SEARCA coordinates and facilitates implementation of research studies which are regional/sub-regional in perspective and scope. These include evidence-based studies, comparative studies, scoping, and case studies of best practices, integrative studies, and exploratory reviews on any of the ISARD strategic thrusts.
Dr. Paul Teng of the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS/NTS), Nanyang Technological University
Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (University Consortium)
Research Studies Under Grants Program
Title / Objectives
Researcher(s) / Research Team
Integrating Marine Aquaculture with Seaweed Farming in Supporting Community's Livelihood towards Blue Economy Implementation in Lombok, Indonesia
Objective: To estimate the economic impact of program on the labor absorption and fishermen’s household income, analyze the multiplier effect of the program implementation to the local economy, analyze the impact of the program on the women’s role and empowerment, and analyze multi-stakeholder perception in the implementation of programs and policy strategies for Blue Economy implementation.
Ms. Nia Kurniawati Hidayat
Ms. Roisatun Nisaa Firdausiyah
The Use of Biomaterial Nano-chitosan as Biofungicide against Phytophthora capsici on Six Chilies Cultivars in West Java Province Indonesia for Sustainable Agro Industry Applications
Objective: To study the efficacy of nano-chitosan on selected chili pepper cultivars protection against Phytophthora capsici, by knowing the resistance level of each cultivar phenotypically, conduct molecular analysis through whole transcriptomics analysis to determine the gene expression activities on selected chili pepper cultivars, and decipher the complex molecular processes of plant-pathogen interaction in chili by using transcriptomics datasets.
Dr. Fenny Martha Dwivany
Dr. Ronny Martien
Dr. Rizkita Rahmi Esyanti
Development of Pigmented Rice for Rural Community
Objective: To screen for resistant pigmented rice against rice ear bug among the local cultivars with high resistance to blast, conduct study on the selected cultivar about the mechanism of the resistance both in chemical and physical defense mechanism, evaluate the physiological performance of selected cultivar, identify the role and prospect of pigmented rice farming in rural area, analyze the marketing aspect of pigmented rice, and evaluate consumer preferences toward pigmented rice.
Dr. Tri Rini Nuringtyas
Dr. Dyah Ismoyowati
Integrated Economic Valuation for Inclusive Conservation and Sustainability of Coastal Ecosystem Services: A Case for Taklong Island National Marine Reserve, Guimaras
Objective: The project will describe the uses and benefits, and assess the economic values of coastal ecosystem services of Taklong Island National Marine Reserve (TINMAR); it will explore ways that can/will increase participation of poorer sector of the local communities in generating and availing benefits from conservation and development.
Dr. Rodelio F. Subade
Ms. Marie Frances Nievales
An Analysis of Smallholder Commodity Systems using an Integrative Systems-based Framework in Two Pilot ISARD Communities in the Philippines
Objective: To analyze the smallholder commodity systems using systems-based framework in order to ensure integrative and sustainable commodity system development in two pilot ISARD sites namely Inopacan, Leyte and Victoria, Romblon.
Ms. Jennifer Marie S. Amparo
Mr. Federico Davila
Dr. Robert Dyball
Ms. Carla Edith G. Jimena
Ms. Maria Emilinda T. Mendoza
Dr. Sue Liza C. Saguiguit
Use of ICT to Assess Climate and Land Use Changes Impacts on Hydrological Responses and Sediment Yield for future Land Use Planning and Sustainable Water Management - A Case Study in the Upper Ma River Basin, Northwestern Vietnam
Objective: To assess the impacts of climate and land use changes on hydrological responses and sediment yield and how this likely to affect ecosystem functions in the future. It is intended to develop a simple RS, GIS, and SWAT based methodology for land use and watershed assessment.
Mr. Ngo Thanh Son
Mr. Nguyen Duc Loc
Dr. Pham Quy Giang
Dr. Nguyen Van Dung
Dr. Nguyen Duybinh
Dr. Sangam Sthrestha
Mr. Vo Trong Hoang
Assessment of Traditional Rice Based Farming Systems for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Mekong Delta
Objective: To assess traditional rice based farming systems for adaptation to climate change in four provinces of the Mekong Delta including Kien Giang, Dong Thap, Long An and Tien Giang provinces. The expected outcome of this research is the selection of genetic resources of traditional rice to support breeding program in the future.
Mr. Le Thanh Phong
Dr. Le Huu Phoc
Ms. Truong Ngoc Thuy
Pham Duy Tien
Nguyen Van Kien
Review and Assessment of Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Models in Vietnam, Selection and Proposal of Appropriate CSA Models for Replication
Objective: To collect, evaluate, and select CSA models appropriate with Vietnam’s condition and ability for application and replication of models and to propose solutions to replicate several appropriate CSA models in specific regions of Vietnam.
Dr. Dang Kim Khoi
Nguyen Ngoc Que
Kim Van Chinh
Nguyen Thi Hai
Gender roles in water management/Gender Roles and Relationships: Ethnic Women's Participation in Water Management (A Case Study in O Lam Commune, Tri Ton District, An Giang Province, Vietnam
Objective: To determine the link between gender and water management as well as women’s participation in decision-making process regarding water management in the Khmer communities in Mekong Delta, Vietnam.
