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SEARCA and IRRI representatives meet with the project team for the presentation of the results of the comparative study of action plans for mitigation in rice in Vietnam and the Philippines.

LOS BANOS, LAGUNA – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) through Dr. Lucrecio L. Rebugio, Principal Researcher, delivered a presentation on the findings of the project "National Action Plans for Mitigation in Rice: Comparative Assessment of Institutional Setting and Possible Entry Points for Intervention in the Philippines and Vietnam" on 1 March 2017 at the SEARCA Headquarters. The project is a collaboration between SEARCA and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) aimed at increasing understanding of the institutional settings of climate change policy in agriculture, specifically mitigation in rice. 

Read more: IRRI-SEARCA study examines the dynamics of implementing climate change mitigation policy in rice...

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SEARCA Professorial Chair grantee, Dr. Ahmad Zaharin Aris, conducted his lecture on the 'Impact of Climate and Land-Use Changes on Water Quality' at Bilik Sidang Utama, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) on 21 February 2017. 

Read more: SEARCA Professorial Chair Grantee Delivers Study Results at UPM

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SEARCA officials, project team members, presenters, and participants of the Regional Forum on State-of-the-art of Agricultural Research and Development and its Implications to ASEAN Integration held on 27-28 February 2017. In the photo are Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr. (first row, fourth from left), SEARCA Director; Dr. Agustin Molina, Jr. (first row, third from left), Bioversity International Honorary Research Fellow; Dr. Lope B. Santos III (first row, rightmost), SEARCA PDTS Program Specialist and Officer-in-Charge; and Dr. Prudenciano U. Gordoncillo (first row, fifth from right, Project Leader.

LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), as commissioned by the Philippine Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), conducted and hosted the forum titled "Regional Forum on State-of-the-Art of Agricultural Research and Development and its Implications to ASEAN Integration" held on 27-28 February 2017.

Read more: 52 R&D practitioners attend regional forum on state-of-the-art of agri R&D and its implications...

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MANILA, Philippines – The National Color-Coded Agriculture Guide (NACCAG) Map, which will provide data on soil suitability and climatic conditions to Filipino farmers and fishermen, will be launched on 7 March 2017 at the Malacañan Palace. 

Read more: SEARCA joins launch of national color-coded agriculture map

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Thirty-three representatives from 16 partners converged at Kasetsart University (KU) in Bangkok, Thailand on 14 – 16 February 2017 for a workshop to finalize the training tracks, and develop a quality plan for the Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC). This project is partially funded by the ERASMUS + Capacity Building in Higher Education program of the European Commission.

Read more: SEARCA, KU, and Partners Finalize New MS Program

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The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) has joined the Los Baños Climate Change Council (LBCCC) to support its mission to improve the agriculture, aquatic and natural resources (AANR) sector, particularly in addressing the challenges of climate change.

Read more: PCAARRD joins newly formed Los Baños Climate Change Council

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Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., SEARCA Director, and Dr. Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma, Program Head for Graduate Education and Institutional Development, will be joining representatives of other partners in a workshop to develop a Joint Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC). The workshop will be hosted by Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand on 14 – 16 February 2017.

Read more: SEARCA set to join MS FSCC workshop in Bangkok

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Participants from Quezon City, Cainta, and Marikina City together with the consultants and SEARCA staff present in the event

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) led Training-Workshops on Mainstreaming of the Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) in the Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUPs) and/or Comprehensive Development Plans (CDPs) of the local government units (LGUs) in the Lower Marikina River Basin, province of Camarines Sur, and province of Davao Oriental, Philippines.

Read more: SEARCA, ADB conduct mainstreaming workshops for LGUs for Davao Oriental, Camarines Sur, and Lower...

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One of KC3's Climate Change Adaptation partner, ICLEI SEAS, conduct several activities during the last quarter of 2016.

Read more: ICLEI SEAS conduct activities for Climate Change

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Dr. Ravago with the keynote speakers of the conference. L-R: Dr. Jikun Huang, China; Dr. Mark Rosegrant, IFPRI; Dr. Ravago, UPSE; Dr. Balisacan, Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) Chairman.

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), recently awarded Dr. Majah-Leah V. Ravago a travel grant to present her paper titled, "Risk Management and Coping Strategies: Climate Change and Agriculture in the Philippines," at the 9th Asian Society of Agricultural Economist (ASAE) International Conference in Bangkok, Thailand on 11-13 January 2017. Her paper, co-authored with Dr. James A. Roumasset and Dr. Karl Robert L. Jandoc, is forthcoming as a chapter in a joint publication of the Philippine National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) titled, The Future of Philippine Agriculture: Scenarios, Policies, and Investments under Climate Change, edited by Dr. Mark W. Rosegrant and Dr. Mercedita A. Sombilla.

Read more: SEARCA awards travel grant to UP School of Economics Professor to participate at 9th ASAE...

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