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Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), is among the recipients of this year's SEAMEO Service Award, having meritoriously served the Center for four decades.

Read more: Saguiguit to receive 2017 SEAMEO Service Award

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YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA- A few days after the commencement of the Sustainability Transitions Summer School 2017, the participants coming from different countries in Asia and Europe have already created a good bond while learning. 

Read more: Students Enjoy Learning at the Sustainability Transitions Summer School

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The SEARCA-established Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources, known as the University Consortium (UC), will hold its annual Summer School on 10–28 July 2017 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Dubbed as Sustainability Transitions 2017, this year's Summer School is part of the ERASMUS+ project aimed to institute a joint Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC) in UC members. 

Read more: University Consortium organizes Sustainability Transitions Summer School

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The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) conferred the only summa cum laude award at this year’s graduation rites to Mr. Arnel B. Villancio, Jr., a BS Agriculture student.

In his valedictory message during the 45th UPLB Commencement Exercises, Mr. Villancio underscored the role of agriculturists in seeking ways to ensure food security.

Read more: BS Agriculture student tops UPLB graduating class

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Participants and resource speakers from DOA, MAF, the private sector, NGOs, and farmers' association, together with the IFAD-IFPRI-SEARCA team

VIENTIANE, Lao PDR. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), together with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) of Lao PDR, successfully conducted the fourth National Inception Workshop under the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded project, "Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns (ATMI-ASEAN)", in Vientiane last 22-23 June 2017. 

Read more: ATMI-ASEAN Project launched in Lao PDR with National Inception Workshop

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The participants and resource persons during the 7th AWG-SF Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

CHIANG MAI, Thailand. SEARCA, as one of the implementing partners of the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) and the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC), supported and participated in the recently concluded 7th AWG-SF Conference held in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 12-14 June 2017. The conference highlights the theme "Social Forestry in Forest Landscape Restoration: Enabling Partnership and Investments for Sustainable Development Goals." More than 200 participants from government, civil society organizations (CSOs), development partners, private sector, and academic institutions in the ASEAN Member States (AMS) took part in the conference. 

Read more: SEARCA supports the 7th ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Conference and reports to...

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Dr. Phyu Phyu Win (standing, right-most) serves as moderator in the session 'Integrating Social Forestry/Community Forestry Enterprises in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Plan of ASEAN: Pathway to achieving Success.'

CHIANG MAI, Thailand – An official from Myanmar underscored the potential of social forestry (SF) in the development of small and medium scale enterprises in ASEAN. Dr. Phyu Phyu Win, Assistant Director of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Policy and International Affairs of Myanmar's Ministry of Industry, shared her country's experiences and insights at the recently concluded 7th ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Conference held in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 12-14 June 2017. Here, she served as moderator and paper presenter through a travel grant awarded by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).

Read more: Integrating social forestry enterprises in ASEAN MSME plan underscored

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In pursuit of developing future leaders of Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) in Southeast Asia, SEARCA continues to support graduate students and their academic milestones. The Special Graduate Seminar Series aims to showcase outstanding researches conducted by SEARCA scholars. 

Read more: Biochar captures interest in SEARCA Special Graduate Seminar

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The ASRF PSC members and resource persons during the meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand

CHIANG MAI, Thailand. The ASRF Program Steering Committee (ASRF PSC) convened in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 13 June 2017 to discuss plans for implementing the ASRF under the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) Phase 3 (2017-2020). 

ASRF is designed to provide Leaders and Focal Points on social forestry of the ASEAN Member States (AMS) with seed fund to enable them to respond to immediate needs or catalyze strategic actions that will address emerging issues and opportunities to which response of the AMS and ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) is critical.

The pilot phase of the ASRF commenced in April 2014 and operated for 35 months until February 2017. During the pilot phase, 19 projects were approved and implemented in eight AMS, namely, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Read more: SEARCA hosts ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry Strategic Response Fund (ASRF) Program...

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SEARCA will participate in the 7th AWG-SF Conference on 12-14 June 2017 and the 11th AWG-SF Annual Meeting on 15-16 June 2017 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The AWG-SF Annual Conference and Meeting is one of the flagship activities of the AWG-SF where more than 200 participants from government, civil society organizations (CSOs), development partners, private sector, and academic institutions in the ASEAN Member States (AMS) gather to share their thoughts, ideas, and experiences on social forestry as it relates to food and nutrition security and climate change. This year's conference theme is "Social Forestry in Forest Landscape Restoration: Enabling Partnership and Investments for Sustainable Development Goals." 

Read more: SEARCA holds ASRF events back to back with 7th ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry Conference...

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