Three SEANAFE MS Research Fellowship Batch 2 grantees successfully defended their thesis recently. They are Ms. Penny Pujowati from Institut Pertanian Bogor, Indonesia; Ms. Shierel Vallesteros from the University of the Philippines Los Banos; and Ms. Truong Thi Pinh from Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry, Vietnam.
The grantees’ research topics were as follows:
1. “Agroforestry landscape management plan for Karang Mumus River Basin, the down stream of Mahakam watershed, East Kalimantan” for Ms. Pujowati which she defended in August 2009.
2. “Development of oil ideotypes in selected provenances of Jatropha curcas” for Ms. Vallesteros which she defended in September 2009.
3. “Assessment of the fixed carbon dioxide capability of some protection afforestation types in upstream region of Bo River in Thua Thien, Hue Province, Vietnam” for Ms. Pinh which she defended in September 2009.
The three grantees are among the 6 MS students that SEANAFE accepted as Batch 2 MS Research Fellows for 2008-2009. The other grantees are expected to complete their MS degrees by end of October 2009.