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.
Home Industry Development for the Production of Modified Tannia Cocoyam Flour as Medium Product in Nucleus Estate Smallholder (NES) Model of Instant Noodle Production
Objective: To support the continuity of activity and income improvement in the rural area and to reduce dependency on wheat flour in instant noodle production
Enhancing linkages of agricultural cooperatives in the agricultural value chain towards promotion of local food movement in Danang, Vietnam
Objective: Enhance the vertical and horizontal effectiveness of agricultural cooperatives in the agricultural value chain to preserve local and small-scale farmland, local economy and reduce food safety risks for local consumers.
Hoa Huy Huynh
Du Le Thuy Tien (Tien Du)
Ho Nhu Hai (Hai Ho)
Developing sustainable biogas solutions from biomass in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam: Options and barriers for increased usage of biomass among farmers and households in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower energy costs
Objective: Study the community based solutions for the use of biogas, transfer of knowledge (or technology) of sustainable energy solutions and to create positive income effects in form of reduced energy costs. It also aims to detect and analyze barriers hindering an increased usage of the climate friendly biogas based on local sources like pig manure and biomass.
Ngo Thi Thanh Truc
Nguyeb Vo Chau Ngan
Vu Thuy Duong
Huynh Nguyen Vu Lam
Duong Minh Toan
Le Ngo Nhu Tuyen
The Islanders Small Scale Fishermen Adaptation towards Climate Change Impacts in Malaysia
Objective: To assess the social adaptation towards climate change among the islanders SSFM; to identify and rank order the aspect of social adaptation abilities among islander SSFM in different area/zone; and to match the recommendation for periodical remedial measure based on different adaptation abilities
Asnarulkhadi Aby Samah
Jeffrey Lawrence D'Silva
Hayrol Azril Mohamed Shaffril
Exploring livelihood vulnerability and adaptation to saltwater intrusion and droughts in two coastal communities in Mekong Delta: A Case Study in Lich Hoi Thuong commune, Tran De District, Soc Trang Province
Objective: To assess the impacts of saltwater intrusion and droughts on rural livelihoods including health, food security, migration, gender role, and social institutions; to understand the vulnerability of rural communities due to the impacts of saline intrusion on local people's livelihoods; and to identify alternative livelihood adaptation strategies of local communities to saltwater intrusion and droughts.
Dang Minh Man
Nguyen Van Kien
Truong Ngoc Thuy
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
Assessment of Impacts of and Adaptation to Climate Change in Fisheries and Agriculture in the Coastal area of Thua Thien Hue Province,Vietnam
Objective: Identify climate change trends and climate extreme events; Assess impacts of climate change on fisheries (including fishing and aquaculture) sector; Identify adaptation options to climate change in fisheries; and Promote solutions/strategies to enhance adaptive capacity to climate change in fisheries and agriculture in Thua Thien Hue province, Vietnam.
Mac Nhu Binh
An Integrated Assessment of the Impacts of Paddy Lands Conversion on Biodiversity and Food Security in Kedah, Malaysia
Objective: The general objective of the research is to assess the impacts of paddy lands conversion on biodiversity and food security in the study area. This is to be accomplished through the following specific objectives: determine the rate and extent of paddy land conversion; examine the factors responsible for paddy land conversion; and evaluate the impacts of such changes on biodiversity and food security.
Latifah Adb Manaf
Mohammad Firuz Ramli
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
Quality Degradation of Milkfish (Chanos chanos) Along the Food Value Chain: An Assessment in Municipalities with High Incidence of Malnutrition in the Province of Iloilo
Objective: To quantify the quality degradation of milkfish in municipalities with high incidence of malnutrition in the Province of Iloilo along different stages of food value chain
Reynold D. Tan
Nucleus Estate Smallholder (NES) Model of MOCAF Instant Noodle Production for Sustaining and Increasing Income of Cassava Farmers in Blitar Region, East Java, Indonesia
Objective: To support the continuity and income improvement of cassava farmer during waiting the harvesting time; to increase added value of cassava; to reduce the dependency of wheat flour on instant noodle industries; and to support the Indonesian government program for the creation of food sovereignty
Aldon MHP Sinaga
Local Balinese Seeds Preservation Project 2015
Objective: To identify and create a database of Bali local vegetable seeds to use for education and preservation purposes; to increase community awareness for the importance of preserving the organic local vegetable seeds by disseminating educational media regarding the diminishing of Bali local seeds and negative effects of hybrid seeds; to reduce the cost of farming due to procurement of expensive hybrid seeds; and to plant varieties of local vegetables, flowers and trees that are still use for the purposes of traditional ceremonies in Bali
Gusti Ayu Komang Sri Mahayuni
Impact of Rural Out Migration on the Resilience of Agricultural System of Rice Farmers in Lower Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar
Objective: To study the effects of climate change (i.e., rainfall variability, salinity, flooding) on agricultural production of rice farmers; to describe the factors influencing the out-migration in the study area; to analyze the changing of agricultural productivity of households after migration; to assess the agricultural resilience of migrant and non-migrant farmers; and to provide policy recommendations for reducing of rural out-migration and strengthening the resilience of agricultural systems in the place of origin