BERLIN, Germany – TheSoutheast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture joins 21 countries and nine international organizations in the launching of the Global Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Community of Practice (CoP) in Maritim Hotel, Berlin, Germany on 16 June 2016. The EbA approach is one of the CoPs adopted in the Paris Agreement. The countries represented in the launch include: Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgizstan, Mali, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, and Vietnam.
NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) presented the results of the study commissioned by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) titled Overview and Assessment of Agricultural Innovation Systems in ASEAN during the OECD-FAO-ASEAN Regional Conference on Policies to Enable Food Security, Agricultural Productivity and Improved Nutrition, which took place on 14-15 June 2016.
NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – The former Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MOAI) has been re-organized under the new Myanmar democratic government into the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI). MoALI is an integration of the MOAI, Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development, and Ministry of Cooperatives.
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – Dr. Ingrid Öborn, Regional Coordinator of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), together with Dr. Rodel Lasco, Country Coordinator and Senior NRM Scientist, and Mr. Robert Finlayson, Regional Communications Specialist of the same organization, visited SEARCA on 21 June 2016 to discuss possible collaboration on an integrated research-in-development program on greening the ASEAN economic corridors.
Over the recent months, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) based in Rome, Italy, has been discussing with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) several projects intended to benefit the Southeast Asia and Asia-Pacific regions in efforts to address the overriding problems of poverty and food security.
Twenty six junior faculty members and researchers from Savannakhet University (SKU), Lao PDR participated in a Short Course on Utilization of Indigenous Crops to Strengthen Food Security held on 6-10 June 2016 at SKU.
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – Any graduate student would know that writing a research or thesis proposal is part of the graduate education’s rite of passage. Cognizant of this, SEARCA conducted a training workshop on Writing Thesis and Dissertation Proposals for selected SEARCA scholars on 1-3 June 2016 at the SEARCA headquarters. Twenty-two SEARCA scholars studying at the University of the Philippines Los Baños who are in the thesis-writing stage of their study programs attended the three-day course.
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