In a seemingly sleepy town of Majayjay in Laguna, Philippines, a busy farm at the foot of the mystical Mt. Banahaw never runs out of activities for sustainable livestock and crop production. Popularly known as the Costales Nature Farms, the farm also lets its visitors experience firsthand the activities in farming such as harvesting, feeding farm animals, transplanting, seed sowing, fishing, and...Read more
Sources: The Manila Times; Enjoy Travelling15 Dec 2017Farm tourism will open up new perspectives for inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD) and will revitalize the farm tourism sector as a sunrise industry in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.
Gil Saguiguit, Jr., director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture...Read more
An ASEAN Technical Meeting and Multi-Stakeholder Policy Dialogue on Higher Agricultural Education, Research and Extension (ASEAN HAERE) for Food Security and Sustainability was jointly organized and sponsored by SEARCA, the Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim of Germany, and the Chulalongkorn University School of Agricultural Resources (CUSAR) of Thailand. Held on...Read more
Source: Food Evolution13 Dec 2017Philippine-based Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) said that farm tourism will open up new perspectives for inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development.
SEARCA Director Gil Saguiguit said farm or agriculture tourism diversifies income for small farmers while promoting sustainable...Read more
Source: The Freeman11 Dec 2017CEBU, Philippines — The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) sees promising opportunities for farm tourism in the Philippines.
This is the result of the newly released study conducted by SEARCA which emphasized farm tourism as the fastest emerging sub-sector of the broad tourism industry.
But even before...Read more
Source: BusinessMirror10 Dec 2017The first international conference on human ecology in Asia was held in the Philippines. It focused on global practices, initiatives and possibilities that contribute to shaping a more sustainable world. It was hosted by the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in...Read more
Source: The Philippine Star10 Dec 2017MANILA, Philippines — Farm tourism will open up new perspectives for inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development and will revitalize the farm tourism sector as a sunrise industry in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.
Gil Saguiguit Jr., director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture...Read more
Source: BusinessMirror10 Dec 2017Farm tourism opens up a whole new perspective for inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD) and provides hope for revitalizing the sector as a sunrise, if not a sunshine industry in Southeast Asia.
Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit Jr., director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), gave...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: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Telfax: +63-49-5367164