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Published on 19 December 2016
The instructional materials integrate concepts of sustainable ecological and organic agriculture, nutrition, and climate change in subjects such as science, mathematics, English, and Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan (for Grade 4) and Technology and Livelihood Education (for Grade 7). Near the end of its first year, the ongoing activity is named “Participatory Action Research on School – and Community-based Food and Nutrition Program for Literacy, Poverty…
Published on 19 December 2016
The meeting charted the next three years of operation of the AWG-SF, specifically to support the AMS achieve their targets based on the AWG-SF's Strategic Plan of Action in line with the Vision and Strategic Plan for ASEAN Cooperation in Food, Agriculture and Forestry (ASEAN-FAF) (2016-2025), the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Blueprint 2025, and the ASEAN Community Vision 2025. In the current set-up where the…
Published on 19 December 2016
The forum highlighted contemporary issues in inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ARD) in Southeast Asia that affect food security and poverty alleviation efforts, converging on the themes of social inclusion, sustainability, institutions and governance, and regional and sub-regional integration. It served as a venue to discuss and analyze recommendations that may guide further actions, policies, and initiatives of various stakeholders of the agriculture…
Published on 5 December 2016
The MS FSCC is a project initiated by the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) and is jointly led by Kasetsart University (KU) and SEARCA. It is a 3-year project, which was awarded funding under the ERASMUS + Capacity Building for Higher Education Program. The first year of the project is meant to establish the curriculum; the pilot…
Published on 29 November 2016
The participants from eight ASEAN countries that included the Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Lao PDR were representatives of projects that received funding from the ASRF through SEARCA. The grants facility, now nearing its third year of operation, was established as a flexible funding mechanism of the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) in April 2014, through funding from…
Published on 25 October 2016
Ecosystems provide services that are key to human survival and broadly classified into four categories, namely: provisioning, such as food, clean water, and safe atmospheric conditions; regulating, such as control of climate and spread of diseases; supporting, such as nutrient cycles and crop pollination; and cultural, such as spiritual and recreational benefits. (The United Nations Millennium Ecosystem Assessment). Various ecosystems across the region are increasingly…
Published on 8 September 2016
The following link will take you to INQUIRER.net: https://business.inquirer.net/214585/school-gardens-nourish-pupils-body-mind Source: Inquirer.Net | 07 September 2016    
Published on 5 September 2016
This summarizes an overriding insight that 55 early-career scientists from eight Southeast Asian countries drew from a workshop on collaborative research to jointly improve on their respective team proposals on climate change adaptation and mitigation in agriculture for submission to a research grants program. Jointly organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Foundation for…
Published on 31 August 2016
Signatories to the LOA were SEARCA director Gil Saguiguit Jr. and IRRI director for external affairs Carinta Quijano-Guerta. The project is titled “National Action Plans for Mitigation in Rice: Comparative Assessment of Institutional Field Testing and Possible Entry Points for Intervention in the Philippines and Vietnam.” IRRI climate change specialist Bjoern Ole Sander represents his institute in the project while SEARCA R&D head Bessie Burgos…
Published on 23 August 2016
“As Thailand’s leading university in agriculture and natural resources, we understand how important climate change and food security is, and everyone in this University need to take that into consideration, especially in support of the sufficiency economy, which is now the priority of His Majesty.” This was underscored by Dr. Chongrak Wachrinrat, Acting President of Kasetsart University, as he opened the 2016 Summer School on…
Published on 23 August 2016
The UAVs are the outputs of Disaster Risk Reduction Management Sub-component: Utilization of Drones in Disaster Assessment and Other Agricultural Purposes of AMIA. The UAVs were developed by Dr. Rogel Mari Sese, Drone Specialist of UPLBFI. Director Alicia Ilaga of DASWCCO and DA Regional Executive Directors received the two units of drones from Dr. Lope B. Santos III, SEARCA Program Specialist for Project Development and…
Published on 4 February 2016
In the developing parts of Asia, more than 60 percent of the economically active population and their dependents—2.2 billion people—rely on agriculture for their livelihoods. Several studies have identified adverse impacts of climate change on agriculture in the Asia-Pacific Region. These include decreased yields which could threaten the food security of 1.6 billion people in South Asia. Three of the top goals of…
Published on 26 January 2016
ASFCC is a partnership program with all 10 ASEAN member states to strengthen sustainable forest management and the principles of social forestry as it relates to climate change adaptation and mitigation. SEARCA joined the ASFCC in 2014 as the implementer of the flexible funding mechanism, ASEAN Social Forestry Network Strategic Response Fund (ASRF), one of the recommendations from the ASFCC Phase I External Review…
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…
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