HSSE 'Brown Bag' Seminar - Viable insertion in agribusiness value chains? Seaweed farming after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Iloilo Province, Philippines

HSSE 'Brown Bag' Seminar - Viable insertion in agribusiness value chains? Seaweed farming after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Iloilo Province, Philippines

Date & Time

03 February 2016, 10:30 - 03 February 2016, 11:30

Venue

NIE 3-02-27

Department

Humanities & Social Studies Education (HSSE)

Category

Seminars

Events Details

Abstract

This seminar will provide an academic assessment of the upstream agribusiness value chain and rural livelihood challenges after the November 2013 typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) that devastated many coastal communities in central Philippines. Based on a survey and semi-structured interviews among fisher folk/seaweed farmers and other stakeholders in Iloilo Province, this presentation lays bare the limited viability of the seaweed value chain as a result of the recurring typhoon threat, other environmental pressures and a disabling regional political economy. The empirical results have a wider significance for coastal, rural development in Southeast Asia; namely in the spheres of diversification strategies, upstream vertical coordination and upgrading.

About the Speaker

Dr. Andriesse’s research interests are in economic geography and development of Southeast Asia. He has fieldwork experience in countries such as Thailand, Malaysia and Laos. At present his research is focused on the central Philippines. The major topics he is keen to explore include regional inclusive development and agricultural value chains. He teaches courses related to development geography in Asia and Europe. Before joining Seoul National University, he has worked for four years at the International College of Khon Kaen University, Thailand.

For more information, please contact HSSE ‘Brown Bag’ Seminar Convenor Sim Yong Huei at yonghuei.sim@nie.edu.sg or Rahil Ismail at rahil.ismail@nie.edu.sg