KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Dr. Gil C. Saguigiut, Jr., SEARCA Director, presented a concept proposal titled "Competency Standards for Agricultural Workers in the ASEAN Region" during the 3rd High Officials Meeting on Southeast Asia - Technical and Vocational Education and Training (SEA-TVET) held here on 23-25 May 2017. Themed 21st Century TVET in Southeast Asia: Advancing towards...Read more
Camarines Norte State College (CNSC) welcomed Dr. Rusty Abanto as its new president on 16 February 2017. Dr. Abanto is a proud SEARCA scholarship alumnus funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He earned his PhD in Environmental Science from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), and his Master's degree in the same field from University of Nueva...Read more
STA CRUZ LAGUNA, Philippines. Ninety-two (92) school heads and teachers from 11 school districts in the Province of Laguna participated in the Training-Workshop on Scaling-Up of School Gardens held on 17 May 2017 at Bagumbayan Elementary School, Sta. Cruz, Laguna. Leading the team of trainers were the SEARCA-DepEd-UPLB School and Home Gardens Project (SHGP) Coordinators. Ms. Soledad...Read more
The annual University Consortium Summer School is now accepting applications from enthusiastic individuals who want to make a change through integrated agroforestry systems. The Summer School will be held in Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 10-22 July 2017. The event is spearheaded by UGM and Austria's University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU).
Prof. Paul Teng, Chairman of the Board of International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), talks about the adoption, impact, and future prospects of commercialized biotech crops.
19 May 2017Los Baños, Laguna, PhilippinesRead more
Sources: Noon Break Balita
21 May 2017
May 21, 2017 – The SEARCA Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT) is accepting applications for promising research and training programs that may be inputs into scientific discoveries with applications in promoting rural economic development.
Recognizing the serious lack of funds hinder pursuit of potential programs, the Southeast Asian...Read more
Sources: SunStar Davao
19 May 2017
MUNTINLUPA CITY -- Philippines ranked as the top grower of biotech or genetically modified (GM) crops in Southeast Asia and 12th biggest producer globally last year, the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Application (ISAAA) revealed on Friday, May 19.
ISAAA's chair of the board of Trustees, Dr. Paul Teng, during a media...Read more
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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.