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Biosafety Expert (EXP)

published: 26 Nov 2008 last updated: 02 Jan 2014
General information
Profile of the expert
Familiarity and technical knowledge on the issues concerning the social economic impacts of LMOs, in addition his vast experience in the field of biosafety, having served as the Community Representative of the National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines (NCBP) from 2000 to 2008 and of the DOST-Biosafety Committee from 2009 to the present.
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- Person: Dr. Leonardo Gonzales | BCH-CON-PH-254355-3
Person
Dr. Leonardo Gonzales
One Tepeyac Place, Governor Luis Road, Putho-tuntungin
College, Laguna
, Philippines
Phone: +63 49 5366018, +63 49 536-5535, +63 917 8344802,
Fax: +63 49 5366018, +63 49 536-5535,
Website:
1943
  • Filipino
Details of current employment
SIKAP/STRIVE Inc. (STRIVE)
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Non-governmental organization (NGO)
Policy Research on Agribusiness and Agribiotechnology
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1994-01-04-01
Non-governmental organization (NGO)
Supervises all activities of the foundation.
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Employment history
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • United States of America
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 2023 K Street NW, Washington D.C. 20006-1002 USA (IFPRI)
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Policy Research on Food and Agriculture
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1980-01-01-01
1992-12-31-01
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
Coordinated Food Policy Researches in Southeast Asian countries
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Post-secondary education A. Formal education
First Degree
B.S., Education (cum laude)
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St. Mary's University, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
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1960-06-01-01
1965-03-31-01
Second Degree
M.S., Economics
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Asian Social Institute, Manila, Philippines
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1968-05-01-01
1971-03-31-01
Third Degree
M.S., Economics
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Asian Social Institute, Manila, Philippines
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1968-05-01-01
1971-03-31-01
Areas of expertise
  • Biosafety systems development and implementation expertise
  • Agricultural and rural development
  • Biosafety legislation and regulation
  • Socio-economic considerations regarding LMOs
Publications
  • Breaking New Ground: The Prospects of Enhancing the Corn Sector’s Competitiveness Through Biotechnology (2000)
  • Food Carrying and Income Generating Capacities of the Rice Sector (2002) (Awarded Best Publication by the NAST in July 2007)
  • Harnessing the Benefits of Biotechnology: The Case of Bt Corn in the Philippines (2005)
Professional memberships
  • National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines, 1999 to present
Language proficiency
  • Tagalog (Tagalog)
Language Level
English excellent
Tagalog excellent
Any other relevant information
Very proactive in monitoring the transcendental effects of biotechnology in the Philippines
Nomination Type
Roster of Experts
Birth Place
Philippines
Other Publications

Around 180 technical articles related to agricultural policy, feasibility studies, economics of food, agriculture, and agribusiness (file to be sent separately)
Relevant Awards

BS Education, cum laude, St. Mary’s University Fulbright-Hays Scholar 1971-1976
Outstanding Alumnus, St. Mary’s University, 1982
Outstanding Alumnus, St. Jerome’s Academy, 2002
Lifetime Achievement Award, Philippine Agricultural Economics and Development Association, 2003
Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society for Agriculture, 1974
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