BAYBAY, LEYTE, Philippines – In line with the flagship program titled Piloting and Upscaling Effective Models of Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD), the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) will hold a Workshop on Participatory Assessment of the Gains, Challenges and Opportunities in Piloting Effective...Read more
BOGOR, Indonesia – The Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) awarded a travel grant to Ms. Jennet E. Razo, PhD in Environmental Science student at UPLB, for her participation in a summer program at Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB), Indonesia. The UC allocates funds each year to qualified lecturers or graduate students for travel...Read more
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ILOILO CITY, Philippines - The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the board members of Calinog-Lambunao-Bingawan Caradairy Raisers Entrepreneur's (CLB-CARES) and Iloilo Science and Technology University and Community Multi-Purpose Cooperative (ISAT-U) at the...Read more
BOGOR, Indonesia - The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is an implementing partner of the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC), together with the Center for Forestry Research (CIFOR), World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), Non-timber Forest Products-Exchange Program (NTFP-EP), and The Center for People and Forests...Read more
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With this, a memorandum of...Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – About 30 young Southeast Asian Scientists will be converging at the SEARCA headquarters here on 20-21 November 2018 for the IFS-SEARCA Mentoring Workshop on Collaborative Research in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. The workshop is being organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)...Read more
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SEARCA and GIZ collaborate for ARD2014
(L-R) Ms. Carmen Nyhria Rogel, Program Specialist from SEARCA; Dr. Bessie M. Burgos, SEARCA’s Acting Program Head for Research and Development and ARD2014 Conference Organizer; Ms. Opalyn Agulay, GIZ’s Communications and PR Adviser; Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., Director of SEARCA; Mr. Max-Johannes Baumann, GIZ’ Program Director for Environment and Rural Development (EnRD); and Ms. Erlinda F. Dolatre, EnRD’s Program Senior Advisor
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines– Headed by Mr. Max-Johannes Baumann, Program Director of Environment and Rural Development (EnRD), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) team met with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Director and Staff to discuss GIZ’s participation in the Second International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia (ARD2014). SEARCA and GIZ also explored other possible areas of collaboration beyond ARD2014.
The conference, covering a total of 24 sessions, is organized around six themes, namely: Productivity Improvement, Inclusive Value Chains, Sustainability and Poverty Reduction, Food Security and Food Safety, Institutions and Governance, and Regional Cooperation and Integration. GIZ will convene a session under the theme Sustainability and Poverty Reduction, which will feature results of its various programs and projects on environment and rural development.
GIZ also expressed interest to contribute in the sessions on Upland Agriculture, and Regional Food Security System and Investments, which are convened by World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) and SEARCA, respectively.
More than convening a session, GIZ accepted SEARCA’s invitation to co-sponsor the conference. To date, GIZ joins the list of ARD2014 sponsors which include the following: Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim, International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotechnology Applications (ISAAA), Syngenta, Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), Australian Government through ACIAR, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), and National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).
The meeting was attended by Mr. Baumann, GIZ-EnRD Program Senior Advisor Ms. Erlinda F. Dolatre and Communications and PR Adviser Ms. Opalyn Agulay, SEARCA Director Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., with Acting Program Head for Research and Development and Conference Organizer Dr. Bessie M. Burgos, and Program Specialist, Ms. Carmen Nyhria Rogel.
With the theme Strengthening Resilience, Equity and Integration in ASEAN Food and Agriculture Systems, ARD2014 will take place on 12-13 November 2014 at Makati Shangri-La, Manila, bringing 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.
For more information on ARD2014, visit http://ard2014.searca.org or email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Junette Dawn A. Baculfo)