Source: The Manila Times21 Sep 2018A RECENT study shows the ongoing Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) integration is impacting agricultural labor markets in two ways: increasing mobility of waged agricultural workers; and productivity improving among smallholder farmers.
According to the Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research...Read more
Theme: Strategic Approaches to Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture and Food Systems in Southeast AsiaQuick Facts:When: 7-10 November 2018
Where: Development Academy of the Philippines, Tagaytay City, Cavite
Food and nutrition security are essential to bring about universal sustainable development. Globally, however, insufficient food and nutrition systems...Read more
PAHANG, Malaysia – 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), conducted a project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) visit in Kuala Lumpur and Pahang, Malaysia on 13-14 September 2018.The M&E visit is one of the important activities...Read more
"EcoHealth in Southeast Asia: Theories and Prospects" by Dr. Rico C. Ancog, Assistant Professor, Ecosystem Services and Environmental Policy (ESEP) Laboratory, SESAM, University of the Philippines Los Baños
11 September 2018Los Baños, Laguna, PhilippinesRead more
2nd Small and Family Farmers | New and Beginning Farmers National Conference
Small farms and family farms are not determined by size. However, according to the latest Census of Agriculture of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the Philippines has 5.56 million farms/holdings covering 7.19 million hectares. This means that the average size of a farm in the Philippines, mostly small-scale...Read more
Quick Facts:When: 20-21 September 2018
Where: SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Contact: Dr. Nova A. Ramos (email@example.com), SEARCA Program Specialist
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Download event programSmall farms and family farms are not determined by size. However, according to the latest Census of Agriculture of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the Philippines has...Read more
University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) – A total of 54 new and continuing SEARCA scholars pursuing masters and doctoral degrees here attended an orientation seminar held at the SEARCA headquarters on 9 September 2018. The annual orientation introduced the scholars to the mandate of SEARCA and their responsibilities as SEARCA scholars. Aside from SEARCA scholars in...Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – The Philippine component of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded project "Rural Regional Transformation: Pathways, Policy Sequencing and Development Outcomes in China, the Philippines, and Vietnam (RRT)" successfully held a workshop-meeting on 31 August to 1 September 2018 at the SEARCA Residence Hotel to set up...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.