DILI – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is conducting a short course on cropping system models and its implications for climate impact modelling for 27 junior lecturers and researchers of Universidade Nacional Timor Lorasa'e (UNTL) on 14-18 January 2019. Dr. Perdinan, Lecturer and Researcher at the Department of...Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), which manages the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF] will visit the project sites in Cambodia and Lao PDR for the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) on 17-21 January 2019. The ASRF-Cambodia project is the Community Forestry in Cambodia – A...Read more
The ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF], funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and managed by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), has awarded grant to Indonesia for the project titled Developing Mangrove Forest Environmental Education Program for the Ecotourism of Juru...Read more
Source: BusinessWorld9 Jan 2019This piece has little to do with mining or "farming" for iron. Although, mining becomes crucial in the way that it significantly contributes to technological advances, which, in turn, help boost agricultural productivity. Metallic soil is not conducive for food farming, anyway. So, farm or mine the iron and other elements, then use these elements to improve...Read more
Source: The Freeman8 Jan 2019CEBU, Philippines — The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study & Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is calling on Filipino farmers to start maximizing technology to expand their reach directly to consumers through online selling.
Farmers can display their produce via the Internet and may opt to provide delivery services, or meet bulk buyers...Read more
DA-BAR Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry of Oriental Mindoro
JOB SUMMARY: Provide technical and logistical assistance in the implementation of the DA-BAR Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry of Oriental Mindoro.
A graduate of a 4-year degree course preferably in...Read more
Source: Manila Bulletin6 Jan 2019The farm sector should transform into adapting digital agriculture and disruptive breeding technologies to catch up with predicted food scarcity and raise agriculture contribution to jobs and GDP.
The farm sector in Southeast Asia is the least digitized sector of the economy with only $4.6 billion invested for agriculture technology in 2016 according to...Read more
Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Mentorship Program (Communicating Agriculture and Fisheries Research for Inclusive and Sustainable Development)
JOB SUMMARY: Provide technical and logistical support for the implementation of the Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Mentorship Program (Communicating Agriculture and Fisheries Research for Inclusive and Sustainable...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.