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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)…
Published on 18 March 2019 by Loise Ann M. Carandang and Bernice Anne C. Darvin
ALABANG, Muntinlupa City, Philippines – 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) project, met with representatives from the Asian Farmers' Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) and Grow Asia to explore possible collaborations in implementing the project's overall objective of integrating small-scale rural producers (SSRP) in the…
Published on 18 March 2019
The Call for Applications for the 2019 MSFSCC Summer School and one-semester mobility is now open. Deadline for applications is 12 April 2019. The Joint Master program in Food Security and Climate Change (MSFSCC) is a project of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) being led by Kasetsart University in Thailand. It was awarded funding for three…
Published on 5 March 2019 by Christian Ray Buendia
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Recognizing the role of evidence-based policy proposals and effective research communication strategies in advancing food security and value chain development in Southeast Asia, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) conducted back-to-back workshops on Communicating Research on Inclusive Agricultural Value Chains with Policymakers and on Policy Proposal Development on Inclusive Agricultural Value Chains on 25…
Published on 26 February 2019 by Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña
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], will undertake a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) visit to projects, which received ASRF grants in Myanmar and Thailand on 21-25 February 2019. The ASRF-Myanmar project is the Assessment of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in Mountainous Regions of Myanmar…
Published on 25 February 2019 by Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña
NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – The ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund (ASRF)program management team visited a project being implemented in Myanmar, Assessment of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in Mountainous Regions of Myanmar towards Community Forestry Development, on 21-23 February 2019. This project was endorsed to the ASRF by the Forest Research Institute (FRI), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation…
Published on 22 February 2019
To improve the calamansi industry in Oriental Mindoro, the largest producer of calamansi in the country, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has embarked on a new project in collaboration with several partners and funding from the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research. It was during a seminar covened by SEARCA on February 12 with horticulture experts from…
Published on 22 February 2019
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA – Plan ahead, anticipate challenges, and work together. These were the rallying cries of speakers at a symposium titled "Food Security and Resilience Amid A Changing Climate" on October 18,2019 at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Umali Auditorium, located within the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) campus. The symposium was organized by…
Published on 17 February 2019 by Anna Gale C. Vallez
ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – A scoping activity for the project Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry in Oriental Mindoro was conducted on 14-16 February 2019 in the province of Oriental Mindoro. The project team composed of staff from SEARCA and UPLB, together with partners from Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology (MinSCAT), Victoria Kalamansi Farmers Federation (VKFF), and the Office…
Published on 13 February 2019 by Anna Gale C. Vallez
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – A seminar-workshop on the Status and Prospects of the Calamansi Industry in Oriental Mindoro for the project Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry of Oriental Mindoro was held on 12 February 2019 at SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna. Representatives from the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), University of the Philippines…
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…
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