The Security and Safety Office (SSO) under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs paid a courtesy visit to Cynthia N. Quintans, chief of the Los Baños Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (LB MDRRMO) on July 8.

The meeting sought to coordinate activities for National Disaster Resilience Month that would strengthen the disaster resilience and future-proofing initiatives of UPLB.

UPLB will be holding the 3rd International Conference on Energy and Environmental Economics (ENERCON 2022) on July 28-29.

The virtual conference will be organized by the Department of Economics under the College of Economics and Management and will have the theme, “Harnessing sustainable energy and ensuring resilient environments toward economic recovery.”

It will showcase papers from local and foreign universities and research institutions and will cover topics on sustainable development, economy-environment linkages, environment and energy policy, and natural resource valuation and management.

Nine mango varieties and selections were unveiled at a press conference of the Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) on June 8, 2022.

The mangoes were identified by the Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB) in the University of Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) through a program funded by PCAARRD and led by plant breeding scientist Carolyn Alcasid. 

UPLB formalized its partnership with Rotary International District 3820 by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the former to plant trees on a 20-ha area at the UPLB Laguna-Quezon Land Grant (LQLG) in Siniloan, Laguna.

The MOU, signed by both parties at a brief ceremony on April 30, covers the Rise Up 4 Sierra Madre District Legacy and Kick-Off, a long-term reforestation project by Rotary Club.

UPLB offered the land in UPLB LQLG for Rotary International District 3820 to plant trees.

IN its bid to co-create safe, empowered and sustainable communities, AboitizPower subsidiary Therma Luzon Inc. (TLI) has signed an agreement with the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) to implement a community baseline program in its host communities in Pagbilao, Quezon province.

The research program will be conducted by UPLB-Barangay Integrated Development Approach for Nutrition Improvement (Bidani) and UPLB Foundations Inc. (UPLBFI) in Barangay Ilayang Polo and Barangay Ibabang Polo.

Under the MOU, the agency will seek the expertise of UPLB’s Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB) for seeds and the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (NIMBB) for biotechnology inputs.

UPLB-IPB will undertake programs supporting the production of seeds, scions, stocks, plantations, fruits, vegetables, legumes, root crops, rice, corn, cassava, and adlai.

Meanwhile, UPLB-NIMBB will support the production of biofertilizers, feed ingredients or supplements, probiotics, and other products of biotechnology.