Phnom Penh, Cambodia- His Excellency Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Cambodia, hosted the MAFF-SEARCA-NU-RUA Joint Seminar that featured two graduates of the Nagoya University (NU) Satellite Campus in Cambodia. The graduates are MAFF employees and are the first awardees of the NU-SEARCA Joint Scholarship project. The seminar was also attended by officials...Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is set to formalize ties with the International School of Sustainable Tourism (ISST) to jointly organize two landmark international conferences on farm tourism.
Farm tourism or agritourism is the business of attracting visitors and travelers to farm areas for recreational or educational purposes that...Read more
Remaining upbeat in steering an inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural economy, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) brings to the fore the significance of value chain development towards improving market system productivity while highly regarding marginalized farmers' inclusivity.This is the core of the "Value Chain...Read more
Quick Facts:Duration: 1 Oct 2014 to 30 Sep 2016
Funding/Executing Agencies: Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR)
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The overall objective of the project is to increase production of cowpea and chicken in selected existing corn/sorghum plantations of small farmers/indigenous peoples through corn/sorghum +...Read more
Quick Facts:Duration: Dec 2013 to May 2015
Funding/Executing Agencies: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Indonesia
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Food security has been a long standing agenda for ASEAN, in particular with the increasing threat of climate change as South East Asia is identified as one of the most vulnerable regions in the world....Read more
Quick Facts:Duration: 6 Apr 2015 to 31 Oct 2016
Implementing Partner: Department of Agriculture (DA)
Funding/Executing Agencies: Department of Agriculture (DA)
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The Department of Agriculture (DA) contracted the services of the Consortium composed of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)...Read more
Source: The Philippine Star8 Mar 2018LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Philippines — About 1.1 billion people worldwide continue to suffer from "energy poverty," a noted scientist and university administrator has said.
"With a current world population of 7.8 billion, the gargantuan challenge we have to face is ensuring the universal access to affordable and clean energy," stressed chancellor...Read more
Source: BusinessMirror4 Mar 2018At a recent Tokyo symposium, the Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) pushed to link two university consortia that share interests in agriculture and related sciences.
The Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC), which...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.