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Published on 5 October 2015
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) was commissioned by ADB to conduct the project in close coordination with the Climate Change Commission (CCC), the project’s implementing agency; ERGONS Project Marketing Consultants, an associate in the project; and the participating LGUs of Antipolo City and the Rizal towns of Tanay, San Mateo, Rodriguez, and Baras. The three-year project…
Published on 30 September 2015
The symposium aims to (1) share information on technologies and strategies on climate change adaptation and mitigation; (2) identify gaps in RDE; and (3) develop priority areas and joint RDE agenda among APEC economies, as well as, the enabling mechanisms for RDE implementation. APEC recognizes that climate change is one of the biggest global challenges that will impact agriculture and food security. Undersecretary Segfredo…
Published on 18 August 2015
The University Consortium adopted the Umbrella Program on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for Southeast Asia (CChAM) in its special meeting on 14 August 2015 at the School of Graduate Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia. The Umbrella Program on CChAM is envisioned as a platform for collaborative research, knowledge management, and capacity development on climate change adaptation and resiliency in Southeast Asia. It was crafted…
Published on 11 August 2015
The activity primarily aimed to enhance the capacity, awareness and understanding of the DA-AMIA teams and RFO focal persons on how to effectively and systematically integrate climate change adaptation considerations into policies, plans and programs in agriculture. Specifically, the workshop aimed to enable the participants to understand climate change impacts and the need for mainstreaming; identify appropriate approaches for integrating climate change adaptation into…
Published on 10 August 2015
The Opening Program was attended by several heads of institutions involved in agricultural insurance. Dr. Segfredo R. Serrano, Undersecretary for Policy, Planning, Research and Development, and Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (DA), who represented Hon. Secretary Proceso Alcala, was one with the other guest speakers in saying that climate change is widely accepted as having an undeniably large impact on our country, especially…
Published on 29 July 2015
SEARCA and its partners recognize the importance of agricultural insurance as one of the risk management strategies in coping with the impacts of climate change and climate variability in the Southeast Asian region. It is against this backdrop that the Policy Roundtable is being organized. The primary objectives of this Policy Roundtable are to promote and cooperate in the practice of agricultural insurance in…
Published on 15 July 2015
During the workshops, participants had the opportunity to learn more about AMIA-Project 1, the terms of reference and work plans of each component, the overall project management, and AMIA program development framework. They were also given the chance to sit down with each Component Leader to discuss working arrangements in the field, contact persons, work plans, and event schedules, as well as administrative and…
Published on 6 July 2015
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has commissioned the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) based in Australia to develop a Regional Climate Projections Consortium and Data Facility (RCC) that will build regional capability initially in Southeast Asia to develop, access, interpret and apply climate change data and information. In its initial phase, the RCC is working with three pilot countries, namely, Indonesia, the Philippines…
Published on 30 June 2015
Aside from visiting recycling plants and research facilities, the group also received an orientation regarding eco-town projectswhich include: Riverbasin Management and Eco-Tourism in Kyoto, Paper Recycling Facility in Yokohama, Shonan-kaigan Erosion Control Forest n Kawasaki, and Kawasaki Environmental Research Institute. Likewise, the delegation visited the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Yokohama where they were given a brief seminar on various climate change…
Published on 30 June 2015
More than 10 papers competed during this year’s FCSSP conference themed Farming Innovations and Quality Seed−Key to Profitable Farming and Global Competitiveness. Dr. Jose M. Yorobe, Jr. is a professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Economics and Management at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (CEM-UPLB) and Ms. Pilipinas M. Luis is a research assistant of the Research and Development…
Published on 30 June 2015
Eco-town in Japan is basically the harmonization of ecological management and economic development where the focus is on addressing pollution and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through sustainable re-use and recycling carried out by the private and public sector. The eco-town project is an offshoot of the implementation of various legislations such as the Home Appliance Recycling Act, Construction Materials Recycling Act, Food Recycling…
Published on 3 June 2015
Climate change has been responsible in the disruptions to food productions not only in the region but also across the globe and the ever growing population poses another challenge to food security, Garachon said. Garachon spoke in a forum on ICT on May 25 at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna, campus. “Some very fertile regions may become deserts,” he said adding…
Published on 27 May 2015
The event is jointly organized by the French government through its embassy in the Philippines and Delegation for Regional Cooperation-ASEAN and the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific based in Jakarta, Indonesia; and hosted by SEARCA, the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). The regional…
Published on 13 May 2015
This consultation workshop aims to develop a unified and integrated agenda for collaborative research, capacity development, and knowledge management on climate change adaptation and mitigation particularly as it relates to agriculture and rural development (ARD) in Southeast Asia. The development of the Umbrella Program on CChAM will be more strategic and anchored on a regional multi-sectoral framework on climate change and reflective of areas…
Published on 22 April 2015
“Inaction to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change will threathen agricultural production in the ASEAN region, with most of Southeast Asia risking to lose up to 7 percent of its total GDP by the next century, which is more than twice the global average,” adds Saño, citing global development reports. At the very core, the issue comes down to two possible…
Published on 14 April 2015
The monograph was based on the SEARCA Professorial Chair Lecture titled “Implementation Issues in Weather Index-based Insurance for Managing Risk in Agricultural Production” presented by Dr. Felino P. Lansigan, Professor and Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). The Asia Pacific Adaptation network (APAN) and the Ministry of Environment, Japan (MOEJ) provided funding for the publication of the…
Published on 4 February 2015
Mr. Aji Styawan of Demak-Jawa Tengah, Indonesia won First Prize for his photograph depicting a 75-year old female farmer harvesting rice using a boat because of flooding. Second Prize was won by a photograph showing a fisherman leaning against his boat surrounded by parched, cracked earth by Truong Huu Hung of Binh Thuan, Vietnam. A photograph showing a man on a boat in a flooded…
Published on 24 November 2014
SEARCA Director Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr.Themed “Strengthening Resilience, Equity, and Integration in ASEAN Food and Agriculture Systems”, the conference was organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). ARD2014 aimed to highlight innovative technologies and approaches to processes spanning the entire agricultural value chain, showcase and derive lessons learned in the management of agricultural systems and draw inputs…
Published on 24 November 2014
The workshop was jointly organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in close coordination with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH/German-ASEAN Programme on Response to Climate Change (GAP-CC) and Thailand’s Department of Agriculture (DOA) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC). It aimed to present and discuss the good practices of climate change adaptation…
Published on 24 November 2014
SEARCA specifically tailored this training-workshop for the Philippine agriculture and fisheries sector to enhance the capacity of decision-makers and planners at various levels to mainstream CCA into their policies, plans, programs, and investments. It also aimed to increase the participants’ understanding of the application of climate proofing methodology within their organizational environment to ensure that climate change concerns are integrated into their programs and initiatives…
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