Source: The Manila Times18 Jan 2019BANGKOK, Thailand: The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) based in the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) and Kasetsart University (KU) in Thailand held initial discussions on how to help poor Southeast Asian farmers, with the aim of combining the center's approach to promoting inclusive and...Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – Twenty-eight SEARCA scholars enrolled at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Universitas Gadjah Mada in Indonesia, and Universiti Putra Malaysia attended the training workshops on Data Analysis and Experimental Designs and Writing Thesis and Dissertation Proposals at the SEARCA Headquarters on 7 – 11 January 2019 and 9 – 11...Read more
SEARCA, Los Baños, LAGUNA – An endless queue of women in colorful garbs and earthen jars nestled over their heads, waiting turns to fetch water from a shallow river in Myanmar for "donation", was adjudged the best photo from over a thousand submissions from 10 Southeast Asian countries in the recently concluded 12th annual SEARCA Photo Contest. The photo by Kyaw Zaw Lay of...Read more
LAGUNA, Philippines – The result of the external review of SEARCA support programs was presented to the Executive Committee of the Center on 17 December 2018. The review of the programs Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT), Travel Grants (STGP), and the Regional SEARCA Professorial Chair (RSPC) aimed to assess their contribution to the achievement of SEARCA's Five Year Plans (FYPs),...Read more
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
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Participants and beneficiaries of SEARCA’s capacity-building programs also become the Center's partners in its mandate of promoting agricultural and rural development toward poverty reduction and food security in Southeast Asia.
They fall within one of the following groups: SEARCA graduate alumni, SEARCA training alumni, SEARCA associates, and SEARCA fellows. Together, they constitute a formidable network of experts, researchers, and knowledge workers.
Established in 1972, the Asian Association of Agricultural Colleges and Universities (AAACU) is a network of agricultural colleges and universities in Asia with the main mission of improving human welfare through agriculture, education, research, and extension. From 1986 to 2006, SEARCA served as AAACU’s secretariat before the function was transferred to UP Los Baños College of Agriculture. Currently, SEARCA serves as the fund manager of the Association.
Launched in 1989 by SEARCA and the five premier agricultural universities in the region, the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education and Natural Resources, or the University Consortium for short, is a commitment made among leading Southeast Asian higher education institutions to share academic expertise and resources. SEARCA currently serves as the UC secretariat, coordinating the programs of the network of strong universities in Southeast Asia, Canada, Australia, Germany, and Japan.
Food Security Center (FSC) is a newly established center of excellence in development collaboration at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. It is one of the five excellence centers of the program "Exceed- Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation," supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds from the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany. SEARCA has been tapped by the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany as one of its network partners for the FSC.
EXPERTS (or Exchange by Promoting Quality Education, Research, and Training in South and Southeast Asia) is a European Union (EU)-funded project that aims to enhance the capacity for international cooperation among its participating countries in South and Southeast Asia (SSEA) and to exchange knowledge and ideas among the Asian and European partners. SEARCA is considered an associate partner of EXPERTS.
On 25 February 2013, SEARCA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Institutional Cooperation with Agreenium, which is expected to become the gateway for Southeast Asian nationals to build their capacities in France in specialized academic and research fields.Agreenium consortium, founded by a decree dated 10 May 2009 from the Ministries of Food and Agriculture, Higher Education and Research, and Foreign and European Affairs, brings together the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), the French Agricultural Research Center for Development (CIRAD), the Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food, and Environmental Sciences (AgroParisTech), the Institute for Higher Education in Agricultural, Agrifood, Horticultural and Landscape Sciences (Agrocampus Ouest), the International Centre for Higher Education in Agricultural Sciences (Montpellier SupAgro), and the National Veterinary School of Toulouse (ENVT) which has been replaced by the National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (INPT).