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Published on 8 September 2017
The participants learned how to utilize the empirical approach for estimating crop production. The effects of soil, weather, and management on crop production were studied using the dynamical approach. The course also covered the procedures for preparing the required data and running the crop models. In addition, the participants worked on exercises using the crop models. The empirical model was developed using…
Published on 5 September 2017
The meeting was attended by representatives from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and international organizations, which include the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), SEARCA, SEAMEO Regional Center for Tropical Biology (BIOTROP), World Agroforestry Centre, ASEAN Working Group for Agricultural Training and Education (AWGATE), Higher Education for Sustainable Agriculture (HESA), and Food Systems in Southeast Asia Project. During the meeting, Dr. Ir. Siti Amana, Senior…
Published on 4 September 2017
Los Baños. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)-ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF] program management unit invites ASEAN Member States (AMS) to submit proposals on Social Forestry. ASRF under the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) Phase 3 is designed to provide AWG-SF Leaders and Focal Points with seed fund…
Published on 4 September 2017
SEARCA will conduct a Short Course on Cropping Systems Models and its Application for Climate Impact Assessment from 4-8 September 2017 at the SEARCA Headquarters. The course is partially-funded by the Food Security Center (FSC) based at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany.  Dr. Perdinan, a faculty member of the Department of Geophysics and Meteorology at Bogor Agricultural University, and a Climate Risk Specialist…
Published on 24 August 2017
In his message, Dr. Saguiguit credited the UC for the expansion of SEARCA's scholarship programs to cover joint or dual degree scholarships, as well as, for the sandwich or exchange programs. He also noted that the Graduate Forum serves to strengthen institutional ties among the UC members. Meanwhile, the RIHED Director also commended the UC for conducting such a forum for graduate students in agriculture…
Published on 22 August 2017
Hosted by the University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS), CIFAL Philippines is part of an international network of training centers coordinated by the United Nations Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR). Dr. Lope B. Santos III (right), SEARCA Unit Head for Project Development and Technical Services, with Senator Gatchalian and Dr. Burgos, during the web series taping at the…
Published on 22 August 2017
The students were accompanied by TUA Assistant Professors Nina Nocon-Shimoguchi (standing, 9th from right) and Shinichi Hangui (standing, 9th from left). Associate Professor Loida E. Mojica (standing, 7th from left) of the College of Economics and Management (CEM) of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) served as the coordinator of the visit. The delegation was the 28th batch of TUA bio-business students to…
Published on 16 August 2017
An annual event of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC), this year's Graduate Forum expects to bring 34 students from the different UC members to present the results of their research activities. With the theme "Combating Food & Energy Insecurity and Climate Change through Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural Innovations," the students will present their papers under three…
Published on 10 August 2017
R&D Awards In his message, Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., SEARCA Director, stressed that increased investment in agricultural R&D is vital to the country's growth and overall development, and reiterated SEARCA's support for capacity building and developing a new breed of researchers and professionals to take up the challenge of nation building. The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) won the PARRFI R&D Award (Research Category)…
Published on 9 August 2017
Participants of the workshop came from institutions and organizations involved in social forestry in Myanmar such as FRI, Center for People and Forest (RECOFTC), Myanmar Environmental Rehabilitation-Conservation (MERN), Forest Department, Extension Division, and leaders of community forestry. Dr. Ei Ei Hlaing of FRI facilitated the workshop. The proposed project was crafted as a result of the validation of gap analysis at the level of the…
Published on 9 August 2017
In the past, SEARCA has had sporadic collaborations with DOST, including those with its precursor, the National Science and Development Board (NSDB). NSDB funded a nationwide program called the Social Laboratory, a strategy for rural and agricultural development carried out in partnership with higher education institutions (HEIs) to uplift the socioeconomic conditions of rural farming communities. Dr. Saguiguit said "in view of the changing landscape…
Published on 1 August 2017
The Summer School provided a fun learning experience for the students through the series of interactive lectures, discussions, group work, and field visits centering on transitions of Agro-Forestry Farming Systems. A conference was held on 21 July as a culminating activity to showcase the results of the students' field study in the villages of Penanggunan and Laksana in Banjarnegara District, Central Java Province, Indonesia. The…
Published on 1 August 2017
SEARCA Director Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr. presented the concept of the interactive museum at the 49th SEAMEO Council Conference (SEAMEC) held on 24-26 July 2017 in Jakarta. The SEAMEO Council accepted to assist in SEARCA's efforts to invite contributions from partners, including governments and the public and private sector, particularly food and agri-related companies that could contribute to it as part of their corporate…
Published on 26 July 2017
Most countries in the region are undeniably experiencing the same climate extremities with highly-observable effects on social institutions such as school. UNICEF’s research shown that almost 160 million children around the globe live in extremely humid areas and another 1 billion settle in potential flood bases, therefore risked by life-threatening ends of climate change. This only implies that the effects of the sudden change in…
Published on 20 July 2017
Thai Education Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin (right), concurrent SEAMEO Council President, and Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit Jr., SEARCA Director, lead the groundbreaking of the Southeast Asian AgriMuseum and Learning Center on Agriculture and Rural Development on 19 April 2017.SEARCA Director Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr. will present at the 49th SEAMEO Council Conference (SEAMEC) the design of the interactive museum, which will be one of the…
Published on 20 July 2017
The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) bestows the accolade on outstanding staff of the SEAMEO regional centers, network, and secretariat who exemplify excellence and commitment for the success of their respective organizations. To be presented at the 49th SEAMEO Council Conference (SEAMEC) on 24-26 July 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia, the award comes on the eve of the completion of Dr. Saguiguit's unprecedented third…
Published on 17 July 2017
Through the series of interactive lectures, discussions and group works centering on transitions of Agro-Forestry Farming systems, the students gained a better understanding of the links between the different components in the ecosystem and how each component may affect food security in the advent of changing climate. The students also visited a demonstration of integrated dairy goat and cacao processing at Pusat Pembibitan Kakao where…
Published on 10 July 2017
Co-organizing the Summer School are Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) of Indonesia, and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) of Vienna, Austria. This year's theme Integrated Agro-Forestry Farming Systems: a Transition to Food Security in a Changing Climate will be tackled through lectures, case studies, field visits, and group discussions. The participants are 17 MS FSCC students, 6 students from SEARCA's International Development…
Published on 29 June 2017
Though Mr. Villancio said farmers, not agriculturists, feed the world, he stressed that “the responsibility of agriculturists is to continuously find ways for the world to feed itself.” SEARCA Director Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr. said indeed, agriculture has evolved from the old concept of ox-and-plow farming to a dynamic field that has become more competitive by applying modern technologies and adopting business practices…
Published on 23 June 2017
On behalf of Director General Vilaysouk Khennavong, Mr. Bounchanh Kombounyasith, Deputy Director General of the Department of Agriculture (DOA), MAF, welcomed and expressed his deep appreciation to all the guests and participants of the workshop. He also encouraged the participants to consider this event as a venue to share their knowledge, and exchange information on farm production, regulations, and market access. Mr. Pattivong Soulivanh, Country…
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