Source: The Manila Times26 Sep 2017A regional agriculture program is seen to enable farmers from the country's poorest regions to tap bigger markets that will eventually allow them to contribute more to the economy.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) market access program dubbed Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration (ATMI) aims to help bring together the...Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), commissioned by the Philippine Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), successfully launched the Orientation and 1st Face-to-Face Session under the Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Mentorship Program: Communicating Agriculture...Read more
Source: The Philippine Star25 Sep 2017MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines and France are set to enter into a bilateral cooperation agreement aimed at strengthening both countries' thrust on food security and sustainable agriculture.
The signing of the bilateral agreement will be led by French Embassy Chargé d'Affaires Laurent Legodec and Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel...Read more
Forty-five SEARCA Scholars based in the Philippines enjoyed a day of fellowship and recreation through their team building activity on 17 September 2017 at Caliraya Resort Club in Lumban, Laguna. Graduate scholars from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam played games that aimed to foster team work and camaraderie, despite...Read more
Mrs. Gigi Pontejos-Morris, Farm School Director at MoCA Family Farm RLearning Center, and her family, talk about small family farms and their multi-functional roles in rural development and national economic growth.
19 September 2017Los Baños, Laguna, PhilippinesRead more
Source: The Manila Times22 Sep 2017An international food agency has urged government to carry out "structural transformation" by pouring investments into farm research and development (R&D), infrastructure, labor-intensive manufacturing and services, and land distribution in order for rural economies to grow.
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) which is...Read more
Source: Manila Bulletin22 Sep 2017Officials from the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food are in the country to reinforce French-Philippine scientific exchanges with the signing of a bilateral cooperation agreement on agriculture.
According to the French Embassy in Manila, Héloïse Pestel, Director for International Affairs at the French Ministry for Agriculture and Food, and...Read more
Source: BusinessMirror19 Sep 2017President Duterte signed into law Republic Act (RA) 10391, or the "Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act", last month. The law allows students in state universities and colleges (SUCs), local universities and colleges and state-run technical-vocational schools to enjoy free tuition. RA 10391 also provides that public tertiary and vocational...Read more
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Food Security Potentials of Agroforestry Production Systems in the Philippines
Dr. Leila D. Landicho, University Researcher, Institute of Agroforestry, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UP Los Baños presents "Food Security Potentials of Agroforestry Systems in Selected Upland Farming Communities in the Philippines." This paper is part of the research entitled “Scaling-Up Agroforestry Towards Sustainable Development of Upland Farming Communities in the Philippines,” which was funded by SEARCA-SFRT and was implemented in 2015-2016. The said study dwelled on the ecological and socioeconomic contributions of agroforestry, and this particular paper presentation highlights the results of the latter.