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Published on 17 March 2020 by Paula Grace M. Muyco
The 2020 Elsevier Research Intelligence on Evidence-Based Policymaking in Indonesia named three members of the UC as top publishers of scientific articles on oil palm research. Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB) ranked 1st with 69 articles published, followed by University of Goettingen which ranked 2nd with 42 articles and University Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 3rd with 24 articles. The three universities conducted wide range of research…
Published on 17 March 2020 by Paula Grace M. Muyco
Engr. Ruel M. Mojica, SEARCA Alumnus, was awarded the Manila Water Foundation (MWF) Prize for Engineering Excellence for his invention: Bravura, a microcontroller-based roasting machine to increase the financial viability of low-income coffee farmers and cooperatives. MWF is the sole recognizing body in the country that pays tribute to engineers who have made a difference in the lives of the Filipino through their inventions that…
Published on 16 March 2020 by Ma. Karen R. Serrano
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines - Driving innovative technologies and opportunities towards achieving greater regional agricultural sustainability brings the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) to the fore in exploring the concept of circular economy as a business innovation for resource efficiency in the agricultural sector. To mainstream the promising potential of circular thinking, SEARCA gathered 46 executives, heads, and…
Published on 3 March 2020 by Sonny P. Pasiona
CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines – Five young professionals advocating for sustainable agriculture and environmental conservation took center stage during the SEARCA-hosted Youth, Agriculture, and the Environment Session of the 3rd Philippine Environment Summit on 27 February 2020 in this city. The session featured by-the-youth and for-the-youth initiatives that promote sustainable agriculture practices, environmental protection, and the circular economy. The speakers were Louise Mabulo, Founder of…
Published on 2 March 2020 by Leah Lyn D. Domingo
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), Philippines are planning to further strengthen the enabling environment for agricultural innovation system and entrepreneurship in the country. This was discussed by Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA Director, and Dr. Nicomedes P. Eleazar, DA-BAR Director, during their meeting on 18 February 2020 at…
Published on 2 March 2020 by Carmen Nyhria G. Rogel
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Officials and representatives of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Bodies, the Embassy of Switzerland in Jakarta, ASEAN Member States (AMS) Leaders and Social Forestry Focal Points, development partners, academe and international research organizations, civil society organizations, and the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) partner organizations will gather for the ASFCC Closing Event at the ASEAN Headquarters…
Published on 20 February 2020 by Sonny Pasiona
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) will be hosting the Youth, Agriculture, and the Environment Session of the 3rd Philippine Environment Summit on 26-28 February 2020 in Cagayan De Oro City, Philippines. The summit is co-organized by Green Convergence and the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Under the theme, "Paradigm (re)Shift: Heeding Nature," the three-day…
Published on 17 February 2020
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – The European Commission's ERASMUS+ Capacity Building for Higher Education funded project on Joint MS Food Security and Climate Change has been completed and is currently undergoing approval in partner universities who will implement it by AY 2020-2021. The MS FSCC project aims to develop professionals who will address the challenges of food security in the context of the ASEAN integrated market.…
Published on 17 February 2020 by Christian Ray Buendia
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), together with the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), spearheaded the Training Workshop on Modeling Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Agent-based Modeling Applications (GAMA) held 10-14 February 2020 at SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna. GAMA is an open-source platform developed by an international consortium of research teams under the…
Published on 31 January 2020 by Leah Lyn D. Domingo
BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), delivered the keynote address at the 33rd Anniversary celebration of the Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Training Institute-Cordillera Administrative Region (DA-ATI-CAR) on 30 January 2020. The theme was “Vibrant Agriculture and Fishery Extension Towards Masaganang Ani at Mataas na Kita.” In his keynote address…
Published on 28 January 2020 by Leah Lyn D. Domingo
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) have renewed their partnership to further collaborate and address challenges, particularly leadership development, in the country’s rice sector. SEARCA is keen to contribute in addressing regional and global challenges, elevating agricultural families' quality of life. The Center will do so by enabling them to access…
Published on 17 January 2020 by Monalinda B. Cadiz
Southeast Asian youngsters eager to learn from adult mentors' enterprising farm activities comprise the winning entries in the recently concluded 13th Photo Contest of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). Four Filipino photographers dominated the six categories, including one who bagged the two new special awards. First place winning entry by Mariano Sayno shows a mother-and-son tandem in the town…
Published on 17 December 2019 by Monalinda B. Cadiz
The Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development (AJAD) launches a new look on its 15th year of publication, symbolic of the pivotal turn in its publisher's goal to contribute in addressing regional and global challenges, elevating agricultural families' quality of life through sustainable and resilient livelihoods and access to modern networks and markets. The new AJAD look highlights the iconic "tree" emblem of its publisher, the Southeast…
Published on 27 November 2019 by Ruth Jazrel M. Bandong
ORIENTAL MINDORO AND LEYTE – Now on its wrap up stage, SEARCA's project titled Piloting and Up-scaling Effective Models of Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development visited its two pilot sites in Inopacan, Leyte and Victoria, Oriental Mindoro on 12-15 and 18-19 November 2019, respectively. The activity was held in preparation for the writing of the project guidebook. It was led by Dr. Jose R. Medina,…
Published on 13 November 2019 by Leah Lyn D. Domingo
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) have agreed to continue cooperating on programs that will mainstream biodiversity in agriculture. In a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed on 4 November 2019, the two international organizations agree to carry on their collaboration to pursue their common objective of building capacities of the ASEAN…
Published on 8 November 2019 by Monalinda B. Cadiz
Southeast Asian photographers, both amateurs and professionals across all ages, have until 30 November 2019 to beat the submission deadline for the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Photo Contest 2019. The theme Cultivating Southeast Asia's Youth Agripreneurs spotlights SEARCA's challenge to respond to "the 'new normal' conditions in the Southeast Asia region, (which) compel SEARCA and all of its key…
Published on 6 November 2019
The Department of Agriculture (DA) through its Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR), and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) jointly organized the 4th National Community-based Participatory Action Research (CPAR) Congress held on 28-29 October 2019 at the BSWM Convention Hall, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. The congress was conducted to highlight the major results of DA-BAR's Community-based Participatory Action…
Published on 6 November 2019 by Leah Lyn D. Domingo
The newly installed Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) envisions the Center's strategic role in pushing for inclusive innovation and academe-industry-government interconnectivity towards Agriculture 4.0 and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SEARCA held investiture rites for Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio as the 11th SEARCA Director presided by Philippine Education Secretary Leonor M. Briones on…
Published on 6 November 2019
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – SEARCA, through the Graduate Education and Institutional Development Department (GEIDD), invites interested Southeast Asian nationals to apply for SEARCA's PhD Research Scholarship. The scholarship grant, which was first offered in 2005, provides financial support to qualified PhD students to conduct research relevant to the priority thrusts of SEARCA such as Social Inclusion in Agriculture and Rural Development, Sustainable Agriculture and Rural…
Published on 28 October 2019
Almost six months after Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio took the helm, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) will honor him as its new Director with a formal investiture ceremony on 28 October 2019 at its headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. Hosted by the Philippine government on the campus of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB),…
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