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Published on 6 April 2018
These efforts are still part of the Enterprise Development Component of the PCC-funded project titled Building Capacity and Strengthening Partnership for Carabao Development Program (CDP). The component provides relevant interventions identified in the recommendations of the Value Chain Analysis Study conducted by SEARCA for PCC covering carabao-based enterprises across the country. The interventions range from knowledge sharing to provision of support services and resources to…
Published on 27 March 2018
Thirty-four participants from overseas partner institutions joined 19 local participants in two back-to-back events hosted by SEARCA and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) for the Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC) project on 19 – 24 March 2018.  The MS FSCC is a project initiated by the SEARCA-established Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources…
Published on 26 March 2018
ASRF under the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) aims to enable the AMS Leaders and Focal Points to quickly respond to emerging issues and challenges and articulate policy recommendations and directions on social forestry as it relates to climate change, food security, and poverty alleviation. It is designed to provide AMS Leaders and Focal Points seed fund to respond to immediate…
Published on 22 March 2018
In his Welcome Remarks, Dr. Ngo Bunthan, Rector of RUA, thankedSEARCAfor its "significant contribution in capacitatingRUA staff through the granting of scholarships and conduct of trainings and short courses." Prof. Fumio Isoda, Director of NU Asian Satellite Campuses Institute (ASCI), also acknowledged the support of SEARCA to its students under the satellite campus in Cambodia and the Philippines. In response, Dr. Cuaresma reiterated that"SEARCA's mandate…
Published on 5 March 2018
The forum participants included middle managers and senior leaders in 12 national agriculture, fisheries, and rural development agencies, nongovernment organizations (NGOs), and key faculty members and officials of higher education institutions (HEIs) in agriculture and related fields. The forum, which runs until 2 March 2018, is organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), with the Universidade Nacional…
Published on 5 March 2018
The knowledge event was the third and final leg in the series of workshops held in Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The Philippine workshop was attended by 39 participants from Elena International, Microenergy Systems (MES), SEARCA, TUB, and UPLB. The workshop aimed to establish a platform for knowledge exchange and find potential collaborations between Germany and the Southeast Asian region. Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr.…
Published on 28 February 2018
SEARCA Director Gil C. Saguiguit Jr. presents to Dr. Chung-hsiu Hung, Director General for international Affairs of Taiwan’s COA Executive Yuan, a copy of 'SEARCA's Fifty Years: Pushing the Frontiers of Agricultural and Rural Development' at their meeting in Taipei. Philippine government-hosted SEARCA is mandated to promote inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD) in the ASEAN countries plus Timor-Leste through its core programs…
Published on 26 February 2018
The Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) launched by SEARCA in 1989 counts among its members nine leading agricultural universities in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines Thailand, Japan, Canada, and Germany. On the other hand, 68 universities in ASEAN, Japan, Korea are participating in the ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme led by the Bangkok-based Southeast Asian Regional…
Published on 22 February 2018
The TTF is organized by the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network and hosted by the Government of the Republic of Fiji. Mr. Mark Mineo, Regional Environmental Officer to the U.S. Embassy in Fiji, and Mrs. Makereta Konrote, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Economy to the Government of Fiji, officially opened the forum. The Philippine delegation was composed of CCC staff members, including Mr…
Published on 2 February 2018
Titled as Developing a Community-Based Development Framework for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Ilar discussed the governance of a rice-based community intervention (RBCI) in the Philippines as part of the government's initiatives for agriculture and rural development (ARD) and how this adheres to the community-based development (CBD) concept. Through his analysis, he came up with a proposed CBD framework for ARD which addresses the…
Published on 26 January 2018
It is within this context that the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) are collaborating on an event titled Regional Workshop on Competency Certification for Agricultural Workers in Southeast Asia to be held at the SEARCA Headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines on 6-7 March 2018. The Workshop aims to…
Published on 22 January 2018
Modular Discussion The four-day session focused on strengthening the skills of the learner-participants in terms of disseminating and communicating agricultural research results through photography and videography. Dr. Lope B. Santos III, SEARCA Unit Head for Project Development and Technical Services, gave the opening remarks on behalf of Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., SEARCA Director, while Ms. Julia A. Lapitan, DA-BAR Head for Applied Communication, read…
Published on 19 January 2018
Under the MS FSCC, students enroll under a particular program track involving two UC universities, are co-supervised by lecturers from these universities and receive two degrees. They also have the opportunity to study in a partner European university for a semester, starting July 2018. The student mobilities are funded by the ERAMUS+ Capacity Building for Higher Education and are managed by SEARCA for Southeast Asia…
Published on 18 January 2018
SEARCA received 1,455 photo entries in the three-month submission period that started in1 September 2017. Open to Southeast Asian nationals, the 2017 photo contest centered on the theme Agriculture for All, by All: moving forward on agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia, which coincided with the new chapter in SEARCA's existence, a year after it celebrated its 50th founding anniversary. The selection process for…
Published on 11 January 2018
Nine alumni from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, the Philippines and Timor Leste are expected to attend the said workshop. The event is spearheaded by the RSAA President, Dr. Josefina T. Dizon and SEARCA's Graduate Education and Institutional Development Department. The RSAA, formerly known as the Regional SEARCA Fellows Association or RSFA was organized during the SEARCA regional consultative workshop held on May 28-29, 2013…
Published on 11 January 2018
ASRF under the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) is designed to provide leaders and focal points on social forestry of the AMS with seed fund, to enable them to respond to immediate needs or catalyze strategic actions that will address emerging issues and opportunities, to which response of the AMS and AWG-SF is critical. The ASRF promotes the inclusion of communities…
Published on 3 January 2018
The two-day workshop tackled the mobility of the first batch of students to their respective host universities beginning January 2018, the selection for the second batch of MS FSCC students, the development of the joint MS FSCC curriculum in the University Consortium (UC) member universities, and plans for upcoming activities such as staff trainings and the second Summer School. The UC agreed to extend the…
Published on 3 January 2018
The project is implemented by a consortium composed of SEARCA, CTI Engineering of Japan, Woodfields Consulting International (CTI), and Ergons Project Management Consultant (ERGONS). It is under the Asian Development Bank Technical Assistance (8493) to CCC and funded by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR). Along with the Final Report, SEARCA also presented to CCC the Guidance Manuals on Baseline Calculations, Vulnerability and Risk…
Published on 22 December 2017
The event was part of the ASEAN 50 series of regional conferences and dialogues hosted by the Government of the Philippines through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Institutional capacity buildingis a major component of the project Climate Resilience and Green Growth (CRGG) in Critical Watersheds, a Technical Assistance (8493) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to the Climate Change Commission (CCC) of…
Published on 19 December 2017
The meeting was opened by Dr. Rodora Babaran, Director of the Human Development Directorate of the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC), followed by messages from Dr. Wayne Nelles and Dr. Maria Cristeta Cuaresma, who were representing the organizers of the workshop. In a rare occasion, the dialogue cum workshop gathered the heads of three divisions of ASEC (Education, Youth and Sports; Food, Agriculture and Forestry; and the…
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