Stanford Fellow to Present at International Biofuels Conference in Manila

Laguna, Philippines, October 06, 2007 --( Multi-awarded Stanford University senior fellow Dr. Scott Rozelle will speak at an international biofuels conference on 7-8 October 2007 at Renaissance Hotel, Makati City, Philippines. He will discuss global/regional biofuel trends.

Rozelle, a member of Stanford's new Food, Security, and the Environment Program, is part of Stanford University’s Biofuels Research Project. He has authored over 50 publications. His papers have been published in top academic journals such as the Journal of Economic Literature, Science, and Nature. He currently chairs the International Advisory Board of the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy and serves as co-director of the Agricultural Issues Center (University of California).

The conference where Rozelle will speak is titled Biofuels Development in Southeast and East Asia: Policy Issues and Research Agenda. It will gather key stakeholders in energy development to discuss a systematic and research-based impact assessment initiative on biofuel development in the Southeast and East Asia region. Results of the confab will be developed into a project proposal on the “Effects of Emerging Biofuels on Agricultural Development, Food Security, Poverty and the Environment: with specific focus on Southeast and East Asia.”

The conference is organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy (CCAP), together with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture
Maria Angela Abad