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Josefina T. Dizon

Agriculture and Forestry, Best Agroforestry Project (Study Leader) (2007)

Expertise: Agriculture and Forestry, Community Development, Social Sciences

Dr, Josefina T. Dizon is recognized for her important contributions in the field of SEARCA Graduate Alumna, Dr. Josefina T. Dizon is the new Dean of the College of Public Affairs and Development, University of the Philippines Los Baños, effective 24 January 2013. Prior to her new appointment, Dr. Dizon was the Director of CPAf’s Community Innovations Studies Center (CISC). As dean of CPAf, Dr. Dizon will oversee the Institute for Governance and Rural Development (IGRD), Center for Strategic Planning and Policy Studies (CSPPS), as well as the CISC. The curricular programs of CPAf are offered through the IGRD, which includes undergraduate courses in agrarian studies, education, and community education. The CISC and CSPPS on the other hand, develop and manage the research and extension programs of the College. Dr. Dizon finished her PhD in Community Development in 1996 at UPLB through the SEARCA Scholarship Program. To date, there are a total of 351 Filipino graduate alumni of SEARCA, among the 1193 SEARCA Graduate Alumni from Southeast Asia

Affiliation

Associate Professor, Institute of Community Education, College of Public Affairs, UPLB College, Laguna

Director, Institute of Agrarian and Rurban Development Studies, UPLB College, Laguna

Association

    • SEARCA Fellows Association , Auditor
    • PCARRD Scholars Association, Inc., (PSAI), Board of Trustee
    • National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) , Regular Member
    • Philippine Extension Network (PEN) , Lifetime Member
    • Philippine Association of Agricultural Educators, Inc. (PASSAGE), Lifetime Member
    • Asia Pacific Educators Association on Agriculture and Environment (APEAEN), Member
    • Forest and Natural Resources Research Society of the Philippines, Inc. (FORESPI) , Regular Member
    • International Association for the Study of Commons (IASC) , Regular Member
    • Philippine Society for the Study of Nature, Inc. (PSSN) , Lifetime member BOT
    • International Society of Ecological Economics (ISEE) , Regular Member
    • Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture, Philippine Chapter (GSD-HSA) , Lifetime Member
    • Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society , Regular Member

Employment

    • Natural Science Research Center, U.P. Diliman, Res. Asst I, 1979 Ap 1-D 31
    • Natural Science Research Center, U.P. Diliman, Res. Asst. II, 1980 Ja 1-D 31
    • Forestry Development Center College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB, Res. Asst. II, 1981 Mr 2-Je 30
    • Forestry Development Center College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB, Research Forester, 1981 Jl 1-1983 Ap 30
    • Forestry Development Center College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB, Sr. Res. Specialist, 1983 Ap 1-1984 Jl 31
    • Forestry Development Center College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB, Res. Associate, 1984 Jl 1-1989 Je 30
    • Forestry Development Center, Univ. Researcher I, 1989 Jl 1-1995 F 28
    • Forestry Development Center, Univ. Researcher II, 1995 Mr 1-2000 Je 6
    • Forestry Development Center, Univ. Researcher III, 2000 Jl 1-2003 My 5
    • Institute of Community Education College of Public Affairs, UPLB, Asst. Prof. 6, 2003 Je 2-2005 Je 30
    • Institute of Community Education College of Public Affairs, UPLB, Assoc. Prof. 2, 2005 Jl 1-2008 Mr 31
    • Institute of Community Education College of Public Affairs, UPLB, Assoc. Prof. 5, 2008 Ap 1-present

Award

    • Outstanding Extension Program (Team Member) , College of Forestry and Natural Resources, 2003 Je 4
    • Outstanding Research Team (AKECOP) , College of Forestry and Natural Resources , 2006 Ap
    • Outstanding Research Team (AKECOP) , UPLB, 2007 Mr
    • Best Agroforestry Project (Study Leader) , PAFERN, 2007 N
    • Outstanding Research Team (Study Leader) , College of Forestry and Natural Resources, 2008 Ap

