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Institute of Agriculture and Related Sciences

AUGIE E. FUENTES, Ph.D.

President

GERONIMA M. ESTIMADA, Ph.D.

Dean-IARS

GRACIELA L. CABALLERO

Dept. Chairperson, Agroforestry

JUAN P. AGUDERA JR.

Dept. Chairperson, Agriculture

RAE KATHERINE ADONA

Dept. Chairperson, DevCom

The Institute of Agroforestry (UPLB-IAF), Benguet State University (BSU), and the Philippine Agroforestry Education and Research Network (PAFERN) are holding the 7 the National Agroforestry Congress in BSU, La Trinidad, Benguet on Nov. 14-16.

With the theme “Promoting Agroforestry for Sustainable Development,” the congress is aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

The congress will feature plenary and concurrent sessions that will discuss the ecological basis of using agroforestry for sustainable development. It will also tackle agroforestry’s capability to create sustainable livelihoods for small farmers, and the opportunities and constraints in institutionalizing agroforestry policies. Participants, composed of researchers, practitioners, policymakers, educators, and students, will visit ecotourism sites in Benguet.

 

Scientific Research IARS

 

The scientific method is an empirical method of acquiring knowledge that has characterized the development of science since at least the 17th century. It involves careful observation, applying rigorous skepticism about what is observed, given that cognitive assumptions can distort how one interprets the observation. It involves formulating hypotheses, via induction, based on such observations; experimental and measurement-based testing of deductions drawn from the hypotheses; and refinement (or elimination) of the hypotheses based on the experimental findings. These are principles of the scientific method, as distinguished from a definitive series of steps applicable to all scientific enterprises
Though diverse models for the scientific method are available, there is in general a continuous process that includes observations about the natural world. People are naturally inquisitive, so they often come up with questions about things they see or hear, and they often develop ideas or hypotheses about why things are the way they are. The best hypotheses lead to predictions that can be tested in various ways. The most conclusive testing of hypotheses comes from reasoning based on carefully controlled experimental data. Depending on how well additional tests match the predictions, the original hypothesis may require refinement, alteration, expansion, or even rejection. If a particular hypothesis becomes very well supported, a general theory may be developed.
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