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Published on 22 February 2018
The TTF is organized by the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network and hosted by the Government of the Republic of Fiji. Mr. Mark Mineo, Regional Environmental Officer to the U.S. Embassy in Fiji, and Mrs. Makereta Konrote, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Economy to the Government of Fiji, officially opened the forum. The Philippine delegation was composed of CCC staff members, including Mr…
Published on 2 February 2018
Titled as Developing a Community-Based Development Framework for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Ilar discussed the governance of a rice-based community intervention (RBCI) in the Philippines as part of the government's initiatives for agriculture and rural development (ARD) and how this adheres to the community-based development (CBD) concept. Through his analysis, he came up with a proposed CBD framework for ARD which addresses the…
Published on 26 January 2018
It is within this context that the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) are collaborating on an event titled Regional Workshop on Competency Certification for Agricultural Workers in Southeast Asia to be held at the SEARCA Headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines on 6-7 March 2018. The Workshop aims to…
Published on 22 January 2018
Modular Discussion The four-day session focused on strengthening the skills of the learner-participants in terms of disseminating and communicating agricultural research results through photography and videography. Dr. Lope B. Santos III, SEARCA Unit Head for Project Development and Technical Services, gave the opening remarks on behalf of Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., SEARCA Director, while Ms. Julia A. Lapitan, DA-BAR Head for Applied Communication, read…
Published on 19 January 2018
Under the MS FSCC, students enroll under a particular program track involving two UC universities, are co-supervised by lecturers from these universities and receive two degrees. They also have the opportunity to study in a partner European university for a semester, starting July 2018. The student mobilities are funded by the ERAMUS+ Capacity Building for Higher Education and are managed by SEARCA for Southeast Asia…
Published on 18 January 2018
SEARCA received 1,455 photo entries in the three-month submission period that started in1 September 2017. Open to Southeast Asian nationals, the 2017 photo contest centered on the theme Agriculture for All, by All: moving forward on agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia, which coincided with the new chapter in SEARCA's existence, a year after it celebrated its 50th founding anniversary. The selection process for…
Published on 11 January 2018
Nine alumni from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, the Philippines and Timor Leste are expected to attend the said workshop. The event is spearheaded by the RSAA President, Dr. Josefina T. Dizon and SEARCA's Graduate Education and Institutional Development Department. The RSAA, formerly known as the Regional SEARCA Fellows Association or RSFA was organized during the SEARCA regional consultative workshop held on May 28-29, 2013…
Published on 11 January 2018
ASRF under the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) is designed to provide leaders and focal points on social forestry of the AMS with seed fund, to enable them to respond to immediate needs or catalyze strategic actions that will address emerging issues and opportunities, to which response of the AMS and AWG-SF is critical. The ASRF promotes the inclusion of communities…
Published on 3 January 2018
The two-day workshop tackled the mobility of the first batch of students to their respective host universities beginning January 2018, the selection for the second batch of MS FSCC students, the development of the joint MS FSCC curriculum in the University Consortium (UC) member universities, and plans for upcoming activities such as staff trainings and the second Summer School. The UC agreed to extend the…
Published on 3 January 2018
The project is implemented by a consortium composed of SEARCA, CTI Engineering of Japan, Woodfields Consulting International (CTI), and Ergons Project Management Consultant (ERGONS). It is under the Asian Development Bank Technical Assistance (8493) to CCC and funded by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR). Along with the Final Report, SEARCA also presented to CCC the Guidance Manuals on Baseline Calculations, Vulnerability and Risk…
Published on 22 December 2017
The event was part of the ASEAN 50 series of regional conferences and dialogues hosted by the Government of the Philippines through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Institutional capacity buildingis a major component of the project Climate Resilience and Green Growth (CRGG) in Critical Watersheds, a Technical Assistance (8493) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to the Climate Change Commission (CCC) of…
Published on 19 December 2017
The meeting was opened by Dr. Rodora Babaran, Director of the Human Development Directorate of the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC), followed by messages from Dr. Wayne Nelles and Dr. Maria Cristeta Cuaresma, who were representing the organizers of the workshop. In a rare occasion, the dialogue cum workshop gathered the heads of three divisions of ASEC (Education, Youth and Sports; Food, Agriculture and Forestry; and the…
Published on 19 December 2017
Few years later, more farms in the Philippines began to venture into farm tourism as farm owners realized the sector's potential to sustain income that is less dependent on weather, markets, pests, or diseases. For instance, the Ephrathah Farms in Badiangan, Iloilo also offers their place as venue for events like weddings and birthday celebrations aside from its usual farm production and other tourist accommodation…
Published on 4 December 2017
Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), offers this reflection as SEARCA opens its five-day Exposure-workshop on Farm Tourism Practices in Southeast Asia here on 4 December 2017 at SEARCA Headquarters. Designed as a platform where different stakeholders from across the region may share, learn, and update themselves on the varying states…
Published on 4 December 2017
The session was meant to promote Human Ecology as a field of study that would help address the problems or needs faced by the region, such as on food security and nutrition, natural resource degradation, and climate change. Key officials from members of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) that have existing colleges or faculty in human…
Published on 22 November 2017
This year's Executive Board meeting was highlighted by the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for the institution of the Joint Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC) program, the review and revision of the UC Travel Grants, and the membership fee structure. The UC also welcomed Universitas Brawijaya (UB) of Indonesia as a new Affiliate Member. Founded in 1989 as…
Published on 20 November 2017
The SFRT, aSEARCAprogram, which provides limited start-up funds to selected research and training project proposals focused on the various facets of inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD), had a number of its grantees from 2013 to 2016 present their research results. These included climate change impacts on and adaptation in rice production, fisheries and aquaculture, and livelihoods; modeling/simulation to assess climate and land…
Published on 8 November 2017
ASFCC is a program funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to support the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) in addressing three interrelated issues confronting the region – food insecurity, poverty, and climate change. SEARCA implements the AWG-SF Strategic Response Fund (ASRF), a flexible funding mechanism that aims to enable AWG-SF Leaders and Focal Points to quickly respond to emerging…
Published on 3 November 2017
The Resilience Conference is a triennial conference held since 2008. The main focus of this year’s conference was on biosphere-based sustainability challenges and opportunities, which are influenced by the speed, scale, and connectivity of the Anthropocene (http://resilience2017.org). The conference, organized by the Stockholm Resilience Center, explored the following major themes: (1) social-ecological transformations for sustainability, (2) connectivity andcross -scale dynamics in the Anthropocene, (3) multi-level…
Published on 2 October 2017
Participants of the workshop came from different divisions of DoF. The workshop was led by the Village Forest andNon TimberProduct Management Division (VFNTPMD)-DoF, headed by its Director, Dr. Oupakone Alounsavath, who is also the AWG-SF Leader of Lao PDR. Mr. Khamla Sinthavong of VFNTPMD-DoF facilitated the workshop. The proposed project was developed as a result of the validation of gap analysis at the level of…
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