The application deadline for the SEARCA Travel Grants for June 2015 travel is extended until 15 May 2015. The SEARCA Travel Grants program is meant to reinforce the Center’s efforts and resources in the promotion of inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD) toward food security and poverty alleviation in the region. SEARCA will provide travel grants of up to a maximum of USD 1,200 each to qualified agriculture and agriculture-related professionals, social scientists, and graduate students in Southeast Asia.
NAIROBI, Kenya – The Biotechnology Information Center (BIC) of SEARCA’s Knowledge Management Department contributed to and learned from the presentations, discussions, and exercises of three international biotech communication activities held at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya: the Alliance for Science Biotechnology Leadership Course (10-11 April 2015), the International Conference on Agricultural Biotechnology and Biosafety Communications (13-14 April 2015), and the Annual Network Meeting of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications or ISAAA (15-16 April 2015).
ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines – SEARCA, in partnership with the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU), will conduct a training course on Organic and Scientific Native Chicken Production on 27 April 2015 at MMSU in Batac, Ilocos Norte. This activity is the first in a series of training courses under the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR)-funded project titled, Production of Organic Feeds for Native Chicken: A Pilot Corn/Sorghum + Cowpea Intercropping Scheme Integrated with Village Feed Milling and Native Chicken Production.
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – SEARCA has successfully concluded the training courses on “Demystifying Knowledge Management (KM)” and “Knowledge Sharing for Your Work: Techniques and Tools for Project KM” which were attended by 24 participants from the Department of Agriculture–Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), DA Regional Field Office, DA Bureaus, and Attached Agencies. The training workshops, held last 13-17 April 2015, were implemented under the DA-BAR-funded project Capacity Development Program on Knowledge Management–Phase II.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture Asia Regional Office (CIAT Asia) recently signed a memorandum of understanding to pursue common education, training, and research objectives in various areas of agricultural and rural development in the Southeast Asian region.
For the first time, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) shall give recognition to its outstanding scholarship alumni who have personified SEARCA’s values and philosophy and have distinguished themselves through their personal achievements, professional accomplishments, public service and other meritorious endeavors.
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Southeast Asia stands to lose a lot in terms of agricultural production and stability if there is no urgent, sustained action to implement climate change adaptation and mitigation in the region, warns Climate Change Commissioner Naderev Saño during a knowledge event here.
Research and Development Generating information, knowledge, lessons, and insights that will influence policies, investments, trade, and other actions that will promote competitive agriculture, as well as inclusive and sustainable ARD. Read More
Knowledge Management Promoting a learning culture, knowledge creation, knowledge-sharing and use, with a predominant focus on the broad strategic theme of ISARD. Read More