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Published on 11 September 2019
Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), presented to Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor M. Briones the Center's programs that can promote agriculture through the K to 12 curriculum during his courtesy visit on 28 August 2019. Dr. Gregorio highlighted the School-Plus-Home Gardens Project (S+HGP), a SEARCA initiative that revived and…
Published on 11 September 2019
LOS BAÑOS Laguna, Philippines – In a joint move towards steering resilient communities in the country's agricultural sector, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture and the Embassy of France in the Philippines gathered 47 experts in a two-day "Forum on Reducing Disaster Risk towards a Resilient Agricultural Sector" on 29-30 August 2019 at the SEARCA headquarters. Members of the…
Published on 9 September 2019 by Paula Grace M. Muyco
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – SEARCA and the Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim in Germany will conduct the 2019 FSC Summer School on 9–27 September 2019. The theme for this year's summer school is "Transformative Changes in Agriculture and Food Systems" which aims to explore advances in technology and the contribution of food and agriculture systems innovation to realize SDG 2: Zero Hunger. This…
Published on 9 September 2019 by Leah Lyn D. Domingo
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has partnered with the Rotary Club of Bay RID3820 and the municipal government of Bay, Laguna in their Sustainable Gardening Project dubbed “Hatid ng Gulay, Makulay na Buhay,” which was launched on 31 August 2019. Held at the N.L. Galvez Memorial National High School in Bay, the project kicked off with seminars…
Published on 2 September 2019
Los Baños, Laguna—The SEARCA Photo Contest 2019 has been launched here, seeking images which showcase Southeast Asia's entrepreneurial and innovative youth who are actively engaged in the agriculture now and in the future. Themed Cultivating Southeast Asia's Youth Agripreneurs, the photo contest aims to curate photos from professional and amateur photographers who are nationals of the 11 countries of Southeast Asia. The 2019 photo tilt is the 13th…
Published on 30 August 2019 by Carmen Nyhria G. Rogel
CORON, Palawan – School plus home gardens would significantly benefit Busuanga Island, Palawan. This was the consensus of a consultation workshop undertaken by a team from the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) during a scoping visit in Coron on 29-31 July 2019 to gauge the interest and willingness of…
Published on 13 August 2019 by Leah Lyn D. Domingo
A former Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) was proclaimed a National Scientist of the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte has conferred Dr. Emil Q. Javier the Order of National Scientist through Proclamation 781 released on 8 August 2019. Dr. Javier is the second SEARCA Director to be conferred the rank of National Scientist. The first was…
Published on 2 August 2019
SEARCA, in collaboration with the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), has successfully concluded the 2019 UC-MSFSCC Summer School and Training of Trainers (ToT). Forty-four (44) students from 15 universities under the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) and from partner universities under the Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MSFSCC) project successfully completed the Summer School. This…
Published on 25 July 2019
Sixty-six faculty members from eight member universities of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) converged at the SEARCA Headquarters for the First UC Faculty Forum on 23 – 24 July 2019. The Forum, co-hosted by SEARCA and the University of the Philippines Los Baños, provided a venue for faculty members from the UC to come together, exchange research ideas…
Published on 25 July 2019
LOS BANOS, PHILIPPINES — A climate-themed workshop hosted in three countries assembled to propose policy recommendations to promote widespread adoption of research-proven climate-smart practices and varieties for intensive and sustainable production in rice-based systems. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), in partnership with the national research and extension systems (NARES) of Bangladesh, Nepal, and Cambodia, hosted the workshop on…
Published on 25 July 2019 by Ruth Jazrel M. Bandong
BAYBAY CITY, Leyte – Conveying together the partners who have successfully implemented the project Piloting and Up-scaling Effective Models of Inclusive and Sustainable Agriculture (ISARD), SEARCA spearheaded a three-day workshop titled, Case Studies Presentation cum Writeshop of the Gains, Challenges and Opportunities in Piloting Effective Models of ISARD on 16-18 July 2019 in Visayas State University, Baybay City, Leyte. The activity aimed at validating and finalizing the case…
Published on 19 July 2019 by Pedcris M. Orencio, Bernice Anne C. Darvin, and Zara Mae C. Estareja
BANGKOK, Thailand – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) was one of the selected partner organizations to participate in the recently concluded 2nd International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Mekong Knowledge and Learning Fair (MKLF) here on 10–12 July 2019 at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers. The 2019 MKLF, with the theme, "Promoting Partnerships: Smallholder Producers with Private…
Published on 18 July 2019 by Christian Ray Buendia
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), together with the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS SEA), organized a roving workshop on 9-13 July 2019 to demonstrate how local-level outscaling of climate-resilient agricultural practices can be undertaken under different agro-ecosystems and…
Published on 17 July 2019 by Leah Lyn D. Domingo
MANILA, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) shared the unique qualities of its graduate scholarship program at the 14th Annual Meeting and Scientific Convention of the Outstanding Young Scientists, Inc. (OYSI) held on 9 July 2019. The convention theme was "Philippines Got Talents: Sustainable Education, Talent Retention, and Development." Dr. Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma, SEARCA Program…
Published on 16 July 2019
Forty-four (44) students and twenty-five (25) staff from the members of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) and from partner universities under the Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MSFSCC) project are set to converge at SEARCA this 15 July 2019 for the joint opening of the UC-MSFSCC Summer School and the MSFSCC Training of Trainers. This year's…
Published on 7 July 2019 by Leah Lyn D. Domingo 5
"It was all about creating added value for the farmer. And this is really the heart of the matter for serious seeds people: how can we create added value for the farmers." These were the words of Dr. Simon N. Groot, the 2019 World Food Prize laureate, at his commencement address during the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) graduation rites held on 22…
Published on 5 July 2019 by Leah Lyn D. Domingo
GWANGJU, Korea – The Society for the Advancement of Breeding Research in Asia and Oceania (SABRAO) has elected Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), as its President from 2019 to 2023 during the 2019 International Conference on Plant Breeding for Sustainable Development held here on 2-5 July 2019. Dr. Gregorio succeeded Prof.…
Published on 3 July 2019 by Anna Gale C. Vallez
CENTRAL LUZON, Philippines – The stakeholders of the project Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry of Oriental Mindoro participated in the ‘Lakbay-aral’ organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) on 24–27 June 2019. This educational trip was joined by the calamansi farmers and the…
Published on 2 July 2019 by Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña
INCHEON, South Korea – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), which manages the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF], organized the session on Youth and Gender Inclusion in Forestry under Stream 2: People and Forests Living in Harmony in the Asia Pacific Forestry Week 2019 (APFW 2019) which was held in Incheon, South Korea…
Published on 2 July 2019 by Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña
INCHEON, South Korea – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), through its administration of the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund (ASRF), has awarded travel grants to Mr. Long Ratanakoma of Cambodia, Dr. Tuti Herawati of Indonesia, and Dr. Ei Ei Swe Hlaing of Myanmar. The ASRF travel grantees participated in the Asia Pacific Forestry…
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