World Class Speakers at
Franchise Asia Philippines Virtual Conference 2020

Meet our world-renowned speakers and industry experts as they share their practical insights, unique experience, strategies and best practices.

Resource Speaker

Hon.William Dollente Dar, Ph.D
Department of Agriculture
Dr. William D. Dar is the secretary of the Department of Agriculture. He is a champion of the poor especially the small farmers and fisherfolks.

He was awarded the Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) of the Philippines (1988); awarded The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) Award (2016) in cognizance of his servant-leadership instrumental in transforming the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT). In his 15 years of outstanding achievements as Director General of ICRISAT, he championed and institutionalized an overarching strategy called Inclusive Market-Oriented Development (IMOD), in which the farmers become active participants for their own welfare. The same strategy is now being advocated by him in pursuit of inclusive agribusiness in the Philippines.

He now writes a regular weekly column called “Ways of the Oasis” in The Manila Times and published the book titled „The Way Forward: Modernization and Industrialization of the Philippine Agriculture‟. He also advises Go Negosyo in the areas of agriculture and agripreneurship. Presently, he is the Country Representative of Prasad Seeds Philippines Inc.

Dr. Dar obtained his Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education from the Mountain State Agricultural College (MSAC), now BSU, in 1973; Master of Science in Agronomy from MSAC in 1976, and Doctor of Philosophy in Horticulture from the University of the Philippines at Los Baños(UPLB) in 1980. Cognizant of his leadership and laurels, he was awarded eight (8) doctorate degrees honoris causa by various higher educational institutions in the country.


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