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Published on 4 May 2022 by Donna Bae N. Malayang
In May 2021, a virtual signing of the Letter of Agreement (LoA) between the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Mindoro State University (MinSU) was done on the establishment of the techno-demo-learning site for calamansi research. This undertaking took off from the gains of the SEARCA and the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR)-funded…
Published on 30 March 2022 by Nathan P. Felix
Dr. Eero Nissila, Senior Fellow of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and Managing Director and Chair of the Finland-based Newfields Consulting Ltd., presented the concept of Carbon Wise Rice in a meeting with the management held on 15 March 2022 at the SEARCA Headquarters. Dr. Nissila is an expert on business strategies, business models and product portfolio…
Published on 1 March 2022 by Imma Czarina D. Apolinar
With the goal of boosting the capacity of teachers and local government offices of the target schools for the Agricultural Technology Parks (ATPs) and mini-ATPs in Cambodia, the e-training titled, Trainers’ Training for Integrating the School-plus-Home Gardens cum Biodiversity Enhancement Enterprise (SHGBEE) in ATPs and Mini-ATPs in Cambodia conducted its 6th session on 26 January, via the Zoom platform. This is an ongoing online training program jointly organized…
Published on 31 January 2022 by Monalinda B. Cadiz
Six scientific papers that constitute the December 2021 issue of the Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development (AJAD) recommend various policy interventions that support rural communities vulnerable to climate change impacts, threatened ecosystems, food insecurity, and malnutrition.    Dr. Jikun Huang and his co-authors, in their paper “Rural Adaptation to Climate Change: New Findings and Existing Knowledge”, state that policy support should increase the resilience of farming systems…
Published on 1 December 2021 by Nathan P. Felix
Young educators, students, and out-of-school youth from different districts of Laguna province joined the SEARCA-hosted Information and Demonstration Session on Hydroponics as part of the “Pook Luntian Sa Tahanan Ko” project of Gawad Laguna, Inc. (GLI) held on 27 November 2021 via Zoom. The session enabled 44 participants to learn the basics of hydroponics as a soil-less farming method and eco-friendly solutions to mitigate challenges…
Published on 3 November 2021 by Elson Ian Nyl Ebreo Galang
On 23 September 2021, the second of the series of consultation workshops was held virtually to discuss the proposed structure and content of the third volume of the ASEAN Regional Guidelines for Promotion and Adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA). It highlighted presentations by experts from the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), which co-organized these workshops and led the…
Published on 1 October 2021 by Nathan P. Felix
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the ClimateScience entered into an agreement for several collaborations on the many intersections of agricultural and rural development (ARD) and climate change. The virtual ceremonial signing of MOU was held on 27 September 2021. Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA Director, and Mr. Eric Steinberger, CEO and Co-founder of ClimateScience, signed a…
Published on 31 August 2021
Dr. Daud Samsudewa, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Animal and Agricultural Sciences, Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia, was invited as a speaker for the NRCP Division IV Technical Webinar Series #3 on 30 July 2021 via Zoom. The Department of Science and Technology-National Research Council of the Philippines (DOST-NRCP) organized the said webinar. Dr. Samsudewa presented the “Development of Timor Deer (Rusa timorensis) as part of…
Published on 29 July 2021 by Elson Ian Nyl Ebreo Galang
The first regional consultation workshop conducted on 07 July 2021 discussed the development of the third volume of the ASEAN Guidelines for Promoting Climate Smart Agricultural (CSA) Practices. Held virtually, experts from the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) served as key presenters and led the discussions on the Guideline’s development process. This workshop was organized by the ASEAN…
Published on 29 April 2021 by Rebeka A. Paller
The Protect Wildlife Activity (PWA) is a wildlife conservation initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) covering several biodiversity hotspots in the Philippines. As the program comes to close, a final performance evaluation is deemed important as the results could help inform similar natural resource conservation activities at present or in the future. The results can also contribute to the growing…
Published on 29 March 2021 by Anna Gale C. Vallez and Mark Lester A. Revilloza
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) hosted an online training on “Identification of Insect Pests, Beneficial Insects, and Diseases of Calamansi, and their Management” via Zoom platform on 04 March 2021. The training aimed to help the farmers to identify the insect pests of calamansi and their associated natural enemies, diagnose the common diseases, and understand the different…
Published on 4 March 2021 by Nathan P. Felix
Steering a more partnership-driven organization committed in keeping with its mandate of strengthening ties towards Accelerating Transformation Through Agricultural Innovation (ATTAIN), the Southeast Asia Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) renewed its partnership with the Oscar M. Lopez Center (OML Center) in a virtual ceremony held via Zoom on 23 February 2021. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Dr. Glenn…
Published on 28 February 2021 by Nikka Marie P. Billedo
Recognizing the need to discuss a holistic approach and collaborative strategy to mitigate the effects of climate change for sustainable growth and development gave rise to the forum on “Jurisdictional Sustainability Approach for Climate Change Initiatives in the Forestry and Natural Resources Sector” held on 18 February 2021 via Zoom and Facebook. The forum was organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and…
Published on 26 January 2021 by Ruth Jazrel Bandong
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Provincial Government (PG) of Quezon signed virtually on 18 January 2021 a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and the Letter of Agreement (LOA) to develop a project on the coconut industry growth areas in the province of Quezon. Sharing a common goal of contributing to the improvement of the quality of…
Published on 5 January 2021 by Rosario B. Bantayan, Nova A. Ramos, and Diella Dachlan
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH-Climate-Smart Land Use Project concluded the GIZ-SEARCA ASEAN Climate Leadership Programme (ACLP) with a virtual closing and awarding of certificates to 27 participants from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Held on 10 December 2020, the closing ceremony marked…
Published on 5 January 2021
21 is a year when the agriculture sector will significantly grow, and truly become an instrument for socio-economic transformation that centers on the well-being of the farmers and their families. A key lesson that must be learned from 2020, especially in relation to COVID-19, is the appreciation of risks and uncertainty management. The back-to-back hazards experienced in 2020 need to be seen as paradigm shifting,…
Published on 22 December 2020 by Nathan P. Felix
The 55th anniversary celebration of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) was memorialized with tree-planting by Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and other SEAMEO centers in the Philippines. The  SEAMEO Regional Centre for Educational Innovation and Technology (INNOTECH) based in Quezon City and SEAMEO Regional Centre for Public Health, Hospital Administration, Environmental and Occupational Health (TROPMED Philippines)…
Published on 24 November 2020 by Nathan P. Felix
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Resource and Environmental Economics Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (REAP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for institutional cooperation on 7 October 2020 at SEARCA Headquarters. Under the MOU, SEARCA and REAP committed to collaborate on a number of activities for five years, including programs, projects, and other related activities…
Published on 22 October 2020 by Rosario B. Bantayan
The ASEAN Climate Leadership Program (ACLP) commences with its first module on 6 October 2020 via online mode. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and  the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH under the Climate-Smart Land Use (CSLU) Project in ASEAN financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)  jointly organized this online leadership…
Published on 16 September 2020 by Nikka Marie P. Billedo
Dedicated to pursue enhanced agricultural and rural development (ARD) towards climate resilience that will Accelerate Transformation Through Agricultural Innovation (ATTAIN), the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) conducted the SEARCA Online Learning and Virtual Engagement (SOLVE) webinar on "Climate Resilience Gap through Nature-Based Solutions Innovations" on 9 September 2020 through Zoom and Facebook. Launched on 28 April 2020, the…
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