MAKATI, Philippines - A forum jointly organized by the Philippines and France highlighted several factors that affect the integration of smallholder farmers, such as markets, standards, organization, policies, and investments. Recognizing the crucial role of smallholder farmers in sustainable food production to achieve food security and nutrition, the Department of Agriculture, together with...Read more
Bangkok, Thailand - Three administrative staff from SEARCA were welcomed by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization's Secretariat (SEAMEO Secretariat) at its headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand on 20-21 September 2017 as part of the SEAMEO Staff Exchange Program. The program aims to enhance cooperation and partnership between and among SEAMEO Centers and the SEAMEO Secretariat, as...Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand – The Government of Thailand, through the Ministry of Education (MOE), will host the 65th SEARCA Governing Board Meeting on 19-20 October 2017 at the Radisson Blu Plaza here. This is the sixteenth time the country will host such meeting since Thailand joined the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) in 1965.
As the highest policymaking body...Read more
The ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) supports the ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN), now referred to as the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF), in addressing three interrelated issues confronting the region---food insecurity, poverty and climate change. This program, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC),...Read more
Mr. Nomer C. Esmero, Senior National Coordinator, Better Rice Initiative for Asia (BRIA), GIZ, talks about the logic of rice farming, an ethnography of a farming village in Mindanao, Philippines.
26 September 2017Los Baños, Laguna, PhilippinesRead more
The Umbrella Program on Food and Nutrition Security for Southeast Asia is envisaged to serve as a platform for collaborative research on food security among the University Consortium members and partner universities/institutions from the other Southeast Asian Ministries of Education Organization (SEAMEO) member countries. It aims to align the program of work on food security of SEARCA and the...Read more
Source: Food Evolution1 Oct 2017The Philippines and France have signed an administrative arrangement that aims to promote bilateral trade and cooperation in agricultural, fishery and food products, a move that subsequently called for the creation of a Joint Agricultural Steering Committee (JASC).
JASC would implement the administrative arrangement and facilitate linkages between the relevant...Read more
Source: Manila Standard29 Sep 2017SCIENCE CITY OF MUÑOZ, Nueva Ecija—The Philippine Carabao Center here will be hosting this year's International Conference on Carabao-Based Enterprise Development.
Ma. Cecilia Irang, PCC Information Officer, said about 200 participants from the Philippines and other Asian countries are expected to attend the event, which will be held at the...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
International Professional Service Provider for Local and International Graduate Scholarship Programs In Livestock Research and Biotechnology for the Philippine Carabao Center
About the scholarship
The project aims to strengthen the Philippine Carabao Center’s pool of professionals by providing scholarship grants to qualified PCC officers and regular staff to complete graduate degrees from selected universities of center of excellence in the Philippines, USA, Canada and Australia.
The following areas of studies, as covered by the PCC-SEARCA scholarship project:
International Scholarship Grants: Livestock biotechnology, genomics, bioinformatics, policy and development studies
Local Scholarship Grants: Policy, planning and development, knowledge management and biotechnology
The scholarship is granted up to a maximum of four semesters (2 years) for a master's degree program and six semesters (3 years) for a doctoral program.
Officers and regular staff of PCC who plan to pursue advance degree leading to molecular livestock biotechnology, genomics, bioinformatics, policy, development studies and knowledge management and related fields can apply for the scholarship.
Applicants must have received an offer or have been admitted to any of the selected study posts, to be eligible for the program.
The grant shall cover tuition fees, monthly stipend, book allowance, annual health insurance, thesis/dissertation expense, domestic travel allowance, and round trip airfare.
The scholar may seek additional grant for thesis/dissertation work from other sources provided that the scholarship is not sufficient to cover all of the necessary expenses for the research.
Applicants shall submit all scholarship documents to PCC which shall initially screen and endorse shortlisted applicants to SEARCA.
Applications should be addressed to:
Dr. Arnel N. Del Barrio Executive Director Philippine Carabao Center
Thru: Dr. Liza G. Battad Chief Planning and Special Projects Division
All shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by SEARCA as the final step in the selection process.
Official transcript of academic records of each degree completed (BS transcript for MS applicants and BS and MS transcripts for PhD applicants);
Certification of employment;
Brief description of the research the applicant plans to conduct for thesis/dissertation. The research topic must contribute to the growing body of knowledge on livestock research and biotechnology for the Philippine Carabao Center;
Two copies of passport-size pictures of the applicant;
Certification from a medical doctor that the applicant is in good physical and mental health condition and is fit to undertake graduate studies;
Admission notice from selected university
For further inquiries, please contact:
The Program Head Graduate Education and Institutional Development SEARCA College, Los Baños, Laguna 4031 Philippines Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Telfax: +63-49-5367164