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Published on 25 May 2017
The Dioscoro L. Umali Achievement Award in Agricultural Development (Umali Award) is an honorific award that recognizes exemplary Southeast Asia (SEA) nationals whose work in the region has provided exceptionally significant positive impact on the development of agriculture and the improvement of the quality of life in rural communities in the region.  Given every two years, the search is ongoing for the awardee for 2017. The selected…
Published on 25 May 2017
The annual University Consortium Summer School is now accepting applications from enthusiastic individuals who want to make a change through integrated agroforestry systems.  The Summer School will be held in Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 10-22 July 2017. The event is spearheaded by UGM and Austria's University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU). This year's Summer School is titled Sustainability Transitions and…
Published on 23 May 2017
“Odisha is a natural reservoir of diverse rice germplasm that has helped to feed millions of people across the region,” said Dr. Damodara Rout (photo), Odisha’s minister of agriculture, who inaugurated the workshop. “It is a great opportunity for national scientists to utilize this rich heritage of germplasm for developing potentially viable and economical rice varieties best suited to local ecologies. It will ultimately lead…
Published on 10 May 2017
The joint statement read by the CCC Commissioner Noel Gaerlan, together with Dr. Srinivasan Ancha, Principal Climate Change Specialist ADB, and representatives of Secretary Abul Khayr Dangcal Alonto of MinDA and Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., SEARCA Director, states that they shall "pursue holistic and integrated climate resilience and green growth road map, based on principles of ecosystems-based development planning, environmental protection, utilization of green…
Published on 5 May 2017
This conference is under the ADB-funded TA-8493 PHI: Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Critical Watersheds (46441-001), implemented by the CCC and commissioned to a consortium composed of SEARCA as lead organization, CTI Engineering Japan, Woodfields Consultants, Inc. (WCI), and ERGONS Project Management. The two-day conference will bring together varied ideas, experiences, and proposals from different stakeholders including government institutions, the academe, civil society, private…
Published on 5 May 2017
SEARCA, through Dr. Juan M. Pulhin as Team Leader and Ms. Millicent Joyce Q. Pangilinan as Technical Assistant, presented the first draft of the proposed multi-sectoral framework during the meeting. Dr. Pulhin recommended that the framework be titled, "ASEAN Multi-sectoral Framework for Climate Change: Agriculture and Forestry Contributing to Food and Nutrition Security and SDGs," to emphasize the important contribution of the framework in realizing…
Published on 26 April 2017
The ASFCC, through SEARCA and AWG-SF Secretariat under the guidance of the ASFCC Senior Adviser Dr. Doris Capistrano, is tasked to develop the conceptual framework for the ASEAN Multi-sectoral Framework on Climate Change: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry towards Food Security (AFCC). The conceptual framework is meant to guide the development of Component 4: Comprehensive Multi-sectoral Strategic Framework and Roadmap for 2020 and Beyond. It is…
Published on 26 April 2017
The national inception workshop will serve as a venue for participants to (1) understand structural transformation and market integration as these relate to agricultural growth and food security of Vietnam; (2) consult various stakeholders in the ASEAN Member States (AMS), civil society organizations (CSOs)/farmers' organizations, the private sector, and research institutions, regarding implementation of research project on ATMI; (3) identify promising commodities for regional and…
Published on 18 April 2017
The Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change or MS FSCC plays a crucial part in food security, national survival and disaster preparedness as international experts on agricultural scholastics have level up climate change in a higher educational pursuit. This project pushes the internalization of higher education in institutions in Southeast Asia specifically for Agriculture and Natural Resources. “Climate change is a global…
Published on 24 March 2017
Also newly printed is "Sustainable Forest Management in the Philippines" published by the Society of Filipino Foresters (SFF). Last Nov. 25, too, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, SEARCA launched its commemorative book titled "SEARCA's First Fifty Years: Pushing the Frontiers of Agricultural and Rural Development." "Learning and Coping with Change" was the output of the First Regional Knowledge Sharing "Writeshop" on Climate Change…
Published on 24 March 2017
Mr. Alexis Lapiz, International Relation Specialist of CCC, said the invitation came after the successful participation of the Philippine delegation in the Targeted Topics Forum (TTF): Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in the NAP Process held on 7-9 February 2017 in Lilongwe, Malawi. The NAP Global Network is funded by the United States Department of State and Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development through…
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…
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