• Search for the next SEAMEO SEARCA Center Director

    Search for the next SEAMEO SEARCA Center Director

    The application for the next SEAMEO SEARCA Center Director is now open!

    Applications will be accepted until 30 June 2024.

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  • Regional Professorial Chair Awardee for AY2024-2025

    Regional Professorial Chair Awardee for AY2024-2025

    Prof. Dr. William Chen Wei Ning is from the School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Biotechnology at Nanyang Technological University. As part of the SEARCA Professorial Chair Award, Prof. Chen will share his research results through a public lecture on Food Technology Innovations for Enhanced Food Security, a Perspective from Singapore.

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  • Regional Professorial Chair Awardee for AY2024-2025

    Regional Professorial Chair Awardee for AY2024-2025

    Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ikhwanuddin Abdullah is the director of the Institute of Tropical Aquaculture and Fisheries at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. Prof. Ikhwanuddin was accorded the Regional Professorial Chair Award in the field of Aquaculture and will deliver his public lecture on Reproduction and Hatchery Technology for Sustainable Portunidae Crab Aquaculture and Capture Fishery.

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  • Regional Professorial Chair Awardee for AY2024-2025

    Regional Professorial Chair Awardee for AY2024-2025

    Prof. Dr. Sri Suhartini is the head of the Department of Agro-industrial Technology, Faculty of Agricultural Technology at Universitas Brawijaya. Prof. Suhartini was awarded the Regional Professorial Chair in the field of agro-industrial and environmental engineering, and she will share her work through a public lecture on Integrated Technology of Anaerobic Digestion and Black Soldier Fly (BSF) Larvae Cultivation for Creation of Sustainable and Resilient Agriculture and Agroindustry in Indonesia.

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  • Regional Professorial Chair Awardee for AY2024-2025

    Regional Professorial Chair Awardee for AY2024-2025

    Dr. Sarana Sommano is an associate professor at the Faculty of Agriculture at Chiang Mai University. For her Professorial Chair Award, Assoc. Prof. Sommano will deliver a public lecture on the Recovery of Value-adding Components from Agro-food Biomass: the Bio Circular Green Approach of the Thai Agri-food Industry.

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  • Regional Professorial Chair Awardee for AY2024-2025

    Regional Professorial Chair Awardee for AY2024-2025

    Prof. Dr. Alan P. Dargantes is the vice president for Research, Development, and Extension at Central Mindanao University with over 30 years of experience in teaching and research, including 15 years as faculty administrator. As part of the Regional Professorial Chair Award, Prof. Dargantes will deliver a public lecture on Understanding the Epidemiology, Financial Losses, and Smallholder Farmers' Perspectives on African Swine Fever (ASF) in Southern Philippines towards its Control.

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  • Regional Professorial Chair Awardee for AY2024-2025

    Regional Professorial Chair Awardee for AY2024-2025

    Prof. Dr. Vachel Gay V. Paller is the director of the Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences at University of the Philippines Los Baños. Paller was awarded the Regional Professorial Chair in the field of parasitology and will deliver her public lecture on Agricultural Intensification and Zoonoses Emergence: Utilizing One Health Framework to Assess Management Practices in Agricultural Landscapes.

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  • Learn more about SEARCA's 11th Five-Year Plan

    Learn more about SEARCA's 11th Five-Year Plan

    In July 2020, SEARCA embarked on its five-year (2020-2025) mission, which focuses on Accelerating Transformation Through Agricultural INnovation (ATTAIN) and aims to deliver BETTER, BIGGER, and SMARTER impacts and outcomes to agricultural and rural development stakeholders across Southeast Asia.

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  • Thai Ambassador visits SEARCA to discuss PH-TH diplomatic relations celebration

    His Excellency Tull Traisorat, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the Republic of the Philippines, visited the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) on 31 May 2024 to discuss collaboration on celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Philippine-Thailand diplomatic relations. He was accompanied by Mr. Rangsant Srimangkorn, minister and deputy chief of mission, and Mr. Witsarut Piyavongsomboon, first secretary. Ambassador Traisorat lauded... Read more.
  • SEARCA and Michigan State University professor discuss collaboration prospects on research, innovation, capacity building, and publication

    Dr. Evangelyn Alocilja, a professor from the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and senior fellow of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), visited the Center on 28 May to discuss opportunities for collaboration on research, innovation, capacity building, and publication projects. During the visit, she was oriented on SEARCA's mandate, core programs, and offerings. Dr. Gerlie Tatlonghari... Read more.
  • SEARCA conducts M&E for the School Edible Landscaping for Entrepreneurship (SEL4E) Project in Rizal, Philippines

    Rizal, Philippines - The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) conducted a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activity for the School Edible Landscaping for Entrepreneurship (SEL4E) Project in Rizal province on 21–24 May 2024. Eleven schools were visited by a SEARCA delegation composed of staff from the Education and Collective Learning Department-Training for Development Unit (ECLD-T4DU) and the Research and Thought Leadership Department... Read more.

