BALI, Indonesia – SEARCA along with the other implementing partners of the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) Program Phase III participated in the Planning Meeting for 2018 in Bali, Indonesia on 12-14 November 2017. Switzerland was conferred the status of ASEAN Sectoral Dialogue Partner during the 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting on 24 July 2016,...Read more
AN GIANG, Vietnam- Researchers under the SEARCA Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT) Program and from the Agro-ecology Learning Alliance in Southeast Asia (ALiSEA) gathered in An Giang University in Vietnam on 6-7 November 2017 for a forum on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in the Mekong Sub-Region towards Food Security.The Mekong Region, composed of Cambodia, the Lao People's...Read more
Under the direct supervision of the Special Projects Coordinator, the incumbent shall provide technical assistance in the implementation of SEARCA’s knowledge management initiatives, mainly but not limited to Biotechnology Information Center.
TERMS OF REFERENCE:Assist in the implementation, coordination, documentation, and evaluation of BIC...Read more
A Non-Formal Online Course
27 January-19 May 2018
Background and Rationale
As part of its effort to improve the capacity of Southeast Asian institutions working towards agricultural and rural development to respond to climate change, SEARCA launched various learning events geared to build the capacity of key actors in Southeast Asia. SEARCA's experience in conducting these offerings pointed...Read more
27 January-19 May 2018
Background and Rationale
Advancing inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD) necessitates improving the resilience of rural communities. This involves making sure that agriculture and other natural resources are conserved and sustainably managed while reducing the risks of natural disasters. Livelihoods and habitation in agricultural and natural...Read more
Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management in Policies, Plans and Investments toward ISARD
Designed as a foundational introduction into the functional elements of inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD) as reframed through the interaction of policies, strategies, and projects involving climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk...Read more
PEKING UNIVERSITY, Beijing. The coordinating institution and implementing partners of the project titled "Rural Regional Transformation: Pathways, Policy Sequencing, and Development Outcomes in China, the Philippines, and Vietnam" gathered together at Peking University on 3-6 November 2017 for the project kick-off meeting and project methodology training workshop.The Rural Regional...Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand. To introduce and capacitate key project partners with the use of rapid value chain assessment, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in cooperation with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), conducted the Training Workshop on Rapid Value...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.