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The annual University Consortium Summer School is now accepting applications from enthusiastic individuals who want to make a change through integrated agroforestry systems. 

uc-summer-school-2017-is-now-accepting-applicationsThe Summer School will be held in Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 10-22 July 2017. The event is spearheaded by UGM and Austria's University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU).

This year's Summer School is titled Sustainability Transitions and is focused on Integrated Forestry Farming System: A Transition to Food Security in a Changing Climate. The two-week program involves lectures and field visits to villages in Java. It will also be a good opportunity to work with interdisciplinary teams of European and Asian students and experts.

The third week of the Summer School (23-28 July 2017) is exclusive for new students of the Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change.

Applications will be received until 1 June 2017. Visit https://stsummerschool.wordpress.com for more details.

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Manoj Ahuja Center Odisha Agric Principal Sec

BHUBANESWAR, Odisha - Seeds of climate-resilient rice varieties, cost-effective management technologies, and innovative extension approaches are among the advances that are making significant inroads to improve rice production in the Indian state of Odisha on the country’s eastern coast. This was revealed during the first annual review workshop of the collaborative program between Odisha and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), held 23 May.

Highlighted at the event was the application of remote sensing for near real-time rice monitoring and yield estimation. This technology will help in developing crop insurance products to reduce vulnerability of small holder farmers in the state. It was also pointed out that IRRI is developing and disseminating Web- and android-based applications, such as Rice Crop Manager (RCM), the Rice-Pulse Monitoring System (RPMS), and SeedCast. These apps will accelerate technology adoption that will provide real time solutions for farmers.

Read more: Odisha-IRRI personnel review collaborative research progress

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Seated from left: Mr. Roly Pinsoy (MinDA), Dr. Ancha Srinavasan (ADB), Mr. Abul Khayr Amalon Alonto II (MinDA), Commissioner Noel Gaerlan (CCC), Dr. Candido Cabrido (SEARCA TA 8493 Team), and Ms. Araceli Dela Fuente (DENR); standing from left: Dr. Takayuki Hatano and Ms. Nelflor Jo Atienza (CTI), Mr. Julius Francisco (WCI), and Dr. Lope B. Santos III (SEARCA), during the press conference at the Conference on Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Mindanao held on 9 May 2017 in Davao City, Philippines

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The Climate Change Commission (CCC) of the Philippines and Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) calls for the adoption of climate resilience and green growth approach for the development of Mindanao in the Conference on Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Mindanao: Road Map to Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Development held on 9 May 2017 at the Grand Regal Hotel in this city. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and a consortium of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) supported the initiative. 

Read more: CCC, MinDA, SEARCA, ADB calls for climate resilience and green growth in Mindanao

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LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – A consortium of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Climate Change Commission (CCC), Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will hold the "Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Mindanao: Road Map to Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Development" conference on 9-10 May 2017 at the Grand Regal Hotel in Davao City, southern Philippines. 

Read more: SEARCA consortium, ADB, CCC, MinDA, and UNEP organize Conference on Climate Resilience and Green...

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Participants of the Review Meeting from ICRAF, NTFP-EP, RECOFTC, CIFOR, SEARCA, ASFCC Regional Advisor, AWG-SF Secretariat, WRI, and the private sector

BOGOR, INDONESIA. The ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF] of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) took part in the Technical Meeting for the AFCC Conceptual Framework on 27 to 28 April 2017 in Bogor, Indonesia. The ASRF is a project under the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) III. 

Read more: SEARCA takes lead in drafting the AFCC multi-sectoral strategic framework

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BOGOR, INDONESIA. The ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF] of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) joins the ASEAN Team Review Meeting for the draft of the Multi-sectoral Framework on Climate Change and Food Security towards 2020 on 27 to 28 April 2017 in Bogor, Indonesia. The ASRF is a project under the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) III. 

Read more: SEARCA joins ASEAN Review Meeting on Strategic Multi-sectoral Framework for Climate Change and...

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HANOI, VIETNAM. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), together with the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD), will conduct a national inception workshop in Hanoi on 27-28 April 2017. The workshop is 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), co-implemented with SEARCA. 

Read more: National Inception Workshop to kick off ATMI-ASEAN Project in Vietnam

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The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) partnered with 16 international agencies have created a master course in climate change and food security.

Read more: Climate Change Incorporated in Academic Curriculum

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LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Philippines – Three books on climate change and related environment concerns were published here recently.

Much earlier, another book was launched by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization-Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEAMEO SEARCA).

The latest publication to roll off the press was "Learning and Coping with Change: Case Studies of Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia."

Read more: Books on climate, environment concerns launched

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The Philippine delegation to Targeted Topics Forum (TTF): Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in the National Adaptation Planning Process held on 7-9 February 2017 in Lilongwe, Malawi was composed of (from left), Mr. Alexis Lapiz, International Relation Specialist of the Philippines-Climate Change Commission (CCC); Dr. Lope B. Santos III, Program Specialist of SEARCA, and Ms. Carlyn Diaz of the Department of Finance (DOF).

LILONGWE, Malawi – The Philippines, through the Climate Change Commission (CCC), joined the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network's Project Steering Committee on the invitation of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). 

Read more: CCC joins National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network’s Steering Committee, SEARCA shares...

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