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Participants to the Pilot-Testing of the ASRF Project Development Toolkit and validation of Gap Analysis of Myanmar on Social Forestry (8 August 2017) from the government, academe, NGO, and local community working on Social Forestry in Myanmar

YEZIN, MYANMAR. The Forest Research Institute (FRI) of Myanmar developed a proposal to assess marketable Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in various agro-ecological zones of Myanmar during the pilot-testing of the Project Development Toolkit on 8-10 August 2017. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)-ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF] program management unit developed the toolkit to assist ASEAN Member States (AMS) in developing strategic proposals that respond to emerging issues on food insecurity, poverty, and climate change.

Read more: SEARCA-ASRF and Forest Research Institute of Myanmar develop proposal to assess Marketable NTFPs...

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At the opening of the annual Los Baños National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) celebration dubbed "SyenSaya" on 2 August 2017, Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr. (right), Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), discussed briefly with Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña (left) of the Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST) possibilities for SEARCA to collaborate with DOST, particularly on scholarships intended to develop capacities and expertise of Filipinos to address Climate Change. 

Read more: SEARCA offers to tie-up with DOST on climate change scholarships

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The first two weeks of the Sustainability Transitions Summer School 2017 have come to a successful completion as 20 students graduated from the program at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 

Read more: Sustainability Transitions Summer School Successfully Concludes

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JAKARTA, Indonesia – Eleven education Ministers who constitute the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Council and the SEAMEO Secretariat have affirmed their support for the proposal of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) to establish the Southeast Asian AgriMuseum and Learning Center.

Read more: SEARCA's AgriMuseum initiative get SE Asian education ministers' nod and SEAMEO support

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In light of the shift from traditional coal economy, Southeast Asia spurs a fine lead in using renewable energy since the region’s sub-economies rely mostly on agricultural production and natural resources.

Read more: Educating climate change in SE Asia

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JAKARTA, Indonesia – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) will present its proposal to establish the Southeast Asian AgriMuseum and Learning Center at the biennial meeting of education ministers of 11 countries here on 24-26 July 2017. It has been included in the agenda of this high-level meeting on the instigation of Thai Education Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, who is concurrently President of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Council. 

Read more: SEARCA's AgriMuseum initiative on Southeast Asian education ministers' agenda

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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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