LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) together with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) recently concluded the preliminary phase of the project, “A Participatory Action Research on School- and Community-based Food and Nutrition Program for Literacy, Poverty Reduction, and Sustainable Development” on 15 May 2016.
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – After a series of seminars and workshops conducted by the Project Management Team (PMT) of the Participatory Action Research on School- and Community-based Food and Nutrition Program for Literacy, Poverty Reduction, and Sustainable Development, a total of 36 heads and teachers from the six participating schools of the Department of Education- Laguna Division convened for the Writeshop on Integrating Agriculture, Nutrition, and Climate Change Concepts in Elementary and High School Curricula. The writeshop was conducted by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) on 12-13 May 2016. It was participated in by Grades 4 and 7 teachers for Mathematics, English, Science Edukasyong Pantahanan at Pangkabuhayan (EPP), and Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE).
SIEM REAP, Cambodia – The ASEAN Social Forestry Network Strategic Response Fund (ASRF) conducted another Project Development Assistance (PDA) workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia on 25-27 April 2016. This is the second PDA workshop conducted for the extension phase of the ASRF, which allocated another five slots for proposals generated under this scheme. The PDA workshops are aimed to assist ASEAN member states (AMS) in developing project proposals that would respond to the needs of the ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) leaders and focal points in addressing emerging issues related to social forestry in their respective countries. The PDA is also intended to identify issues and determine priority interventions in Community/Social Forestry that will help address them.
SORSOGON AND QUEZON, Philippines – Monitoring and evaluation visits to two projects in the provinces of Sorsogon and Quezon, Philippines funded by SEARCA’s Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT) Program were undertaken by the Center’s Research and Development Department (RDD).
BASCO, BATANES, Philippines – In its effort to level up its knowledge management initiatives, the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) recently supported a Training of Trainers in Writing Effective Knowledge Products under the project titled Building Capacity and Strengthening Partnership for Carabao Development Program that the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) implements for PCC. A total of 26 participants, composed of Regional Lead Knowledge Products Writers and officials and staff from PCC Main Headquarters, participated in the learning activity on 18 to 21 April 2016 at Batanes Seaside Lodge, Basco, Batanes. The training of trainers generally aimed to enhance partcicipants’ knowledge and understanding of Knowledge Products (KPs), including their features and structure. It also included a writeshop where participants prepared and polished drafts of their respective KPs.
NAUJAN, ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – About 30 participants composed of farmer-beneficiaries and institutional stakeholders of the SEARCA Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) project on revitalizing the calamansi industry in Victoria, Oriental Mindoro joined the Participatory Rural Appraisal and Action Planning (PRAAP) Workshop on 4-7 April 2016 at the Agricultural Training Institute Regional Center Session Hall.
HOA BINH, Vietnam – The Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST) developed a proposal to review the implementation of community forestry in Vietnam during the Project Development Assistance (PDA) workshop facilitated by SEARCA through the Project Management Unit of the ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) Strategic Response Fund (ASRF) on 12-14 April 2016.
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