Dindo M. Campilan


International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) - Asia Regional Office

c/o AGI, Pham Van Dong, Hanoi, Vietnam

Tel: +4 94 5310269

Email: d.campilan@cgiar.org



Agricultural social scientist with research interests in:

  • Agricultural value chains and markets Sustainable livelihoods and food systems
  • Climate-smart agriculture Program monitoring and evaluation
  • Knowledge and innovation systems Science management



PhD in Agriculture and Environmental Science, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, 1995.

Published dissertation: Learning to change, changing to learn: managing natural resources for sustainable agriculture in the Philippine uplands.



International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), CGIAR

  • Director for Asia (2014 – now, Vietnam)

Manages CIAT’s regional research program and team comprising five key themes: cassava value chains, forages-livestock systems, agricultural landscapes and soil ecology, climate change and ecosystem services, value chains and food systems.

International Potato Center (CIP), CGIAR

  • Senior food security and livelihood specialist - Asia (2012-2014 Hanoi, Vietnam)
  • Regional science leader - Asia Sweetpotato (2011-12 Los Banos, Philippines)
  • Regional leader for South, West and Central Asia (2008-11 Delhi, India)
  • Adjunct scientist (CIP sabbatical), China Agricultural University (2006 Beijing, China)
  • Regional coordinator, UPWARD Partnership Program (1999-2008 Los Banos, Philippines)
  • Research Fellow, program monitoring and evaluation (1995-98 Los Banos, Philippines)

Affiliation With Other CGIAR Centers

  • Affiliate scientist, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), 2001-08
  • Affiliate scientist, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), 2008-10

International Institute for Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)

  • Assistant director for research (1995 Cavite, Philippines)

Visayas State University (VSU) – formerly Visayas State College of Agriculture

  • Assistant professor/Science research specialist (1988-91 Leyte, Philippines)
  • Instructor (1985-86 Leyte, Philippines)



  • John Dillon Fellow in advanced research management 2011, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)
  • Outstanding Alumnus award 2008, UPLB
  • Visiting Fellow in program evaluation 2003, Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)
  • Visiting Fellow in international technical cooperation 2001, Nagoya University/Japan
  • One of the Ten Outstanding Young Scientists in the Philippines 2001, National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)
  • Miracles of Science Award for Young Scientists 2001, DuPont International
  • One of the Ten Outstanding Student Leaders in the Philippines 1985, ASEAN Youth Foundation




  • Co-strengthening capacities in cassava crop health in the Philippines, leader 2016-now. Donor: DA-BAR
  • Value chain tools and capacity needs assessment in Vietnam, leader 2015 – now. Donor: CGIAR-PIM.
  • Food resilience in upland and coastal farming communities in Asia-Pacific through root and tuber crops, co-leader 2015-now, Donors: EU and IFAD
  • Integrated agricultural technologies for enhanced adaptive capacity and resilient livelihoods in climatesmart villages (CSVs) of Southeast Asia, leader 2015- now . Donor: CGIAR-CCAFS.
  • Food security through Asian root and tuber crops (RTCs), FoodSTART (Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Philippines), leader 2011-2014. Donor: IFAD.
  • Linking vegetable farmers to markets in Central and West Java, Indonesia, leader 2008-12. Donor: ACIAR.
  • Sweetpotato livelihood development for disaster-prone communities in the Philippines, co-leader 2008-12. Donor: PCARRD.
  • Linking smallholder producers to environmentally progressive markets (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam), leader of CIP collaborating team 2008-12. Donor: IFAD sub grant through International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).
  • Strategic capacity development and evaluation for community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) in East and Southeast Asia¸leader 2007-09. Donor: IDRC.
  • Promoting high beta-carotene sweetpotato for Vitamin A nutrition improvement in eastern India, coleader 2007-09. Donor: Micronutrient Initiative (MI) and NABARD.
  • Strengthening regional capacity in participatory research for sustainable agriculture and natural resource management in South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka), leader 2004-06. Donor: IDRC and IFAD.
  • Integrated upland agricultural development using participatory approaches (China, Lao PDR, and Vietnam), co-leader. 2003-06. Donor: IFAD.



  • Manalili, N. and Campilan. 2016. Facilitating value chain analysis and development. Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo, Japan. In print.
  • Campilan, D. , R. Quiroz, A. Bertuso. Yield gap analysis for root and tuber crops -- sweetpotato, cassava and potato: regional capacity building highlights. CGIAR-CCAFS research brief. 4pp.
  • Devaux, A., M. Ordinola, S. Mayanja, Campilan and D. Horton. 2013. The participatory market chain approach (PMCA): from the Andes to Africa and Asia. Papa Andina Innovation Brief. CIP, Lima, Peru. 4pp.
  • Campilan, D. Enhancing farmers’ capacity to link with markets. In: The Supermarket Revolution in Food: Good, Bad or Ugly for the World’s Farmers, Consumers and Retailers? (A. Milligan & A.G. Brown eds). The Crawford Fund, Canberra, Australia. 30-36.
  • Rana, R.K., N. Sharma, M.S. Kadian, B.H. Girish, S. Arya, Campilan, S.K. Pandey, N.H. Patel, C. Carli, R. Schafleitner, M. Bonierbale, B.P. Singh and G. Thiele. 2010. Assessing potato farmers’ perceptions on abiotic stresses and implications for crop improvement in heat-prone Gujarat, India. Social Science Working Paper. CIP, Lima, Peru. 57pp.
  • Manalili, N.M., Campilan and P.G. Garcia. 2008. Cooperative enterprises: losing relevance or still responsive to the challenges of dynamic markets? Stewart Postharvest Review 4(5): 1-7.
  • Campilan, D. and R. Ariyabandu. 2010. Participatory research and development in South Asia. In: Collaborative Learning in Practice, Examples from Natural Resource Management in Asia (R. Vernooy ed). Cambridge University Press India, New Delhi, India. 19-54.
  • Campilan, D., J. Roa and J. Gonsalves. 2009. Beyond the farmer and the farm: users’ perspectives and agricultural livelihoods. In: Farmer First Revisited (I. Scoones and J. Thompson eds). ITDG Publishing, Oxford, UK. 97-101.
  • Boncodin, R., A. Bertuso, J. Gallentes, Campilan, R. Abeyratne and H. Dayo. 2009. Gender in jasmine flower-garland livelihoods in peri-urban Metro Manila, Philippines. In: Women Feeding Cities, Mainstreaming Gender in Urban Agriculture and Food Security (A. Hovorka, H. de Zeeuw and M. Njenga eds). Practical Action Publishing, Rugby, UK. 51-64.
  • Campilan, D. Sweetpotato in Southeast Asia: assessing the primary functions of a secondary crop. In: The Sweetpotato (G. Loebenstein and G. Thottappilly eds), Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. 465-478.
  • Prain, G., G. Thiele., O. Ortiz, and Campilan. 2005. Agriculture in societies: the contribution of social research to CIP’s mission. In: Researching Culture in Agri-Culture: Social Research for Intl. Agricultural Development (M. Cernea and A. Kassam eds). CABI, London, UK. 168-193.
  • Campilan, D. Participatory evaluation of participatory research. Nagoya University Journal of International Cooperation in Agriculture. 2:39-56.



Full name: Dindo Maamo Campilan

Citizenship: Filipino

Date of birth: 21 December 1966

Place of birth: Cebu City, Philippines

Permanent residence: 2 Second St, Jamaica Hills, Los Banos, Laguna 4030 Philippines

Current residence: Ciputra C5-23, Tu Liem District, Hanoi, Vietnam