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Published on 3 July 2019 by Anna Gale C. Vallez
CENTRAL LUZON, Philippines – The stakeholders of the project Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry of Oriental Mindoro participated in the ‘Lakbay-aral’ organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) on 24–27 June 2019. This educational trip was joined by the calamansi farmers and the…
Published on 2 July 2019 by Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña
INCHEON, South Korea – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), which manages the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF], organized the session on Youth and Gender Inclusion in Forestry under Stream 2: People and Forests Living in Harmony in the Asia Pacific Forestry Week 2019 (APFW 2019) which was held in Incheon, South Korea…
Published on 2 July 2019 by Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña
INCHEON, South Korea – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), through its administration of the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund (ASRF), has awarded travel grants to Mr. Long Ratanakoma of Cambodia, Dr. Tuti Herawati of Indonesia, and Dr. Ei Ei Swe Hlaing of Myanmar. The ASRF travel grantees participated in the Asia Pacific Forestry…
Published on 2 July 2019
An intergovernment treaty organization hosted by the Philippine government is holding an international workshop to take stock of research, policy, and initiatives toward sustainable water resource management systems for food security in Southeast Asia. Glenn Gregorio, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) director, said the three-day workshop would be participated by officials and technical staff of ministries of agriculture…
Published on 2 July 2019
Officials and technical staff of ministries of agriculture and national water and irrigation related agencies in Southeast Asia, local governments, irrigators' and farmers' associations, academe, and research and international organizations will convene at a program development workshop for sustainable water resource management for food security in Southeast Asia on June 26-28 in Los Baños, Laguna. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research…
Published on 1 July 2019
South Korea is hosting events on forestry in the Asia-Pacific region this week for academia, governments and the private sector to discuss and share views on pressing challenges in the sector. The Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019 and the 28th Session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission kicked off Monday at the Songdo Convensia Convention Center in Incheon. The five-day event is jointly organized by the Korea…
Published on 24 June 2019 by Anna Gale C. Vallez
ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – SEARCA's project on Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry in Oriental Mindoro, funded by the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research, identified possible areas for the establishment of demonstration farms to improve the existing production management for increased yield and off-season fruiting on 23-24 May 2019.  The project team selected three demo-farms from each of the municipalities of…
Published on 30 May 2019
Amidst the era of a changing climate, the Philippines must identify initiatives that can improve the productivity of its farmers and support its adaptation and mitigation actions. Experts on climate change, agriculture and other relevant fields in the Philippines came together to identify climate-resilient agriculture (CRA) technologies and practices that farmers can adopt into their fields. These CRA interventions were selected based on their relevance…
Published on 22 May 2019 by Adelaine C. Arganda
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The team of the Market Study Component of the project Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry of Oriental Mindoro conducted an initial consumer preference survey on the calamansi concentrate, a product of Oriental Mindoro, in the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) campus, in a company canteen in Carmelray Industrial Park, and in a public resort in Los Baños,…
Published on 9 May 2019
Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio has been appointed as new Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), an inter-government treaty organization hosted by the Philippine government on the campus of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), for a three-year term and he assumed office on 1 May 2019.  Dr. Gregorio is the eleventh to hold the…
Published on 9 May 2019 by Christiansen D. Aguila and Reymond Denver Q. Buenaseda
ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines - A baseline study for the project Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry of Oriental Mindoro was conducted by the project team composed of staff from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) and partners from Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology (MinSCAT) on 22-26 April 2019. Farmer-members of the Victoria Kalamansi Farmers Federation (VKFF), traders, and processors…
Published on 29 April 2019 by Karen Serrano and Rosario B. Bantayan
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – In its continuous commitment to promote inclusivity and sustainability in the agricultural value chain development, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) conducted the 2nd Value Chain Development (VCD) Course on 22-26 April 2019 at the SEARCA Headquarters, here.  On its second year, the SEARCA-pioneered VCD course aimed to look through the agricultural value chain lens…
Published on 29 April 2019 by Judd Andrew D. Ada and Anna Gale C. Vallez
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – The Project Team for the "Promotion and Dissemination of Integrated Pest Management Strategies," a component of the project Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry in Oriental Mindoro, conducted a pest and disease baseline survey in calamansi farms and plant nurseries accredited by the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) in the province of Oriental Mindoro on 10-12 April 2019. …
Published on 29 April 2019 by Reymond Denver Q. Buenaseda and Christiansen D. Aguila
ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – A baseline study on plant nursery operators and calamansi processors was conducted by the project team composed of staff from UPLB, together with partners from Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology (MinSCAT), and the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg) of Oriental Mindoro on 1-6 April 2019 in the municipalities of Victoria, Pola, and Roxas for the project Upgrading the Calamansi…
Published on 12 April 2019 by Judd Andrew D. Ada and Anna Gale C. Vallez
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna– The Project Team from the University of the Philippines Los Baños Institute of Weed Science, Entomology and Plant Pathology (UPLB-IWEP) headed by Dr. Flor A. Ceballo and Dr. Filomena C. Sta. Cruz, Associate Professors and Study Leaders for the Promotion and dissemination of Integrated Pest Management strategies of the DA-BAR funded project, Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry in…
Published on 12 April 2019 by Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña
BALI, Indonesia - The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) participated in the 8th Ad-Hoc Steering Committee on Climate Change and Food Security (AHSC CCFS) of the ASEAN, held in Bali, Indonesia on 28-29 March 2019. Dr. Pham Quang Minh, Head of Food, Agriculture and Forestry (FAF) Division, ASEAN Sectoral Development Directorate, ASEAN Secretariat, chaired the meeting.  The meeting was set…
Published on 2 April 2019 by Reymond Denver Q. Buenaseda and Christiansen D. Aguila
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna– The Project team from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) spearheaded by Dr. Matilde V. Maunahan, Study Leader for the Value Chain Analysis and Market Study Component of the DA-BAR funded project, Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry in Oriental Mindoro, and University Researcher II of the Postharvest Horticulture Training and Research Center (PHTRC), will conduct a…
Published on 2 April 2019 by Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña
QUEZON CITY, Philippines. The Forest Management Bureau (FMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the Philippines is implementing a project under a grant from the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund (ASRF) titled, A Study on the Existing Benefit-Sharing Mechanisms in the Philippines Community-Based Forest Management (CBFM). This project was endorsed to the ASRF to examine the relationship among local…
Published on 2 April 2019
The 2019 QS World University Rankings is now out and all five regular members of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) are in the top 200 in the world with respect to the subject area of Agriculture and Forestry.  Kasetsart University (Thailand), Universiti Putra Malaysia, and Institut Pertanian Bogor (Indonesia) rank among the Top 51-100, while the University of the Philippines…
Published on 18 March 2019 by Loise Ann M. Carandang and Bernice Anne C. Darvin
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna– The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded project Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns (ATMI-ASEAN) conducted a series of one-on-one review meetings with its national programs in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam from 25 February to 1 March 2019 at SEARCA Headquarters. The objectives of the review were (1)…
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