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Published on 23 March 2017
The pilot project is under a project of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and CCC titled "Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Critical Watersheds (TA8493)." The project is funded by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR). The pilot project will cover dredging and clearing of 2.7 km of waterways covering Barangays Carmen and Cabasagan, as well as the Poblacion, in Boston. The project engages…
Published on 23 March 2017
The meeting was attended by Nagoya University professors led by Dr. Akira Yamauchi, Director of the International Cooperation Center for Agricultural Education (ICCAE) and Professor of the Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences. SEARCA was represented by its Director, Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr.; Program Heads; Project Development and Technical Services Head; its Senior Fellow for Food Safety Dr. Maria Concepcion Lizada; Dr. Jose L. Bacusmo…
Published on 23 March 2017
The set of guide maps is one of the major outputs of the Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture (AMIA) for which SEARCA and the University of the Philippines Los Baños Foundation, Inc. (UPLBFI) were commissioned by DA to strengthen its implementation. SEARCA and UPLBFI assisted DA in the following components of AMIA: (1) Key Agriculture and Fisheries (AF) Policy Instruments Towards Increasing Productivity, Income…
Published on 20 March 2017
With Dr. Mojica's efforts in helping the small-scale coffee farmers, he developed the locally-made, efficient and cost-effective coffee roasting machine. In his study, he assessed the level of awareness and willingness of small-scale coffee farmers to adopt roasting technology, the economic viability of the machine, and its effects on the income of farmers and processors, and the market potential of the machine. He also determined…
Published on 16 March 2017
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and Nagoya University are set to have a workshop on 16 March 2017 at the SEARCA Headquarters. The workshop aims to develop the framework of collaboration in research and development between the two institutions.  The potential areas for joint project development include, among others, academic exchange for graduate education in agriculture and…
Published on 16 March 2017
The study conducted a comparative analysis between Vietnam and the Philippines on the following aspects: institutional setting, processes, and stakeholders in climate change policy implementation; Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC); translating national climate change policies into local action; and bottlenecks and recommendations for effective climate change policy implementation. Despite some differences between the two countries, climate change policies in the Philippines and Vietnam can generally…
Published on 16 March 2017
Dr. Aris discussed the impact of land use and climate change on the quality of groundwater in Northern Kelantan, Malaysia. He analyzed 25 years (1989-2014) of ground water data, as well as long-term hydrogeochemical, meteorological, and land use data to understand the role of human activities on ground water quality, and how land use changes and climate change stress influence coastal aquifers. Known to…
Published on 14 March 2017
A total of 46 R&D practitioners from the academe, DA Regional Field Offices (RFOs) and research institutions in the Philippines, as well as six delegates from other ASEAN Member States (i.e., Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam) attended the forum. The forum is part of the capacity-building and staff development component of the project titled "Strengthening Agricultural Research and Development (ARD) Towards ASEAN…
Published on 14 March 2017
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños Foundation, Inc. were partners of the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) in its Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture (AMIA) project that produced the NACCAG Map, which analyzes agricultural efficiency and land use. AMIA embodies the DA's national framework of action to address climate…
Published on 22 February 2017
The project is an initiative of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (http://uc.searca.org), and is being led by KU and SEARCA. Dr. Poonpipope Kasemsap of KU serves as the MS FSCC project leader. Aside from the five (5) consortium member universities, six (6) other universities in Southeast Asia, and three (3) universities from Europe are partners in this…
Published on 21 February 2017
Created through Municipal Ordinance 2016-1560 on October 24, 2016, the LBCCC shall be the policy-making body of Los Baños tasked to coordinate, monitor and evaluate the programs and action plans relating to climate change. The council consists of various agencies, such as the University of the Philippines Los Baños, departments of Education and of Interior and Local Government in Los Baños, Ecosystem Research and Development…
Published on 17 February 2017
The MS FSCC project is an initiative of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC), and is partially funded by the ERASMUS + Capacity Building for Higher Education Program of the European Union. It is co-managed by Kasetsart University (KU) and SEARCA. The MS FSCC has 14 partner universities, namely: Kasetsart University, Chiang Mai University and Prince of…
Published on 10 February 2017
Participants from Naga City, San Fernando, and Milaor with the project consultants and SEARCA staff who provided support to the workshop.The events were held as part of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded project titled "TA-8493 PHI: Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Critical Watersheds." The training-workshop for Davao Oriental was held on 7-9 February 2017at the Grand Regal Hotel in Davao City; the Camarines leg…
Published on 23 January 2017
ICLEI SEAS, EVI team up to develop PH Climate Change Mitigation Framework Strategy Selected national government agencies and development partners convened for a one-day kick-off meeting and workshop regarding the development of the Philippines’ National Climate Change Mitigation Framework Strategy (NCCMFS). ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability-Southeast Asia Secretariat (ICLEI SEAS) and the Emergent Ventures International Pte. Ltd. (EVI) facilitated the conduct…
Published on 19 January 2017
ASAE is a recognized association of agricultural economists and other professionals in Asia, and its biennial international conferences effectively promote scientific and technical interactions among agricultural economists, development practitioners, policymakers, academicians, researchers, and students from all over the world. Dr. Ravago is Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines School of Economics (UPSE) and is currently the Program Director of the USAID grant –…
Published on 19 December 2016
This project will allow LGUs to adapt to climate change through proper agricultural and environmental management practices. “Even if you don’t have data, you know climate change has influence in agricultural production. Here we’re mainstreaming how we should plan for climate change so that benefits go down to the grassroots,” said SEARCA Director Gil Saguiguit Jr. “Now you can (schedule planting), and you know where…
Published on 19 December 2016
The instructional materials integrate concepts of sustainable ecological and organic agriculture, nutrition, and climate change in subjects such as science, mathematics, English, and Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan (for Grade 4) and Technology and Livelihood Education (for Grade 7). Near the end of its first year, the ongoing activity is named “Participatory Action Research on School – and Community-based Food and Nutrition Program for Literacy, Poverty…
Published on 19 December 2016
The meeting charted the next three years of operation of the AWG-SF, specifically to support the AMS achieve their targets based on the AWG-SF's Strategic Plan of Action in line with the Vision and Strategic Plan for ASEAN Cooperation in Food, Agriculture and Forestry (ASEAN-FAF) (2016-2025), the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Blueprint 2025, and the ASEAN Community Vision 2025. In the current set-up where the…
Published on 19 December 2016
The forum highlighted contemporary issues in inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ARD) in Southeast Asia that affect food security and poverty alleviation efforts, converging on the themes of social inclusion, sustainability, institutions and governance, and regional and sub-regional integration. It served as a venue to discuss and analyze recommendations that may guide further actions, policies, and initiatives of various stakeholders of the agriculture…
Published on 5 December 2016
The MS FSCC is a project initiated by the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) and is jointly led by Kasetsart University (KU) and SEARCA. It is a 3-year project, which was awarded funding under the ERASMUS + Capacity Building for Higher Education Program. The first year of the project is meant to establish the curriculum; the pilot…
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