The objective of the symposium is to update various stakeholders on the status of biotechnology researches and development/completion of biotechnology projects in selected Asian countries. Another equally important objective is to arrive at a consensus recommendation as to how the countries involved can collectively cooperate in order to enhance food security for everyone concerned, and exchange ideas on technology stewardship. This activity is co-organized with the Coalition for Agriculture Modernization in the Philippines, Inc. (CAMP).
The boot camp aims to create awareness on agriculture, introduce traditional technologies and biotechnology used in agriculture, and build interest among high school students and consider agriculture, specifically biotechnology, as a career. The activity is co-organized with University of the Philippines Los Baños-Institute of Plant Breeding (UPLB-IPB), Philippine Genome Center (PGC), UP Rural High School, UP League of Agricultural Biotechnology Students (UP LABS), and UP Genetic Researchers and Agricultural Innovators society (UP GRAINS).
Marie Curie once said that "nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood.” This may have been the motto in life of Dr. Mahiran Basri, who found success through illuminating the unknown.
SEARCA, as commissioned by the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), conducted the “Training Workshop on Research Methods and Analytical Techniques in Physical, Natural, and Social Sciences,” on 29 September 2016 at SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna. A total of 48 R&D practitioners from the academe and DA Regional Field Offices (RFOs) attended the training workshop.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA) and the Food Security Center (FSC) of Hohenheim University will hold the Regional Roundtable Discussion and Workshop on the Development of an Ecological Monitoring Network in Southeast Asia on 24-25 October 2016 at the SEARCA Headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines.
A straight path with crooked lines. That’s how Dr. Lucrecio L. Rebugio describes his educational learning journey, which eventually led to his illustrious career in social forestry. Dr. Rebugio received his PhD in Community Development from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) in 1977, which he completed through the SEARCA scholarship program.
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Three SEARCA officials were among the recipients of University of the Philippines Los Baños Alumni Association (UPLBAA) awarded at the UPLB Alumni Fellowship and Awards Night held on 9 October 2011 at the EB Copeland Gymnasium, UPLB.
Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr. (second from right) and Mr. Gil Antonio C. Saguiguit III (rightmost) accept the 3 Generation Award given by the UPLBAA during the UPLB Alumni Fellowship and Awards Night held on 9 October 2011.
Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., SEARCA Director, together with his late father, Dr. Gil F. Saguiguit, former SEARCA founding Deputy Director, and his son, Mr. Gil Antonio C. Saguiguit III, are members of the Saguiguit family who were given the 3 Generations Award. Dr. Saguiguit, Sr. graduated from UPLB in 1947 with a BS in Agriculture (BSA), while Dr. Saguiguit, Jr. completed his BSA in 1974 and MS in Agricultural Economics in 1977. Mr. Saguiguit III obtained his BS in Agricultural Economics in 2011.
Dr. Francisco F. Peñalba. (second from right) receives the Outstanding Alumnus award conferred by the UPLBAA during the UPLB Alumni Fellowship and Awards Night held on 9 October 2011.
Dr. Francisco F. Peñalba (BSA 1971), Deputy Director for Administration, was named Outstanding UPLB Alumnus (Research and Community Service).
The UPLB Chancellor and Country Representative of the Philippines to and Chair of the SEARCA Governing Board, Dr. Luis Rey I. Velasco (BSA 1978, MS 1982), was given the UPLB Distinguished Alumni (University Administration).
Other UPLBAA awardees were three SEARCA graduate alumni namely: Dr. Chamnian Yosraj, President, Maejo University, Thailand; and Dr. Samakkee Boonyawat, Associate Professor at the Department of Conservation, Faculty of Forestry, in Kasetsart University, Thailand; and Dr. Carmencita Kagaoan, Head, Institutional Development Division, Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), Philippines (see related story). (Leah Lyn D. Domingo)