Dr. Myer Guerrero Mula
A renowned international scientist, he was the (Former) Senior Scientist on Seed System of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India from 2008 to 2016. He has been instrumental in enhancing, strengthening and developing seed system model to sustain quality peanut, pigeonpea, and chickpea seeds in India, Africa and Philippines.
At the beginning of his career, he was involved with the private agricultural sector for 10 years then moved through the government sector with various designations under the Department of Agriculture – Cordillera Administrative Region. He has served as the Rice and Corn Coordinator; High Value Commercial Crop (HVCC) Coordinator; Bureau of Agriculture and Fisheries Product Standards (BAFPS) Regional Focal Person; GOAL 1 Regional Focal Person of the Medium-Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP) of the Department of Agriculture-Cordillera Administrative Region (DA-CARFU); Head of the Monitoring Unit of the Highland Agriculture Development Project (HADP) and Head of the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Division of the Cordillera Highland Agricultural Resource Management Project (CHARMP), a foreign assisted projects of the Department of Agriculture in the Philippines. His experiences and expertise also include proposal development and project benefit monitoring and evaluation (PBME).
He authored and co-authored more than 100 scientific publications (Books, Monographs, peer-reviewed scientific Journals, Paper Presentations). In 2010, he is the corresponding author of a book entitled ‘Lifting the Level of Awareness on Pigeonpea: A Global Perspective’ which was launched by Dr MS Swaminathan, dubbed as India’s ‘Father of Green Revolution’. For manifesting his utmost professional competence and outstanding contribution on the field of Agriculture especially on Seed Systems, he is an Honorary Board Member (Technical/Editorial) of the Green Farming International Journal of Applied Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences since 2011.
To date, aside from the present designation, he is also the National Program Director for Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) and Special Adviser for Research and Seed System of the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI).