LILONGWE, Malawi – The Philippines, through the Climate Change Commission (CCC), joined the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network's Project Steering Committee on the invitation of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). Mr. Alexis Lapiz, International Relation Specialist of CCC, said the invitation came after the successful participation of the...Read more
Senator Cynthia A. Villar (right), Chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, discusses with Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit Jr., Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), how SEARCA has contributed to the bill on crop insurance that she filed in the Senate. The lady lawmaker also informed Dr. Saguiguit of another bill she...Read more
Sources: The Philippine Star
23 Mar 2017
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Philippines – Three books on climate change and related environment concerns were published here recently.
Much earlier, another book was launched by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization-Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEAMEO SEARCA).
The latest publication to...Read more
Sources: Manila Standard Today
22 Mar 2017
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna—A United Nations specialized agency dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries is conducting an impact assessment study on its funded Department of Agriculture Irrigated Rice Production Enhancement Project or IRPEP in six provinces in Regions 6, 8 and 10.
The International Fund for...Read more
Sources: The Philippine Star
21 Mar 2017
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna - Looking for scholarship that will enable you to pursue a doctorate (PhD) in a prestigious university in Southeast Asia?
You have until April 30, to apply for the grant being offered by he Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) hosted by the Philippine government,...Read more
Dr. Merlyn M. Paunlagui, Director of Center for Strategic Planning and Policy Studies, College of Public Affairs and Governance, University of the Philippines Los Baños, presents "Extent of Erosion, Poverty, and Food Security: The Case of the Ayangan and the Tuwali of Ifugao."Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the Climate Change Commission (CCC) of the Philippines, and the Municipality of Boston in Davao Oriental, Philippines conducted an orientation as a kick-off activity of the pilot project titled "Community-based Waterways Clearing Project as an Adaptive Measure to Reduce Flooding" on 10 March...Read more
Dr. Clarissa C. David, Director, Communications and Knowledge Management Office, Philippine Competition Commission, presents the "Advancing Fair Market Competition: The Role of Communication and Knowledge Management."
In this presentation:Context: The need for competition law and policy in the Philippines
Competition and its benefits
The Philippine Competition Act (PCA)
Role of...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.