Research

    • Social and equity implications and public policy dimensions of innovative technologies: The Philippine experience [On-going]
    • Resource inventory of Angat Watershed Reservation [On-going]
    • Community development specialists studies [On-going]
    • Participatory upland development program for the Dampalit watershed of the Makiling Forest Reserve [On-going]
    • Community empowerment study. [On-going]
    • Impact assessment of community-managed agrarian reform and poverty reduction project. [On-going]
    • Community development specialist project [On-going]
    • A water user fee for households in Metro Manila, Philippines [Completed]
    • Development of Mt Isarog Protection and Conservation Fund [Completed]
    • Assessment of the potential mechanisms to enhance long-term participation of various stakeholders in the Kaliwa Watershed [Completed]
    • Social and equity implications and public policy dimentions of innovative rice and corn technologies: The Philippine experience [On-going]
    • Program on forest restoration of degraded forest ecosystems and biodiversity [On-going]
    • National program assessment on the research and development on forest restoration in the Philippines [On-going]
    • Improving equity and livelihoods in community forestry of the CIFOR-Resources Rights Initiatives (CIFOR-RRI) project [Completed]
    • Towards the development of a sustainable financing mechanism for the conservation of the Ifugao Rice Terraces [Completed]
    • Second agrarian reform communities development project baseline study for the additional 44 ARCs [Completed]
    • Participatory upland development program for the Dampalit watershed of the Makiling Forest reserve [Completed]
    • Comprehensive Ararian Reform Program Impact Assessment (CARP-IA): Micro and Meso Perspectives (Phase II) [Completed]
    • Impact assessment of Community-managed Agrarian Reform and Poverty Reduction Project (CMARRP) [Completed]
    • Resource inventory of Angat Watershed reserve [Completed]
    • Social and equity implications and public policy dimensions of innovative rice and corn technologies-the Philippine Experience [Completed]
    • Program on forest restoration of degraded forest ecosystems and biodiversity [Completed]
    • Development of a water user fee system for the Mt. Isarog Natural Park [Completed]
    • Ecosystems and people: The Philippine MA Sub-Global Assessment [Completed]
    • Improved management of the Angat, Ipo, Umiray and La Mesa watersheds in Luzon, Philippines: A contingent valuation study [Completed]
    • Monitoring and evaluation of OECF forestry sector project in Mariveles, Bataan [Completed]
    • Watershed research development support for Kaliwa Watershed [Completed]
    • Impact assessment of the UNDP-SARDIC Programme [Completed]
    • Rapid assessment of the impact of Agrarian Reform Communities Development Project(ARCDP) [Completed]
    • Selection, design, and implementation of economic instruments for the management of the Philippines Forest Resources [Completed]
    • Creating space for Local Forest Management [Completed]
    • Development of market-based instruments for the Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve [Completed]

Papers Presented

    • Households' Willingness to Pay for Protected Area Conservation, 9th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics, New Delhi, India
    • Rural Life Improvement for Community Development: The Case of the Philippines, Seminar on Rural Life Improvement for Community Development, Lao PDR
    • Policy Reforms in the Management of Forest Resources: The Philippine Experience, 11th Biennial Global Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons, Bali, Indonesia
    • Development of a Water User Fee for the Mt. Isarog Natural Park, Philippines, 11th Biennial Global Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons, Bali, Indonesia
    • Water Users and the Management of the Mt. Isarog Natural Park, Camarines Sur, Philippines: A Contingent Valuation Study, 6th Annual Convention of the Philippine Society for the Study of Nature, Kapalong, Davao del Norte
    • Institutionalization of a Water User Fee for Mt. Isarog Natural Park, 6th Annual Convention of the Philippine Society for the Study of Nature, Kapalong, Davao del Norte
    • The ASEAN-Korea Environmental Cooperation Project: A showcase of environmental cooperation, 2nd International Conference on Agriculture Education and Environment, Suwon, Korea
    • Who Will Tend the Terraces? Keeping the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras in the UNESCO World Heritage List , 10th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Ecological Economics, Nairobi, Kenya
    • Households' Willingness to Pay for Improved Watershed Management: Evidences from the Philippines , 5th International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment, Green Lake Resort, Chiang Mai, Thailand
    • Models for Capturing Consumers? Willingness to Pay for Improved Management of Watersheds: A Comparison , 20th Anniversary and National Conference of the Operations Research Society of the Philippines, Makati Shangri-la , Makati City
    • An Analysis of the first Quarter Implementation of the Participatory Upland Development Program in the Dampalit Watershed of the Makiling Forest Reserve , Philippine National Conference and Annual Meeting of the International Society for Southeast Asian Agricultural Sciences-Philippines
    • Balancing Environmental Integrity and Agricultural Productivity: The Case of Dampalit Watershed, Makiling Forest Reserve, Philippines 2007 , 13th PASSAGE Biennial Conference and International Seminar Workshop on Facilitation for Community Development, Development Academy of the Philippines, Tagaytay City, Philippines
    • Are Households Willing to Pay for Reliable Water Supply? , 44th Philippine Economic Society Conference, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, Manila, Philippines
    • NGOs in the Decentralization of Forest Management: Roles, Issues and Challenges , 7th PRESCO Summer Institute and 4th IRSA International Conference, Bali, Indonesia

