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Participants of the Agroforestry Conference in Da Nang, Vietnam.

Da Nang, Vietnam. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), as one of the partners of the ASEAN Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC), supported the Agroforestry Conference in Da Nang, Vietnam on 26 June 2018 with the theme Harnessing the Potential of Agroforestry for a Prosperous and Resilient ASEAN. The conference was co-organized by the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST), ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Secretariat, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), andASFCC Partners. 

Read more: SEARCA supports the Agroforestry Conference in Da Nang, Vietnam

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Participants to the 7th Meeting of the CSO Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN.

Da Nang, Vietnam. SEARCA, which manages the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF], awarded grants to the AWG-SF Focal Points of Lao PDR and Myanmar to serve as resource persons in the 7th Meeting of the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN in Da Nang, Vietnam on 24-25 June 2018. This years' forum, with the theme Sustaining Collaborative and Innovative People-centered Actions and Contributions in NDCs and the Sustainable Development Goals, is co-organized by the Non-Timber Forest Product – Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP) Asia and the People and Nature Reconciliation (Pan Nature) with support from the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC). 

Read more: SEARCA-ASRF Travel Grantees present in the 7th Meeting of the CSO Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN

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The ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry Leaders and Focal Points with the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change representatives (source: AWG-SF website)

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), which manages the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF], will participate in the 12th AWG-SF Annual Meeting, 7th Ad-hoc Steering Committee on Climate Change and Food Security Meeting, 7th Meeting of the Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN, and the Agroforestry Conference, which will all be held in Da Nang, Vietnam from 24 to 30 June 2018. 

Read more: SEARCA holds ASRF event back to back with the ASEAN Regional Meetings and Agroforestry Conference...

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Dr. Bert-Jan Buiskool (second from left), Senior Consultant and Managing Partner, and Prof. Dr. Michael Krawinkel (third from left), Assessor, both of Ockham IPS of the Netherlands, interview Vietnamese participants of FSC-supported events organized by SEARCA. Dr. Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma (leftmost), Program Head for Graduate Education and Institutional Development, represented SEARCA.

HANOI, Vietnam – As a strategic partner of the Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) organized several meetings here on 30 May 2018, as part of the ongoing External Evaluation of the German government's program on Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation – EXCEED. 

Read more: SEARCA supports external evaluation of Germany's EXCEED Program

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Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr. (third from left), SEARCA Director, together with Ms. Adoracion T. Robles (second from left), Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Deputy Director for Administration (ODDA) and Unit Head, Management Services, discussed with Dr. Pascal Kosuth (center), Director of Agropolis Fondation, opportunities for continued collaboration through the MOU. Also present in the meeting were Nathalie Modjeska (rightmost), International Program Manager of the Montpellier University of Excellence; Pascal Gantet (second from right), representative of the GAID Graduate School; Dr. Jean-Luc Khalfaoui (third from right), President of Agropolis International; and Dr. Marie-Laure Navas (leftmost), Deputy Director General for Scientific Affairs and Higher Education of Montpellier SugAgro.

MONTPELLIER, France – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with AgropolisFondation based here and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) to strengthen and promote scientific cooperation in research, higher education, and capacity building in the field of agriculture, food, and sustainable development between France and Southeast Asian countries. 

Read more: SEARCA, Agropolis Fondation, UPM sign accord for PhD Fellowships Program

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The forum participants with SEARCA Director, Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr. (center), and Dr. Doris Capistrano, Senior Adviser of the ASFCC ( 5th from left first row).

Makati, Philippines. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), which manages the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF], hosted the Donors Forum on Mobilizing Resources for Social Forestry in ASEAN held at The Manila Peninsula Hotel, Makati City, Philippines on 24 May 2018. 

Read more: SEARCA hosts Donors Forum on Mobilizing Resources for Social Forestry in ASEAN

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On the heels of President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of his plan to place Boracay under land reform to give land back to farmers, the Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is looking to assist in the development of the island's agriculture sector.

Read more: SEARCA pushes for the greening of Boracay

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One batch of training participants, together with school teachers, principal, district supervisor, and partner parents from the Majayjay Elementary School, as well as representatives from the local government, as they tour the school-plus-home garden sites under the SEARCA-UPLB-DepEd and IIRR projects.

Los Baños, Laguna – As part of ongoing mechanisms to sustain and improve on the lessons learned and successes of the School and Home Gardens Project (SHGP), the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), together with the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Department of Education (DepEd) Laguna province, and three of its sister regional centers under the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), organized the "Training of Trainers (TOT) on Scaling Up the School-plus-home Gardens Model in Southeast Asia" on 18-21 April 2018 at the SEARCA Headquarters. 

Read more: School-plus-home gardens project levels up with SEARCA-led training of trainers

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The conference participants with guests, resource speakers, organizers, knowledge partners, and conference management team

SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines ─ A total of 130 participants from the ministries of education across Southeast Asia, regional centers under the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), international development organizations, national government agencies in the Philippines, academe, partners in South Asia, and local government units joined in the International Conference on School Gardens held on 16-17 April 2018. 

Read more: International conference draws attention to the multi-functionality of school gardens

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SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines— Recognizing the benefits of school gardens in improving nutrition, education, and economic well-being of school children and their families, as seen in successful models and initiatives around the world, SEARCA, in partnership with the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), the Department of Education (DepEd)-Division of Laguna, Philippines, and the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), has organized the back-to-back International Conference on School Gardens and the Training of Trainers (ToT) on Scaling-up the School-Plus-Home Gardens Model in Southeast Asia. These events will take place here on 16-18 April 2018 and 18-21 April 2018, respectively. Other partners include the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and Bioversity International, while the Food Security Center of the Hohenheim University of Germany provides counterpart funding for the back-to-back events. 

Read more: SEARCA spearheads back-to-back events on school gardens and nutrition

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