Date: TBDVenue: SEARCA, Philippines & TBD, Singapore
For this program, SEARCA, with The Head Foundation (THF) in Singapore, is collaborating with the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the University of the East (UE) to level up HEI educational and managerial leadership at UE and other selected universities in Southeast Asia, in step with if not in proactive anticipation of...Read more
Date: TBDVenue: SEARCA, Philippines
SEARCA, in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is organizing this workshop where HEIs recognized as Center of Excellence (COE) and Center of Development (COD) in Agriculture could distill pathways and come up with their own innovative strategies to make agriculture education relevant and responsive to the changes and challenges toward...Read more
Date: 22-23 May 2018Venue: SEARCA, Philippines
The forum is intended to:draw out the post-LEAP experiences and insights of LEAP alumni and resource persons as higher education leaders and executives;
provide a venue for knowledge sharing and creation on leadership excellence in higher education in agriculture; and
compile a publishable set of practices and exemplars on Leadership...Read more
Date: 19-23 February 2018Venue: TBD, Timor Leste
SEARCA, in collaboration with Timor Leste's Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF), National University of Timor Leste (NUTL), and the SEARCA Fellows Association of Timor Leste, is organizing this forum to build a leadership capacity development program for Timor-Leste's agricultural community. LAAD for Timor-Leste aims to build a community...Read more
Date: 22-26 January 2018Venue: SEARCA, Philippines
This workshop will provide a venue for sharing effective management practices in maintaining the sustainability of irrigation systems in the region. The outputs of this workshop include policy recommendations and guidelines for enabling a more efficient irrigation system management in relation to agricultural activities under climate change and...Read more
Date: 4-8 December 2017Venue: Davao City, Philippines
The workshop aims to enhance the knowledge, skills, practices and attitude of the participants on inclusive and sustainable agriculture and rural development focused on agri/farm tourism enterprise through learning tour approach by delivering new ideas and techniques that will enable them to develop agri/farm tourism program and manage in...Read more
Date: 6-10 November 2017Venue: TBD, Myanmar
SEARCA, in collaboration with relevant government agencies in Myanmar, is undertaking this training-workshop to build ISARD capacities in the country. The training-workshop is focused on two major areas, namely: a) innovative and systems approach in the management of ISARD; and 2) adaptive project management life cycle for ISARD. Intended participants...Read more
Date: 27 September 2017Venue: Quezon City, Philippines
Organized under the umbrella on food security and climate change, the Forum aims to give concrete and science-based approaches to policy and decision makers on agriculture highlighting the transition to environmental, social and economic high performance production systems and tools under four identified themes, namely:Agrobiodiversity...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
Knowledge Management Promoting a learning culture, knowledge creation, knowledge-sharing and use, with a predominant focus on the broad strategic theme of ISARD. Read More
SEARCA to partner with AFA for ARD2014
(Left - Right) AFA's Secretary General Ms. Esther Penunia and Policy Advocacy Officer Ms. Maria Elena Rebagay; and SEARCA's Acting Program Head for Research and Development Dr Bessie M. Burgos, Program Specialist Ms. Carmen Nyhria G. Rogel, and ARD2014 Program Associate Ms. Junette Dawn Baculfo
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Asian Farmer’s Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) met on 21 March 2014 to discuss AFA’s participation in the 2nd International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia (ARD2014).
The meeting was attended by Ms. Esther Penunia, AFA Secretary General and the International Year of Family Farming Special Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific; Ms. Maria Elena Rebagay, AFA Policy Advocacy Officer; and SEARCA's Acting Program Head for Research and Development Dr. Bessie Burgos, Progam Specialist Ms. Carmen Nyhria Rogel, and ARD2014 staff Ms. Junette Dawn Baculfo.
AFA is a regional alliance of national federations and organizations of small scale farmers and producers with a vision that includes self-reliant and prosperous rural farming communities. For the past 12 years, it has been involved in capacity building on small scale farmers’ organizations, lobbying for farmer’s rights and development, and mainstreaming sustainable agriculture in Asia. Currently, its members come from ten countries, namely, Japan, Indonesia, Cambodia, South Korea, Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
AFA’s work and experience will contribute to the aim of ARD2014 to provide a venue for sharing the wide and diverse knowledge pool on ARD that exists within and beyond the Southeast Asian region. It has agreed to partner with SEARCA on the conference by convening the session on Sustainable Agriculture under the theme Sustainability and Poverty Reduction.
With the theme, Strengthening Resilience, Equity and Integration in ASEAN Food and Agriculture Systems, ARD2014 will be held on 12-13 November 2014 in Dusit Thani Manila, Makati City, Philippines. It will cover a range of important topics on the following themes: productivity improvement, inclusive value chains, sustainability and poverty reduction, food security and food safety, institutions and governance, and regional cooperation and integration. The conference will bring together relevant stakeholders from, but not limited to, Southeast Asia. Participants will include agriculture and rural development experts from the academe and research institutions, government policy makers, private sector practitioners, farmer leaders, and other interested stakeholders.