When: 2 August 2018
Where: SEARCA, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines
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By 2050, the global population is projected to reach ten billion, up from eight billion today. Large numbers of people entering the middle class, in countries like China and India,...Read more
Reshaping Agriculture and Development in Southeast Asia
The experts consultation forum on Reshaping Agriculture and Development in Southeast Asia aims to distill from current developments and emerging scenarios the opportunities and challenges for direction-setting and strategizing towards an integrated agenda in agriculture and development in Southeast Asia so as to be able to proactively...Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines. As the Piloting and Upscaling Effective Models of Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) Program nears its completion, SEARCA is organizing a mini-workshop among program implementers on 21-22 June 2018 at the SEARCA Headquarters to determine and document the early gains of the program in the two pilot sites in the...Read more
The Director shall directly manage and administer the affairs of the Center in accordance with the thrusts and directions of the SEARCA Five-Year Plan and with the policies and decisions of its Governing Board composed of representatives of 11-member countries of SEAMEO. QUALIFICATIONS:A Filipino citizen
Holder of a doctorate degree preferably in agriculture or related...Read more
For the first time, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Studies and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) organized an English Enhancement Course in two of its Institutional Development Assistance partner-beneficiaries, the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) in Cambodia and Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry (TUAF) in Vietnam on 4 – 8 June 2018 and 11 – 15...Read more
Quick Facts:When: 17-19 July 2018
Where: Summit Ridge Hotel, Tagaytay City, Philippines
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Download application formThe Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is pleased to invite qualified Filipino participants from academe (public higher education...Read more
VICTORIA, ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – Representing the Local Government of Victoria, Mayor Joselito Malabanan signed the Addendum to the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the ISARD Calamansi Project under the Piloting and Upscaling Effective Models of Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) Program of SEARCA on 29 May 2018 at the Office of the...Read more
HANOI, Vietnam – As a strategic partner of the Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) organized several meetings here on 30 May 2018, as part of the ongoing External Evaluation of the German government's program on Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation –...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 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)