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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 ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF], funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and managed by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), has awarded grants to eight projects on Social Forestry in seven ASEAN Member States (AMS), namely, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Read more: ASRF Grants to ASEAN Member States

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia- His Excellency Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Cambodia, hosted the MAFF-SEARCA-NU-RUA Joint Seminar that featured two graduates of the Nagoya University (NU) Satellite Campus in Cambodia. The graduates are MAFF employees and are the first awardees of the NU-SEARCA Joint Scholarship project. The seminar was also attended by officials from MAFF, the Royal University of Agriculture, NU, the Embassy of Japan in Cambodia, and JICA-Cambodia office. SEARCA was represented in the Seminar by Dr. Maria Cristeta Cuaresma, Program Head for Graduate Education and Institutional Development.

Read more: SEARCA's capacity building work in Cambodia recognized in MAFF-SEARCA-NU-RUA Joint Seminar

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Participants pose for a souvenir photo with H. E. Estanislau Aleixo da Silva (center, first line), Timor-Leste's Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Dili, Timor-Leste – H. E. Estanislau Aleixo da Silva, Timor-Leste's Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, welcomed 44 participants and observers to the Executive Forum on Food Security: Leaders in ASEAN Agriculture and Development in Timor-Leste, which kicked off here on 28 February 2018. 

Read more: Agriculture and Fisheries Minister and UNTL Rector Open SEARCA Forum in Timor-Leste

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LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), and the Technical University Berlin (TUB) jointly organized the Microenergy Systems 2018 (MES18) Travelling Conference held on 26 February 2018 at the SEARCA Headquarters here. The conference was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). 

Read more: SEARCA, UPLB explore partnerships with Microenergy Systems (MES) Research Group of Technical...

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TAIPEI, Taiwan – The Taiwan Council of Agriculture (COA) Executive Yuan, National Taiwan University (NTU), and the Taiwan-based Food and Fertilizer Technology Center discussed with a visiting high-level delegation from the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) led by Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr. areas of common interest and priority concerns that will be the basis for collaborations in research, graduate education and institutional development, and knowledge management initiatives.

Read more: SEARCA draws in Taiwan for agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia

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TOKYO, Japan – At a recent symposium held here, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) proposed to link two university consortia that share interests in agriculture and related sciences. 

Read more: SEARCA pushes linking 2 consortia of 70 universities to boost agricultural research

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The Philippine delegates (from left) Mr. Alexis Lapiz, Mr. Jerome Ilagan, Dr. Lope B. Santos III, and Mylene Claudio, together with Ms. Ann Hammill (second from the right), National Adaptation Plan Global Network Director, participate in the Targeted Topics Forum in Nadi, Fiji.

NADI, Fiji – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Climate Change Commission (CCC) represented the Philippines in the Targeted Topics Forum (TTF) held on 5-8 February 2018 in Westin Hotel, Denarau here. 

Read more: SEARCA and CCC attend National Adaptation Plan Global Network in Fiji

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Mr. Glenn Y. Ilar, SEARCA PhD Research Scholar, presented the results of his dissertation at the SEARCA Special Graduate Seminar on 24 January 2018.

Read more: SEARCA Scholar Presents Community-Based Framework for Agriculture and Rural Development

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TESDA and SEARCA personnel meet to discuss details of the regional workshop on competency certification for agricultural workers

Agriculture is the backbone of most Southeast Asian economies as about 450 million people depend on it for livelihood. Developing the competencies of agricultural workers is therefore essential in raising agricultural productivity and in adopting innovative farming processes and technologies. With the on-going ASEAN economic integration expected to promote increased mobility of skilled workers within the region, there is a need to focus on enabling agricultural workers to have equitable access to high-quality learning and skills recognition that make them competitive in the growing and changing ASEAN labor markets. 

Read more: SEARCA, TESDA to collaborate on a regional workshop on competency certification for agricultural...

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Twelve information officers from different DA-RFOs attended the 2nd F2F Session under the IKM project held in Sol Y Viento Resort and Hotel in Calamba City, Laguna. The activity was led by Assistant Professor Elaine DC. Llarena, Project Leader (front, fifth from left). Ms. Julia A. Lapitan, DA-BAR Head for Applied Communication (front, sixth from left), and Dr. Lope B. Santos III, SEARCA Unit Head for Project Development and Technical Services, also graced the event.

CALAMBA CITY, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) concluded the 2nd Face-to-Face (F2F) Session of the Philippine Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) funded project "IKM Mentorship Program: Communicating Agriculture and Fisheries Research for Inclusive and Sustainable Development (CAFRISD)" held here on 9-12 January 2018. 

Read more: SEARCA, DA-BAR conclude 2nd F2F Session of IKM Mentorship Program

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