABA special award 2014

In recognition of his relentless efforts to improve the livelihoods of poor smallholder farmers in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, Dr. William D. Dar (PhDH 1980), director-general of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), was conferred the prestigious Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA) Special Award 2014. Dr....