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Published on 18 January 2016
Titled “Training of DA Trainers on Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Policies, Plans and Programs in Agriculture,” the activity brought together core national training teams from the central office and regional training centers of the Agricultural Training Institute and DA RFOs who are tasked to conduct training programs under the DA-Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture (DA-AMIA) program. The activity forms part of the…
Published on 12 January 2016
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Foundation for Science (IFS) have officially launched the call for expression of interest (EOI) in the IFS-SEARCA Collaborative Research Grants in Southeast Asia on 10 January 2016. The call is open to early-career scientists from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam. The collaborative research grants approach, which is a first in…
Published on 12 January 2016
The ADN-CCA was entitled “Helping Farm Households Cope with Climate Change and Adverse Events” based on the presentation of Dr. Majah Leah V. Ravago, Assistant Professor at the University of the Philippines School of Economics and Project Director of the Energy Policy and Development Program of the USAID-UPecon Foundation. This research note focused on the results of a two-period expected utility (or well-being) model developed…
Published on 21 December 2015
Recognizing that climate change knows no boundaries and that sharing knowledge, experiences and resources is one of the strategies to address climate change risks in agriculture, the DA officials and staff with the Mayor of Miag-ao, Iloilo observed how climate-smart agriculture (CSA) technologies and practices are integrated into the farmers’ over-all management strategy to enhance their adaptive capacity and build resilience in the face…
Published on 21 December 2015
Engr. Marisa J. Sobremisana of the UPLB School of Environmental Science and Management, UPLB, served as technical expert, and Mr. Henry M. Custodio of SEARCA facilitated the event. The farmers asked questions and consulted the experts about their personal experiences relative to the El NiňoPhenomenon, including some clarifications on the traditional agriculture myths and indigenous knowledge on various weather disturbances vis-à-vis farming and agro-ecological…
Published on 24 November 2015
The conference, organized by the Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry (TUAF), was held from November 13 to 15. Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit Jr., Director of SEARCA, led discussions on developing jobs that support a sustainable environment. LDEM was an event sponsored by SEARCA, a treaty organization based in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines that addresses the rural and agricultural needs of the 11…
Published on 16 November 2015
The participants in the workshop identified the hazards in key areas of agriculture, health, forest, water, public infrastructure, and solid waste management, as well as proposed 36 priority measures to address flooding, landslide, erosion, and drought. SEARCA and CCC shared the outputs of ADB TA-8111-PH-Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape (UMRBPL): Demonstrating the Ecotown Framework during the workshop…
Published on 5 November 2015
Titled Integrating Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) into Policies, Plans and Programs in Agriculture and supported by the DA Systems Wide Climate Change Office (SWCCO), the training-workshop has brought together a mix of various 23 participants from the DA-AMIA teams, DA regional field offices (DA-RFOs), DA-attached agencies and corporations, and DA Central Office. Agriculture is one of the most vulnerable sectors to climate change in…
Published on 23 October 2015
The four-day training-workshop, which kicked off on October 20 and will last until October 23, gathered 14 representatives from the DA-Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture (DA-AMIA) teams, DA regional field offices (DA-RFOs) and attached agencies and corporations. The activity—the second of its kind to be held this year—was designed to further SEARCA’s thrust of enhancing the capacity, awareness and understanding of DA offices…
Published on 19 October 2015
Thirteen participants from state universities and international organizations have joined the course which is conducted by Ms. Colleen Curran, Project Officer of the Philippine Disaster Recovery Foundation. “Recent events have shown that extreme weather conditions and climate change do much damage to agriculture and pose a big challenge to food security,” said Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr, Director of SEARCA as he stressed the…
Published on 12 October 2015
The keynote speech of the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Timor Leste, His Excellency Estanislau Alexio da Silva, opened the two-day conference attended by more than 120 local and international participants. Minister Da Silva, who also served as Prime Minister of Timor after their independence in 2002, called for a more integrated approach in addressing agriculture and reminded the government institutions and non-government…
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…
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