Education

    • University of the Philippines at Los Banos (UPLB), College, Laguna, BS Agriculture (Agronomy), 1979 Ap
    • University of the Philippines at Los Banos (UPLB), College, Laguna, Master of Agriculture, 1985
    • University of the Philippines at Los Banos (UPLB), College, Laguna, MS Forestry (Social Forestry), 1990
    • University of the Philippines at Los Banos (UPLB), College, Laguna, PhD Community Development, 1997

Publication

    • Dizon, J.T. Calderon, M.M., Camacho, L.D., et al., (2006) Institutionalization of a water user fee for watershed management.
    • Forest Science and Technology Volume 2(1)
    • Calderon, M.M. Camacho, L.D. Carandang, M.G. Dizon, J.T. et al., (2006) Willingness to pay for improved watershed management: Evidence for Metro Manila, Philippines
    • Forest Science and Technology Volume 2(1)
    • Calderon, M.M. Dizon, J.T. et al., (2006) Water users and the management of the Mt. Isarog Natural Park: A contingent valuation study
    • Journal of Environmental Science and Management Volume 9(1)
    • Pulhin, J.M., Dizon, J.T., (2006) Politics of tenure reform in the Philippines forest land.
    • In: Institutional Dynamics and Statistics. How crises alter the way common pool resources are percieved, used and governed
    • Bugayong, L.A., Dizon, J.T., Mariano, R.R.E., Balahadia, N.M., Castillo, L.C., Breva, R.V., Paelmo, R.F., Lapitan, P.G. , (2008) The Socio-economic dimensions of sustainable management at the Makiling Forest reserve, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines
    • USM R & D Journal Volume 16/1
    • Dizon, J. T., Carandang, A. P., and Cruz, R. V. O., (2007) Development of accreditation criteria for forest occupants in the Makiling Forest Reserve
    • USM R & D Journal Volume 15/2
    • Dizon, J. T. and Pulhin, J. M. , (2005) Stakeholders' participation in the sustainable management of the Kaliwa Watershed
    • USM R & D Journal Volume 13/1
    • Dizon, J.T. , (2004) Devolution and co-management of forest resources: A comparative impact analysis of two integrated Social Forestry Projects
    • Journal of Environmental Science and Management Volume 7/2
    • Dizon, J.T., (1997 Ja-Je) Community organizing for People's Empowerment: The case of two Community Forestry Projects
    • Pterocarpus
    • Calderon, M.M., and Dizon, J.T., (2007) Households willingness to pay for improved Watershed Management: Evidences from the Philippines
    • In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Southeast Asian Water Environment Volume 5
    • Dizon, J.T., Rebugio, L.L., Camacho, L.D. and Calderon, M.M., (2006) The ASEAN-Korea Environmental Cooperation Project: A showcase of environmental cooperation
    • In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agriculture Education and Environment, Suwon, Korea
    • Rebugio, L.L., Dizon, J.T., and Espiritu, N.O. , (2001) Institutional and policy support to woodfuel development in the Philippines
    • FAO-Regional Wood Energy Development Programme, Bangkok, Thailand Volume 60
    • Mallion, F.K., Dizon, J.T. and Diamante, L.C., (1992) Farmers' tree breeding objectives in Mindoro
    • Winrock International, Bangkok, Thailand

Trainings

    • Training Methodologies and Facilitating Techniques, 1991 Ag 1-2, IFC, UPLB-CF
    • UPLB Gender Program for Rural Development Planning Workshop, 1992 Ja 21-22, CEC, UPLB
    • Correspondence Course on Designing Effective Research Proposal, 1992 Fe-My 31, Bangkok, Thailand
    • Gender Perspective and Analysis Training Workshop, 1993 Jl 15-17, SEARCA
    • Seminar Workshop for College Teaching, 2003 Je 2-6, UPLB Operations Room
    • The Art of Questioning for Teachers, 2003 Ag 13, CAS Auditorium, UPLB
    • Multiple Intelligences Seminar, 2003 O 13, CAS Auditorium, UPLB
    • Refresher Course on Participatory Methods in Development Works, 2006 My 23, Operations Room, UPLB
    • Seminar on Rural Life Improvement for Community Development, 2006 O 30-N 3, Vientiane, Lao PDR
    • Training on Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation, 2006 Je 28, TREES, CFNR
    • International Workshop on Facilitation for Community Development, 2007 S 20-21, DAP