AAACU

History of AAACU prepared by Editha C. Cedicol AAACUlogo
AAACU History  pdf

On 1 May 1972, the Asian Association of Agricultural Colleges and Universities (AAACU) was officially formed during the Second Agricultural College and University Seminar at the Pines Hotel in Baguio City, Philippines.

Objectives

With the firm belief that institutions of higher learning have the responsibility of “contributing to the improvement of human condition” the Asian Association of Agricultural Colleges and Universities formulated the following objectives, which have guided the AAACU in all its activities since its establishment:

a. To help enhance the effectiveness of programs in agricultural instruction, research and extension;
b. To formulate of promulgate plans, programs, and policies that will enable the members institutions to achieve common or similar goals;
c. To determine ways and means by which member institutions maybe able to build strong linkages among institutions and agencies serving agriculture; and
d. To exchange experiences among the members as to the means by which they can contribute more effectively to the advancement of human welfare in Asia.

Founding Members

The signatories to the adoption of the Constitution of AAACU represented the 17 Asian institutions of higher learning in agriculture from nine countries, namely: Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Republic of China, Malaysia, Korea, South Vietnam, Turkey and Iran.

2016-2018 AAACU Executive Board

EDGARDO E. TULIN – President
University President
Visayas State University
6521-A Visca, Baybay, Leyte PHILIPPINES
Email: edgardo.tulin@vsu.edu.ph

WEERAPON THONGMA – First Vice-President
Vice-President for Networking Development and
Associate Professor
Maejo University
Sansai, Chiangmai 50290, THAILAND
Email: weerapon.mju@gmail.com

KAZUHITO KAWAKITA – Second Vice-President
Dean and Professor
Graduate School of Bio-agricultural Sciences
Nagoya University, JAPAN
Email:

LEE S. YUDIN – Board Member
Dean and Professor
College of Natural and Applied Sciences
University of Guam
Mangilao, Guam 96923, USA
Email: lyudin@triton.uog.edu

ABDUL SHUKOR JURAIMI – Board Member
Dean Faculty of Agriculture
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
43400 Serdang, Selangor, MALAYSIA
Email: dean.agri@upm.my

HIROSHI OGAWA – Immediate Past President
Dean Faculty of Agriculture
Tokyo University of Agriculture
1737, Funako, Atsugi, Kanagawa, 243-0034, Japan
Email: ogawah@nodai.ac.jp

AAACU SECRETARIAT:
ENRICO P. SUPANGCO – Executive Secretary and Treasurer
Dean and Professor College of Agriculture
University of the Philippines Los Baños College
4031 Laguna, PHILIPPINES
Email: epsupangco@up.edu.ph

GIL C. SAGUIGUIT JR. – Fund Manager
Director SEAMEO SEARCA
Los Baños 4031 Laguna, PHILIPPINES
Email: gcs@searca.org

FILMA C. CALALO – Technical Assistant
Assistant Professor/AAACU Technical Assistant
College of Agriculture
University of the Philippines Los Baños College
4031 Laguna, PHILIPPINES
Email: fccalalo@up.edu.ph

JUANITA M. LARASI – Administrative Assistant
Administrative Officer
College of Agriculture Office of the Dean
University of the Philippines Los Baños College
4031 Laguna, PHILIPPINES
Email: jmlarasi@up.edu.ph

Programs

Faculty and Administrator Exchange
Student Exchange
Study Tours
International Symposium
Information Drive;
Curriculum Development
Textbook Writing

 

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Biennial Convention as well as seminars and workshops.

Organizes
Training programs and carries out fund-raising activities.