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Asian economic development study abroad January 2010<br />Presentation to the Norman Borlaug Institute<br />
Trip Overview: Tourism<br />Fort Santiago<br />José Rizal was imprisoned here<br />Destroyed in the Spanish-Chinese War<br...
Trip Overview: Tourism<br />Sigiriya Rock <br />Ancient rock fortress and palace<br />Inhabited by King Kasyapa<br />Locat...
Trip Overview: Tourism<br />The Rock Temple<br />One of the oldest Buddhist shrines<br />In use since Pre-Christian times<...
Trip Overview: Tourism<br />Other types of tourism…<br />
Trip Overview: International Rice Research Institute<br />Reduce poverty through improved and diversified rice-based syste...
Trip Overview: International Water Management Institute<br />“The next war will be over water, but water can be an instrum...
Trip Overview: Nilmini Estates Tea Plantation<br />Nilmini Estates and Ahinsa Tea<br />Tea leaf picking <br />Black tea pr...
Trip Overview: ADB<br />Vision: An Asia and Pacific free of poverty<br />Headquarters in Manila, there are 26 field office...
Student Research | Alec Weissgerber<br />Climate Change and the Problems Asia Faces<br />Exponential Population Growth<br ...
Student Research | Hailey Jett<br />Agriculture and Economic Issues Facing the Philippines and Sri Lanka Due to Inadequate...
Crop yields are significantly lower due to droughts
Repairs to damaged irrigation canals and improving infrastructure is critical to improving these economies </li></ul>Agric...
Student Research | Ryan Collett<br />Pumped Storage Hydroelectricity <br />Kalayaan Pumped Storage Arm of <br />	CBK-Hydro...
Student Research | Melissa LaReau<br />Philippines and the Millennium Development Goals<br />The Philippines have seen sig...
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  1. 1. Asian economic development study abroad January 2010<br />Presentation to the Norman Borlaug Institute<br />
  2. 2. Trip Overview: Tourism<br />Fort Santiago<br />José Rizal was imprisoned here<br />Destroyed in the Spanish-Chinese War<br />Once the premier defense fortress of the Spanish Government in the Philippines<br />
  3. 3. Trip Overview: Tourism<br />Sigiriya Rock <br />Ancient rock fortress and palace<br />Inhabited by King Kasyapa<br />Located within the Cultural Triangle<br />Considered one of the most important urban planning sites of the first millenium<br />
  4. 4. Trip Overview: Tourism<br />The Rock Temple<br />One of the oldest Buddhist shrines<br />In use since Pre-Christian times<br />Composed of five caves, which have been converted into shrine rooms<br />
  5. 5. Trip Overview: Tourism<br />Other types of tourism…<br />
  6. 6. Trip Overview: International Rice Research Institute<br />Reduce poverty through improved and diversified rice-based systems<br />Ensure rice production that is sustainable, stable, and has minimal negative environmental impact<br />Improve the health of rice farmers and consumers <br />
  7. 7. Trip Overview: International Water Management Institute<br />“The next war will be over water, but water can be an instrument of peace.” –IWMI<br />Member of CGIAR since 1984<br />Headquartered near the Sri Lankan capital city<br /> of Colombo<br />Moved beyond “more crop per drop” (IIMI)<br />4 Research Themes: Water Availability; Productive Use; Quality, Health, and Environment; and Water and Society<br />Many PhD students due their field research in collaboration with IWMI<br />Ethiopia Research <br />
  8. 8. Trip Overview: Nilmini Estates Tea Plantation<br />Nilmini Estates and Ahinsa Tea<br />Tea leaf picking <br />Black tea production and tea factory<br />Withering<br />Rolling<br />Fermentation<br />Firing<br />Labor-friendly atmosphere<br />Nature-friendly atmosphere<br />
  9. 9. Trip Overview: ADB<br />Vision: An Asia and Pacific free of poverty<br />Headquarters in Manila, there are 26 field offices<br />President has to be Asian<br />2/3 of the world’s poor are in this region<br />ADB's main instruments comprise loans, technical assistance, grants, advice, and knowledge<br />Poverty has been reduced by half in the past decade<br />
  10. 10. Student Research | Alec Weissgerber<br />Climate Change and the Problems Asia Faces<br />Exponential Population Growth<br />Water Scarcity<br />Possible Effects<br />Possible Solutions<br />
  11. 11. Student Research | Hailey Jett<br />Agriculture and Economic Issues Facing the Philippines and Sri Lanka Due to Inadequate Water Supply and Quality<br />Economic Issues<br /><ul><li>Ability for women to be employed is affected due to scarcity of water
  12. 12. Crop yields are significantly lower due to droughts
  13. 13. Repairs to damaged irrigation canals and improving infrastructure is critical to improving these economies </li></ul>Agriculture Issues<br />Poorest rice producing farmers produce crops under rainfed conditions<br />Water conflicts between hydropower and irrigation <br />40% of the world’s irrigated area is adversely affected by salinity<br />
  14. 14. Student Research | Ryan Collett<br />Pumped Storage Hydroelectricity <br />Kalayaan Pumped Storage Arm of <br /> CBK-Hydroelectric Complex <br />Allows generation to meet peak<br /> demand<br />Underground Pumped Storage<br />Recreation Opportunities <br />Waterfall<br />Disneyworld style canoe ride<br />Convinced of future in Philippines<br />
  15. 15. Student Research | Melissa LaReau<br />Philippines and the Millennium Development Goals<br />The Philippines have seen significant economic growth but an increase in poverty<br />Philippines are succeeding in many MDGs but are still lacking in many areas<br />Will likely achieve<br />Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger<br />Goal 4: Reduce child mortality <br />Goal 6: Combat HIV, AIDS, malaria and other diseases<br />Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development<br />Will likely not achieve<br />Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education<br />Goal 3: Promote gender equality<br />Goal 5: Improve maternal health (most likely goal to not achieve)<br />Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability<br />
  16. 16. Student Research | Andrea Roberts<br />“A Model for Effective National Biofuels Policy in Southeast Asia”<br />Research Question: An effective national biofuels policy aims to secure sustainable production and profitability. What are the critical tenets of an effective national biofuels policy for developing Southeast Asian economies? <br />Part I: Indicators for Biofuels Development in Southeast Asia<br />Part II: Benefits to Effective Biofuels Development<br />Part III: National Biofuels Policy in Southeast Asia<br />
  17. 17. Thank you.<br />At this time we will take questions.<br />

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