Mr. Nguyen Van Thai
Ms. Tran Thi Thuan
Mr. Vo Van Oc
Climate Change Impact on Rice Production and Adaptation: A Case Study of Salinity Intrusion in Coastal Areas of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Objecitve: The effect of salinity intrusion to rice farmers will be estimated by identifying the total economic losses due to salinity and identify how they deal with and adapt to the problems of salinity. The total economic losses of rice production in terms of reduced quantity, reduced quality and increase in input costs are estimated. The specific objectives are: to evaluate the reduced quantity of rice production due to salinity, estimate the increase in rice input costs due to salinity, determine the total loss of net economic return because of salinity, and determine how farmers deal with problems of salinity.
Dr. Huynh Viet Khai
Mr. Huynh Thi Dan Xuan
Ms. Tran Thi Thu Duyen
Genetic Characterization and Development of Molecular Markers for Longan Variety Authentication in Vietnam
Objective: To investigate genetic diversity of longan collected from Vietnam territory and develop variety-specific molecular markers which can be used for recognizing rapidly and precisely each variety.
Viet The Ho
Dr. Van Biet Huynh
Ms. Thi Kim Anh Ngo
Strengthening Multi-stakeholders Engagement to Accelerate Social Forestry Department
Objective: To engage multi-stakeholders’ participation to accelerate the social forestry program through workshops and discussions at the national and provincial level.
Mr. Tubagus Ajie Rahmansyah, Social Forestry, Ministry of Social Forestry and Environment of Indonesia
Development of a Process to Acquire Mukim Forest Recognition: Preparatory Phase
Objective: To facilitate the community to develop an agreed process on Mukim Forest Recognition.
Mr. Abdullah Taufik, Rumoh Transparansi, Indonesia
Enhancing Community Forest Performance in Myanmar by Reviewing Community Forest Instructions (1995) through Stakeholders’ Consultation Processes
Objective: To enhance community forest performance in Myanmar by reviewing Community Forestry Instructions (CFI) 1995 through stakeholder consultation.
Dr. Thaung Naing Oo, Forest Research Institute, Forest Department, Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry
Development of a National Roadmap on Social Forestry in Malaysia
Objective: To formulate a national definition and outline a roadmap for social forestry in Malaysia.
Dr. Megat Sany Megat Ahmad Supian, Biodiversity and Forestry Management Division, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia
Enhancing Agroforestry Implementation through Study Tour on Agroforestry-based Livelihood Improvement
Objective: To enhance the capacity of on-farm agroforestry practitioners in agroforestry implementation.
Mr. Sumai Maiman, Community Forest Management Office, Royal Forestry Department of Thailand
Development and Pilot-Testing of an M&E Tool for Community Forestry in Siem Reap and Kampong Thom Provinces, Cambodia Using Participatory Methods
Objective: To increase the capacity of CF Management Committees and local FA in the establishment of Community Forestry in Cambodia by developing and pilot-testing an M&E tool for CF based on the PCI framework at two (2) selected CF sites in Siem Reap and Kampong Thom.
Mr. Srey Marona, The Learning Institute, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Assessment on Rights-based Community Forestry: A Case Study in Kampot and Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia
Objective: To investigate and document the different types of forestry rights stipulated in policies and legislations issued by the Cambodian Government that are influencing the management of community forestry in two CFs in Kampong Thom and Kampot provinces and find out the gap between policy and practice.
Mr. Long Ratanakoma, Department of Forest and Community Forestry, Forestry Administration, MAFF, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Dialogue among DENR Facilitators towards strengthening capacity on Community-Based Forest Management
Objective: To foster exchange of ideas by sharing of experiences and success stories on facilitating CBFM implementation vis-a-vis existing policies and guidelines among CENROs/PENROs and concerned DENR-FMB Officials.
For. Ricardo L. Calderon, CESO III, Forest Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Quezon City, Philippines
Community-based Approach to Sustainable Utilization, Management and Development of Beekeeping in Sorsogon
Objective: To help the communities in Sorsogon to strengthen beekeeping using stingless through sustainable utilization, management and development leading to the conservation of the species
Dr. Maria Dulce J. Mostoles
Identifying Environmental Hotspots on Rice Commodity System by Using Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) and Environmental Life Cycle Costing (ELCC) to Ensure Sustainable Malaysia Food Security
Objective: To determine the impacts and the environmental hotspots of Malaysia rice commodity that effect Malaysia sustainable food security.
Dr. Amir Hamzah Sharaai
Enhancing Resilience of the Community through Climate Change Adaptation: Research and Training Activities for Preservation and development of Floating Rice Vegetables Farming systems in Vietnam
Objective: To enhance resilient capacity for a community-based floating rice grower group in Vinh Phuoc commune of Tri Ton district.
Dr. Van Kien Nguyen
Dr. Ho Thanh Binh
Ms. Le Thanh Phong
Ms. Truong Ngoc Thuy
Mr. Le Thanh Phong
Mr. Vo Duy Thanh
Mr.Tran Van Hieu
Mr. Duy Tien Pham
Mr. Mai Xuan Thao
Mr. Huu Phuoc Le
Mr. Cong Quyen Le
Mr. Ho Thi Ngan
Mr. Dang Thi Thanh Quynh
Application of Geographic information System (GIS) in Assessment and Zoning of Water Quality for Aquaculture Activities in the Tam Giang-Cau Hai Lagoon, Thus Thien Province, Vietnam
Objective: To assess the water quality of the Tam Giang - Cau Hai lagoon with time and space to cater to the water aquaculture in the communes along the lagoon through GIS technology to water quality partitions for each region for regional planning for aquaculture