LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Philippines – "Family farms are truly key players for inclusive growth and rural development, as well as to our food secure future."
Thus said Senator Cynthia A. Villar, Chair of the Philippine Senate Agriculture and Food Committee during her keynote speech at the 2nd National Small and Family Farmers/New and Beginning Farmers Conference held at SEARCA on 20-21...Read more
Source: The Manila Times21 Sep 2018A RECENT study shows the ongoing Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) integration is impacting agricultural labor markets in two ways: increasing mobility of waged agricultural workers; and productivity improving among smallholder farmers.
According to the Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research...Read more
Theme: Strategic Approaches to Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture and Food Systems in Southeast AsiaQuick Facts:When: 7-10 November 2018
Where: Development Academy of the Philippines, Tagaytay City, Cavite
Food and nutrition security are essential to bring about universal sustainable development. Globally, however, insufficient food and nutrition systems...Read more
PAHANG, Malaysia – 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), conducted a project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) visit in Kuala Lumpur and Pahang, Malaysia on 13-14 September 2018.The M&E visit is one of the important activities...Read more
"EcoHealth in Southeast Asia: Theories and Prospects" by Dr. Rico C. Ancog, Assistant Professor, Ecosystem Services and Environmental Policy (ESEP) Laboratory, SESAM, University of the Philippines Los Baños
11 September 2018Los Baños, Laguna, PhilippinesRead more
2nd Small and Family Farmers | New and Beginning Farmers National Conference
Small farms and family farms are not determined by size. However, according to the latest Census of Agriculture of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the Philippines has 5.56 million farms/holdings covering 7.19 million hectares. This means that the average size of a farm in the Philippines, mostly small-scale...Read more
Quick Facts:When: 20-21 September 2018
Where: SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Contact: Dr. Nova A. Ramos (firstname.lastname@example.org), SEARCA Program Specialist
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Download event programSmall farms and family farms are not determined by size. However, according to the latest Census of Agriculture of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the Philippines has...Read more
University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) – A total of 54 new and continuing SEARCA scholars pursuing masters and doctoral degrees here attended an orientation seminar held at the SEARCA headquarters on 9 September 2018. The annual orientation introduced the scholars to the mandate of SEARCA and their responsibilities as SEARCA scholars. Aside from SEARCA scholars in...Read more
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
In pursuit of generating a critical mass of professionals working on agriculture and rural development in Asia, SEARCA is revitalizing its Visiting Research Fellows (VRF) Program. The VRF is intended for researchers within and outside the SEA region who are doing research along the priority thrusts of SEARCA, namely: agricultural competitiveness and natural resource management.
The SEARCA Adjunct Fellows (SAF) Program offers research opportunities for selected staff of the University of the Philippines System. It seeks to contribute to the University’s pursuit of excellence and thrusts by advancing their research interests and capabilities, as well as, expanding their research horizons.