Greetings to fellow crop scientists, technologists and extensionists – indeed the engines and drivers of change in the countryside and everywhere else where food is produced, processed, cooked and enjoyed.
From across the academes, public research institutions and private companies, we continue to unite together, reinforce one another and build on the disciplines that have shaped our careers, and through which we have helped provide livelihood and raised the quality of life especially the marginalized. Yet, there is no time to bask as the challenges posed by climate change, and various stresses keep lurking and threatening farm productivity. Hence, let us continue to work with passion and dedication, and serve our people in the ways we know, and through the society we love – the Crop Science Society of the Philippines (CSSP).
Our CSSP continues to be the flagship crop science association in the Philippines. Through all the efforts and contributions of everyone, we have sustained our regular activities. Foremost is the Philippine Journal of Crop Science (PJCS) which is now on its 43rd year of publication. Keep on supporting our journal through submission of quality papers and regular subscription.
Our Scientific Conference remains to be the most-awaited event of the Society, much like a pilgrimage to our own mecca of scientific exchange and sharing among crop-minded disciples. And this year, our mecca will be in Legazpi City, Albay flanked by the sea and the endless grace of Mount Mayon.
Let us keep in touch through the pages of PJCS, the sessions at the CSSP conference, and through the CSSP website in the cyberspace. My sincerest gratitude to all.
Marissa V. Romero, PhD
CSSP President, 2017-2018