LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in collaboration with the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (University Consortium) and the Food Security Center (FSC) of Hohenheim University in Germany, hosted and conducted the Regional Workshop on Food Reserve Management and Policies in Southeast Asia at the SEARCA headquarters on 6-7 April 2017.
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Cambodia through its General Directorate of Agriculture (GDA), conducted the national inception workshop in Phnom Penh on 27-28 March 2017. This activity is under the project Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns (ATMI-ASEAN), which is being implemented by SEARCA and funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
TAPPING into shared experiences and transforming these into usable knowledge has become a potent avenue for growth and sustainability. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), with almost 50 years of experience in development work, only knows too well that an effective program hinges on an organization's capacity to continuously learn and adapt to changing needs.
Eleven carabao-based enterprise cooperatives signed the memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in Rosario, La Union on 16 February; in Talavera, Nueva Ecija on 23 February; in San Miguel, Bulacan on 24 February; and in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan on 3 March 2017.
MANILA, Philippines. The Philippines, through the Climate Change Commission (CCC), was invited by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) to join the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network's Project Steering Committee.
Senator Cynthia A. Villar (right), Chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, discusses with Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit Jr., Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), how SEARCA has contributed to the bill on crop insurance that she filed in the Senate.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the Climate Change Commission (CCC) of the Philippines, and the Municipality of Boston in Davao Oriental, Philippines conducted an orientation as a kick-off activity of the pilot project titled "Community-based Waterways Clearing Project as an Adaptive Measure to Reduce Flooding" on 10 March 2017.
The Nagoya University (NU) and Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) conducted a workshop last 16 March 2017 at the SEARCA Headquarters to formulate the strategic action plan of collaboration in research and development. In accordance with the respective mandates of NU and SEARCA and within the framework of their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the two institutions have agreed to work together on common areas of interest that will advance efforts to develop human resources towards inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development as well as food and nutrition security in Southeast Asia amidst threats of climate change and changing agricultural environment.
MANILA, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) joins the Department of Agriculture (DA) and President Rodrigo Duterte in launching the National Color-Coded Agriculture Guide (NACCAG) Maps at the Rizal Hall in Malacañang on 7 March 2017.
INDANG, CAVITE – Dr. Ruel M. Mojica delivered his Professorial Chair Lecture titled "Socio-Economic and Environmental Assessment of a Microcontroller-based Coffee Roasting Machine: Implications for Market Potential and Technology Commercialization" on 8 March 2017 at the Cavite State University. SEARCA Director, Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr. delivered his inspirational message and commended Dr. Mojica for being one of the few Southeast Asian Professorial Chair grantees. Dr. Saguiguit mentioned that his grant reflects Dr. Mojica's proven track record and passion for research on coffee production.