Source: The Fiji Times18 Aug 2017A TWO-day workshop focused on strengthening Fiji's smallholder farmers concludes at the Southern Cross Hotel in Suva today.
Coordinated by the Crops Extension Services of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Pacific Community (SPC), the workshop titled 'Supporting smallholder farmers in Asia and Pacific Islands Region through Strengthened Agricultural Advisory...Read more
MANILA, Philippines – Dr. Bessie M. Burgos, Program Head for Research and Development of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), served as a panelist in an episode of the web series billed "2030" led by CIFAL Philippines. Hosted by the University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS), CIFAL...Read more
Nineteen bio-business students from Tokyo University of Agriculture (Tokyo NODAI), Japan visited SEARCA on 17 August 2017 for a briefing on the Center's programs and activities. The students were accompanied by TUA Assistant Professors Nina Nocon-Shimoguchi (standing, 9th from right) and Shinichi Hangui (standing, 9th from left). Associate Professor Loida E. Mojica (standing, 7th from...Read more
Source: The Manila Times18 Aug 2017THE Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) launched a project that seeks to harmonize farm trade within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which has placed integration of agricultural markets high on its policy agenda.
The project called "Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in...Read more
VICTORIA, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines – The Victoria Kalamansi Farmers' Federation (VKFF) conducted another round of training on calamansi processing on 16 August 2017, in preparation for the market-testing and product-launching of the calamansi juice and concentrate to be produced by the federation by October 2017. The one-day training on calamansi processing was facilitated by...Read more
Forty-two new MS and PhD students joined the roster of SEARCA scholars this Academic Year 2017-2018, bringing to 144 the number of scholars currently supported by SEARCA. On 13 August 2017, the Graduate Education and Institutional Development Department (GEIDD), headed by Dr. Maria Cristeta Cuaresma, Program Head, met with 64 scholars enrolled at UPLB to orient them of their privileges...Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has firmed up its linkages with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and local government units (LGUs) at the Provincial Alliance Building Dialogue for the Province of Laguna as an alternative approach to reach farmers and grassroots communities. Los Baños-based SEARCA hosted the...Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA– The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) concluded on 11 August 2017 the final leg of national inception workshops in five countries under the "Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and...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
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EXPERTS III kicks off in Bogor, Indonesia
Representatives of the EXPERTS Consortium met in Bogor, Indonesia for the EXPERTS I and II Meetings and EXPERTS III Kick-off Meeting on 29 October to 1 November 2012. The University of Göttingen, Germany, organized the meeting with the host institution, Institut Pertanian Bogor.
Mr. NetraBhandari, International Programme Coordinator of the Georg August Universitat Goettingenin Germany delivers his welcome remarksMr. Netra Bhandari, International Programme Coordinator of the Georg August Universitat Goettingen in Germany, welcomed the participants to the meeting as well as over 300 students and faculty members from various universities in Indonesia who gathered at the Andi Hakim Nasoetion Auditorium to attend the EXPERTS Promotional Program during the opening day of the meeting.
EXPERTS Consortium partners and guests fill the Andi Hakim Nasoetion Auditorium at Institut Pertanian Bogor Dr. Editha C. Cedicol, Program Head of SEARCA’s Graduate Scholarship Department, represented SEARCA in the meeting.
During the meeting, the Consortium participants discussed the mobility program, administrative concerns and promotion and visibility of the EXPERTS Project. The group also discussed possibilities for regional cooperation with other consortia as well as identified other avenues for collaboration and strategies for sustainability of the network activities. The IPB was designated as the Joint Coordinator of the EXPERTS Project that will closely coordinate with the Coordinator in University of Goettingen, Germany.
On the third day of the meeting, the participants took time out to visit the President’s Palace, the Bogor Botanical Garden, the Safari Park, and the Tea Plantation.
EXPERTS, is a European Union (EU)-funded project that aims to enhance the capacity for international cooperation among its participating countries in South and Southeast Asia (SSEA) and to exchange knowledge and ideas among the Asian and European partners. This project places an emphasis on research and cooperation, establishing collaborative framework for human resource development through training and upgrading the skills of junior faculty staff, undergraduates, postgraduates and post doc researchers by specified learning objectives in the field of engineering and technology, agricultural sciences, environmental studies, business-management and social sciences. The implementation of individual mobilities, with special emphasis on research initiatives, will provide students from SSEA regions with mobility for a broader choice of opportunities for study experience in EU institutions. Â EXPERTS I held its Kick-off Meeting at SEARCA in the Philippines in October 2010, while the Kick-Off Meeting for EXPERTS II was held in the Royal University of Bhutan in Paro, Bhutan in September 2011. (Read more about the Project). (Editha. C. Cedicol)