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Published on 6 February 2019 by Bernice Anne C. Darvin with inputs from Sarah Grace L. Quiñones
SAGADA, Mountain Province – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study for Research and Agriculture (SEARCA) participated in the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) – Philippines 11th Annual Country Programme Review (ACPoR) with the theme, Promoting Inclusive Value Chains for Sustainable Rural Development on 6-8 February 2019 at Rock Inn and Café, Sagada, Mountain Province. SEARCA currently implements three IFAD-funded grant projects, namely:…
Published on 28 January 2019 by Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña
SIEM REAP, Cambodia – A project being implemented under a grant from the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund (ASRF), Community Forestry in Cambodia – A review of community forestry contribution to local livelihoods after 25 years of development, was visited by members of the ASRF Project Management Team on 17-19 January 2019. This project was endorsed to the ASRF by…
Published on 28 January 2019 by Monalinda B. Cadiz
SEARCA, Los Baños, LAGUNA – An endless queue of women in colorful garbs and earthen jars nestled over their heads, waiting turns to fetch water from a shallow river in Myanmar for "donation", was adjudged the best photo from over a thousand submissions from 10 Southeast Asian countries in the recently concluded 12th annual SEARCA Photo Contest. The photo by Kyaw Zaw Lay of Myanmar…
Published on 24 January 2019 by Anna Gale C. Vallez and Carmen Nyhria G. Rogel
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) held a mini-workshop for the project titled Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry of Oriental Mindoro on 24 January 2019 at the Sam-arng Srinilta Room, SEARCA Headquarters. The workshop was conducted to ensure efficient project…
Published on 10 January 2019 by Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña
The ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF], funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and managed by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), has awarded grant to Indonesia for the project titled Developing Mangrove Forest Environmental Education Program for the Ecotourism of JuruSebrang Community Forest in Belitung. The project was endorsed…
Published on 4 January 2019 by Leah Lyn D. Domingo
BANGKOK, Thailand – Initial talks between the Acting President of Kasetsart University (KU) and officials of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) focused on how the two institutions will help poor Southeast Asian farmers by combining KU's Knowledge of the Land Program anchored on the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) and SEARCA's approach to promoting…
Published on 7 December 2018 by Mary Grace A. Aquino
BALI, Indonesia – Ms. May Soe Oo and Mr. Sem Savuth, both SEARCA scholars, participated in the 7th International Conference on Integration of Science and Technology for Sustainable Development 2018 (ICIST2018) held on 26-29 November 2018 at The Patra Bali Resort and Villas, here. The conference with the theme, "Water conservation, Biological Diversity, Food Safety, and Agriculture," was organized to initiate an international network among…
Published on 4 December 2018 by Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña and Carmen Nyhria G. Rogel
BOGOR, Indonesia – The ASEAN Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) held its annual Planning Meeting to discuss operational plans for 2019, the program's final year of full implementation. Held in Bogor, Indonesia on 18-21 November 2018, the meeting likewise deliberated on ways to ensure synergy in the implementation of planned activities, including coordination in communication of programmatic messages and effective dissemination…
Published on 4 December 2018 by Blessie P. Saez
SEARCA, in partnership with the Camarines Norte State College (CNSC), organized the International Conference on Research and Extension (ICONRE 2018) held last 8-10 November 2018 at the CNSC Main Campus, Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines. With this year's theme Creating Pathways for Collaboration for a Progressive and Sustainable Research and Extension Productivity, ICONRE 2018 served as a platform for knowledge generation, exchanges in views and ideas,…
Published on 22 November 2018 by Regine Joy E. Javier
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – Twenty-seven young scientists and 10 experts serving as mentors from eight Southeast Asian Countries are meeting in a two-day workshop to enhance on-going collaborative research on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Agriculture Sector. The workshop, titled IFS-SEARCA Mentoring Workshop on Collaborative Research in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, is organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate…
Published on 22 November 2018
BOGOR, Indonesia – The Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) awarded a travel grant to Ms. Jennet E. Razo, PhD in Environmental Science student at UPLB, for her participation in a summer program at Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB), Indonesia. The UC allocates funds each year to qualified lecturers or graduate students for travel to another participating UC member…
Published on 7 November 2018 by Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña
Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) provide support in terms of food, medicine, livelihood, and overall well-being to around 23 million people who live in national forest reserve areas in Thailand. There are more than 10,000 registered community forests in Thailand covering a total area of 904,540 hectares, and the Royal Forest Department allows local people to collect NTFP from their registered community forests. Recognizing the potential…
Published on 2 October 2018
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Regional SEARCA Alumni Association (RSAA) convened the 4th RSAA Conference with the theme Food Security, Climate Change, and Poverty Reduction: Initiatives towards Sustainable Agriculture and Resilient Communities in Southeast Asia. With funding from the Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim, Germany, the Conference was held on 8-9…
Published on 2 October 2018 by Patricia Ann A. Pielago
Newly constructed food processing building for the fried-banana chips enterprise located at Brgy. Linao, Inopacan, LeyteDuring a project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) visit in Inopacan, Leyte on 20 September 2018, Dr. Jose Medina and Ms. Patricia Ann A. Pielago, ISARD Overall Program Coordinator and Project Assistant met with Dr. Jose L. Bacusmo, On-site Project Coordinator, to discuss the progress of various activities and initiatives…
Published on 2 October 2018 by Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña
The M&E visit is one of the important activities of the ASRF because it provides an opportunity for the Program Management Office (PMO) to meet the project implementers, observe the project sites, and to interact with stakeholders. The visit was conducted for the ASRF-Malaysia project Conservation and Consumption Goods & Nature-based Recreation: A Community-based Ecotourism Project in Malaysia, advocated by the Biodiversity and Forestry…
Published on 10 September 2018
The MSFSCC is a joint degree project partially funded by the European Commission's ERASMUS + Capacity Building for Higher Education. The ERASMUS project is being led by Kasetsart University (KU) and involves 11 other partners from Southeast Asia and 5 partners from Europe. The program is open to other universities of the region with the support of SEARCA, which has been providing graduate scholarships…
Published on 10 September 2018
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines — On its 12th year, the awaited annual regional SEARCA Photo Contest has officially opened for submissions from photo enthusiasts across Southeast Asia, starting on 7 September 2018. For 2018, SEARCA looks at its contributing role in the light of its efforts to bring to fore, and unify into a regional cooperation, many efforts that respond to the inevitable growing concern…
Published on 29 August 2018
The travel grant award was given due to the significance of the topic on OneHealth/EcoHealth and its huge potentials in providing a holistic understanding of the environmental challenges besetting the livestock sector of Southeast Asia. For years, SEARCA has been interested in providing policy analyses on the socio-economic and environmental factors critical to ensuring sustainable livestock-based farm management. Additionally, the growing concerns on anti-microbial resistance…
Published on 24 August 2018
Dr. Carlos Alberto Faerron Guzman, Academic Director of the Organization for Tropical Studies of Costa Rica, served as course lecturer. The five-day course provided the participants an overview of planetary health focusing on the effects of environmental changes on human health and on the political, economic, and social systems that govern those effects. The participants were immersed into a holistic learning experience through a mix…
Published on 16 August 2018
The conference topics provided a broader perspective on Food Ethics issues and how, in modest but positive ways, the S+HGP is contributing to it. The APSafe conference offered various ideas to further strengthen and sustain the scaling up process that the S+HGP has initiated. Food ethics presentations and discussions were related to crop production and climate, food and agricultural education, sustainable seafood, agri-food research, animal…
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