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Published on 4 December 2018 by Blessie P. Saez
SEARCA, in partnership with the Camarines Norte State College (CNSC), organized the International Conference on Research and Extension (ICONRE 2018) held last 8-10 November 2018 at the CNSC Main Campus, Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines. With this year's theme Creating Pathways for Collaboration for a Progressive and Sustainable Research and Extension Productivity, ICONRE 2018 served as a platform for knowledge generation, exchanges in views and ideas,…
Published on 22 November 2018 by Regine Joy E. Javier
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – Twenty-seven young scientists and 10 experts serving as mentors from eight Southeast Asian Countries are meeting in a two-day workshop to enhance on-going collaborative research on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Agriculture Sector. The workshop, titled IFS-SEARCA Mentoring Workshop on Collaborative Research in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, is organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate…
Published on 22 November 2018
BOGOR, Indonesia – The Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) awarded a travel grant to Ms. Jennet E. Razo, PhD in Environmental Science student at UPLB, for her participation in a summer program at Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB), Indonesia. The UC allocates funds each year to qualified lecturers or graduate students for travel to another participating UC member…
Published on 7 November 2018 by Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña
Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) provide support in terms of food, medicine, livelihood, and overall well-being to around 23 million people who live in national forest reserve areas in Thailand. There are more than 10,000 registered community forests in Thailand covering a total area of 904,540 hectares, and the Royal Forest Department allows local people to collect NTFP from their registered community forests. Recognizing the potential…
Published on 2 October 2018
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Regional SEARCA Alumni Association (RSAA) convened the 4th RSAA Conference with the theme Food Security, Climate Change, and Poverty Reduction: Initiatives towards Sustainable Agriculture and Resilient Communities in Southeast Asia. With funding from the Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim, Germany, the Conference was held on 8-9…
Published on 2 October 2018 by Patricia Ann A. Pielago
Newly constructed food processing building for the fried-banana chips enterprise located at Brgy. Linao, Inopacan, LeyteDuring a project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) visit in Inopacan, Leyte on 20 September 2018, Dr. Jose Medina and Ms. Patricia Ann A. Pielago, ISARD Overall Program Coordinator and Project Assistant met with Dr. Jose L. Bacusmo, On-site Project Coordinator, to discuss the progress of various activities and initiatives…
Published on 2 October 2018 by Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña
The M&E visit is one of the important activities of the ASRF because it provides an opportunity for the Program Management Office (PMO) to meet the project implementers, observe the project sites, and to interact with stakeholders. The visit was conducted for the ASRF-Malaysia project Conservation and Consumption Goods & Nature-based Recreation: A Community-based Ecotourism Project in Malaysia, advocated by the Biodiversity and Forestry…
Published on 10 September 2018
The MSFSCC is a joint degree project partially funded by the European Commission's ERASMUS + Capacity Building for Higher Education. The ERASMUS project is being led by Kasetsart University (KU) and involves 11 other partners from Southeast Asia and 5 partners from Europe. The program is open to other universities of the region with the support of SEARCA, which has been providing graduate scholarships…
Published on 10 September 2018
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines — On its 12th year, the awaited annual regional SEARCA Photo Contest has officially opened for submissions from photo enthusiasts across Southeast Asia, starting on 7 September 2018. For 2018, SEARCA looks at its contributing role in the light of its efforts to bring to fore, and unify into a regional cooperation, many efforts that respond to the inevitable growing concern…
Published on 29 August 2018
The travel grant award was given due to the significance of the topic on OneHealth/EcoHealth and its huge potentials in providing a holistic understanding of the environmental challenges besetting the livestock sector of Southeast Asia. For years, SEARCA has been interested in providing policy analyses on the socio-economic and environmental factors critical to ensuring sustainable livestock-based farm management. Additionally, the growing concerns on anti-microbial resistance…
Published on 24 August 2018
Dr. Carlos Alberto Faerron Guzman, Academic Director of the Organization for Tropical Studies of Costa Rica, served as course lecturer. The five-day course provided the participants an overview of planetary health focusing on the effects of environmental changes on human health and on the political, economic, and social systems that govern those effects. The participants were immersed into a holistic learning experience through a mix…
Published on 16 August 2018
The conference topics provided a broader perspective on Food Ethics issues and how, in modest but positive ways, the S+HGP is contributing to it. The APSafe conference offered various ideas to further strengthen and sustain the scaling up process that the S+HGP has initiated. Food ethics presentations and discussions were related to crop production and climate, food and agricultural education, sustainable seafood, agri-food research, animal…
Published on 10 August 2018
The overarching framework in the identification of best practices is the New Extensionist—a global view of extension and advisory services (EAS) that reinvents and clearly articulates the role of EAS in the rapidly changing rural and agricultural context. It argues for an expanded role for EAS within agricultural innovation systems (AIS) and the development of new capacities at different levels to play this role (GFRAS…
Published on 6 August 2018
Dr. Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr., SEARCA Governing Board Chair and University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Chancellor, underscored in his welcome remarks the need for development organizations to keep abreast of the changing development landscape of agriculture and development in Southeast Asia and to continue asserting their relevance in helping their various stakeholders, particularly smallholder farmers. Singaporean expert Dr. Paul P.S. Teng, Managing Director…
Published on 30 July 2018
Held on 17-19 July 2018, the event gathered 350 participants. In attendance were private farm owners and entrepreneurs, as well as representatives from academe, international development agencies, local government units (LGUs), and national government agencies working in agriculture, tourism, and environment. Leisure farm owners and local government executives shared best practices and success stories, while experts imparted the state-of-the-art in climate risk assessment, resilient crops…
Published on 25 July 2018
ENERCON 2018 was an assembly of local and foreign experts and stakeholders concerned with renewable energy and its importance on economic development and policymaking in the Philippines and the ASEAN region as a whole. Former Prime Minister and National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Head, Cesar Enrique A. Virata, and Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian, author of the Recoverable System Loss Act and the Energy…
Published on 25 July 2018
Mr. Batin is the President of the SEARCA Scholars Association for the Academic Year 2018-2019. He was also a SEARCAscholar when he pursued his MS Forestry degree at UPLB; the paper he presented in the 2018 ACCMESis part of the results of his MS thesis. His study shows that the correlation between fruit colors, germination, and growth performance of Jatropha curcas was significant. The study…
Published on 25 July 2018
Dr. Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma, SEARCA Program Head for Graduate Education and Institutional Development, welcomed the participants and resource persons of the Summer School and the ToT. She said that the Summer School has been a regular activity of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) since 2015, with the UC members hosting the Summer School on rotation…
Published on 17 July 2018
SEARCA, represented by Ms. Nancy M. Landicho, OIC and Program Specialist of the Project Development and Technical Services (PDTS), Ms. Bernice Anne C. Darvin, Project Associate of the Research and Development Department (RDD), and Ms. Monalinda B. Cadiz, Program Specialist of the Knowledge Resources Unit (KRU), set up one of the 10 knowledge and learning booths (KLBs) at the event, showcasing the Center's strategic thrust…
Published on 10 July 2018
The event is organized by the International School of Sustainable Tourism (ISST) headed by Dr. Mina Gabor together with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Department of Tourism (DOT). It is also supported by the Tourism Promotions Board, Provincial Government of Cavite, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Agriculture (DA), and Trade and Industry (DTI)…
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