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Published on 24 June 2019 by Anna Gale C. Vallez
ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – SEARCA's project on Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry in Oriental Mindoro, funded by the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research, identified possible areas for the establishment of demonstration farms to improve the existing production management for increased yield and off-season fruiting on 23-24 May 2019.  The project team selected three demo-farms from each of the municipalities of…
Published on 30 May 2019
Amidst the era of a changing climate, the Philippines must identify initiatives that can improve the productivity of its farmers and support its adaptation and mitigation actions. Experts on climate change, agriculture and other relevant fields in the Philippines came together to identify climate-resilient agriculture (CRA) technologies and practices that farmers can adopt into their fields. These CRA interventions were selected based on their relevance…
Published on 22 May 2019 by Adelaine C. Arganda
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The team of the Market Study Component of the project Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry of Oriental Mindoro conducted an initial consumer preference survey on the calamansi concentrate, a product of Oriental Mindoro, in the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) campus, in a company canteen in Carmelray Industrial Park, and in a public resort in Los Baños,…
Published on 9 May 2019
Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio has been appointed as new Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), an inter-government treaty organization hosted by the Philippine government on the campus of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), for a three-year term and he assumed office on 1 May 2019.  Dr. Gregorio is the eleventh to hold the…
Published on 9 May 2019 by Christiansen D. Aguila and Reymond Denver Q. Buenaseda
ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines - A baseline study for the project Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry of Oriental Mindoro was conducted by the project team composed of staff from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) and partners from Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology (MinSCAT) on 22-26 April 2019. Farmer-members of the Victoria Kalamansi Farmers Federation (VKFF), traders, and processors…
Published on 29 April 2019 by Karen Serrano and Rosario B. Bantayan
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – In its continuous commitment to promote inclusivity and sustainability in the agricultural value chain development, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) conducted the 2nd Value Chain Development (VCD) Course on 22-26 April 2019 at the SEARCA Headquarters, here.  On its second year, the SEARCA-pioneered VCD course aimed to look through the agricultural value chain lens…
Published on 29 April 2019 by Judd Andrew D. Ada and Anna Gale C. Vallez
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – The Project Team for the "Promotion and Dissemination of Integrated Pest Management Strategies," a component of the project Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry in Oriental Mindoro, conducted a pest and disease baseline survey in calamansi farms and plant nurseries accredited by the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) in the province of Oriental Mindoro on 10-12 April 2019. …
Published on 29 April 2019 by Reymond Denver Q. Buenaseda and Christiansen D. Aguila
ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – A baseline study on plant nursery operators and calamansi processors was conducted by the project team composed of staff from UPLB, together with partners from Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology (MinSCAT), and the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg) of Oriental Mindoro on 1-6 April 2019 in the municipalities of Victoria, Pola, and Roxas for the project Upgrading the Calamansi…
Published on 12 April 2019 by Judd Andrew D. Ada and Anna Gale C. Vallez
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna– The Project Team from the University of the Philippines Los Baños Institute of Weed Science, Entomology and Plant Pathology (UPLB-IWEP) headed by Dr. Flor A. Ceballo and Dr. Filomena C. Sta. Cruz, Associate Professors and Study Leaders for the Promotion and dissemination of Integrated Pest Management strategies of the DA-BAR funded project, Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry in…
Published on 12 April 2019 by Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña
BALI, Indonesia - The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) participated in the 8th Ad-Hoc Steering Committee on Climate Change and Food Security (AHSC CCFS) of the ASEAN, held in Bali, Indonesia on 28-29 March 2019. Dr. Pham Quang Minh, Head of Food, Agriculture and Forestry (FAF) Division, ASEAN Sectoral Development Directorate, ASEAN Secretariat, chaired the meeting.  The meeting was set…
Published on 2 April 2019 by Reymond Denver Q. Buenaseda and Christiansen D. Aguila
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna– The Project team from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) spearheaded by Dr. Matilde V. Maunahan, Study Leader for the Value Chain Analysis and Market Study Component of the DA-BAR funded project, Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry in Oriental Mindoro, and University Researcher II of the Postharvest Horticulture Training and Research Center (PHTRC), will conduct a…
Published on 2 April 2019 by Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña
QUEZON CITY, Philippines. The Forest Management Bureau (FMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the Philippines is implementing a project under a grant from the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund (ASRF) titled, A Study on the Existing Benefit-Sharing Mechanisms in the Philippines Community-Based Forest Management (CBFM). This project was endorsed to the ASRF to examine the relationship among local…
Published on 2 April 2019
The 2019 QS World University Rankings is now out and all five regular members of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) are in the top 200 in the world with respect to the subject area of Agriculture and Forestry.  Kasetsart University (Thailand), Universiti Putra Malaysia, and Institut Pertanian Bogor (Indonesia) rank among the Top 51-100, while the University of the Philippines…
Published on 18 March 2019 by Loise Ann M. Carandang and Bernice Anne C. Darvin
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna– 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) conducted a series of one-on-one review meetings with its national programs in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam from 25 February to 1 March 2019 at SEARCA Headquarters. The objectives of the review were (1)…
Published on 18 March 2019 by Loise Ann M. Carandang and Bernice Anne C. Darvin
ALABANG, Muntinlupa City, Philippines – 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) project, met with representatives from the Asian Farmers' Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) and Grow Asia to explore possible collaborations in implementing the project's overall objective of integrating small-scale rural producers (SSRP) in the…
Published on 18 March 2019
The Call for Applications for the 2019 MSFSCC Summer School and one-semester mobility is now open. Deadline for applications is 12 April 2019. The Joint Master program in Food Security and Climate Change (MSFSCC) is a project of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) being led by Kasetsart University in Thailand. It was awarded funding for three…
Published on 5 March 2019 by Christian Ray Buendia
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Recognizing the role of evidence-based policy proposals and effective research communication strategies in advancing food security and value chain development in Southeast Asia, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) conducted back-to-back workshops on Communicating Research on Inclusive Agricultural Value Chains with Policymakers and on Policy Proposal Development on Inclusive Agricultural Value Chains on 25…
Published on 26 February 2019 by Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña
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], will undertake a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) visit to projects, which received ASRF grants in Myanmar and Thailand on 21-25 February 2019. The ASRF-Myanmar project is the Assessment of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in Mountainous Regions of Myanmar…
Published on 25 February 2019 by Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña
NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – The ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund (ASRF)program management team visited a project being implemented in Myanmar, Assessment of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in Mountainous Regions of Myanmar towards Community Forestry Development, on 21-23 February 2019. This project was endorsed to the ASRF by the Forest Research Institute (FRI), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation…
Published on 22 February 2019
To improve the calamansi industry in Oriental Mindoro, the largest producer of calamansi in the country, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has embarked on a new project in collaboration with several partners and funding from the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research. It was during a seminar covened by SEARCA on February 12 with horticulture experts from…
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