Accelerating Transformation Through Agricultural Innovation (ATTAIN)

SEARCA's 11th Five-Year Plan (2020–2025)

SEARCA works to elevate the quality of life of agricultural families through sustainable and resilient livelihoods and access to modern networks and innovative markets.

Scholarships

  • PhD Research Scholarship

    SEARCA established the PhD Research Scholarship on November 2005 to provide financial support for qualified PhD students to conduct research and produce their dissertation relevant to the priority thrusts of SEARCA.

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  • DAAD-SEARCA Scholarship Programme

    DAAD's partnership with SEARCA started in school year 1975-1976 through a support to the Center's graduate scholarship program leading to Masters and PhD degrees in agriculture.

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  • AF-SEARCA Joint Scholarship Program

    The Agropolis Fondation (AF) of France and SEARCA offers a co-funded doctoral fellowship under the call for "Innovative Co-Learning for Agriculture-Based Solutions." The program aims to support innovative, cross-sectoral, and interdisciplinary training or learning projects that promote agro-ecological transition through innovative approaches, tools, teams, and networks.

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  • Tokyo NODAI-SEARCA Scholarship for Dissertation Doctorate Program

    This is a collaborative project between Tokyo University of Agriculture (Tokyo NODAI) and SEARCA. The Dissertation Doctorate Program for Agriculture and Natural Resources aims to contribute to the enhancement of agricultural research and development in Southeast Asia through the provision of a Tokyo NODAI-SEARCA scholarship for eligible candidates to be able to complete a doctorate dissertation.

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  • UPM-SEARCA Joint Scholarship

    Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) will award a matching scholarship in the form of full fee waiver (2 years for Master and 3 years for PhD) to every one full scholarship from SEARCA for qualified nationals from the eleven member countries of SEAMEO who will pursue their Masters or PhD degrees at UPM.

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  • UPM-AF-SEARCA Joint Scholarship Program

    This partnership started in 2018 with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Malaysia, Agropolis Fondation (AF) in France, and SEARCA, aimed to strengthen and promote scientific cooperation and knowledge sharing between Southeast Asia and France on the basis of equality and mutual benefit.

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  • Sejong University-SEARCA Joint Graduate Research Scholarship for Southeast Asian Countries

    This partnership between Sejong University in Seoul, South Korea and SEARCA aims to increase the capacities of Southeast Asian scientists/researchers through the provision of a Joint Graduate Research Scholarship that will enable them to obtain MS/PhD degrees in the fields of Integrated Biological Sciences and Industry (e.g., Plant Breeding and Genetics), Bioresource Engineering (e.g., Plant pathology, QTL mapping, Tissue culture).

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  • NTU-SEARCA Joint Scholarship Program for Global ATGS

    This is a partnership between the Master Program in Global Agriculture Technology and Genomic Science (Global ATGS) of the National Taiwan University (NTU) and SEARCA. The joint scholarship program aims to cultivate agricultural professional talents, encourage academic excellence, and promote research and development of agriculture within Southeast Asia.

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  • MARDI-SEARCA Joint Scholarship Program

    The partnership between the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) and SEARCA aims to strengthen MARDI's pool of professionals for research and development by providing scholarship grants to qualified MARDI officers to complete graduate degrees.

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  • Joint BulSU-SEARCA PhD Scholarship Program

    This partnership between Bulacan State University (BulSU) and SEARCA aims to strengthen the capacity of BulSU by providing an opportunity for selected BulSU faculty and staff to earn their doctorate degree in international universities in the fields of Agriculture, Environmental Science, and other disciplines relevant to the thrust of both SEARCA and BulSU.

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  • Nagoya University-SEARCA Joint PhD Research Scholarship in Agriculture

    The Nagoya University-SEARCA Joint PhD Research Scholarship in Agriculture is offered to Filipinos and Cambodians who wish to pursue their PhD degree at the NU Satellite Campus based at the Graduate School of UPLB, and at the NU Satellite Campus for Bio-agricultural Sciences based at the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) in Phnom Penh.

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  • PCC-SEARCA Scholarship

    This is a project between the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) and SEARCA which aims to strengthen PCC's pool of professionals by providing scholarship grants to qualified PCC officers and regular staff to complete graduate degrees from selected centers of excellence in the Philippines, USA, Canada and Australia.

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Grants

  • Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT)

    The SFRT is envisaged to provide chosen research and training project proposals with limited start-up funds intended to enhance chances of securing long-term support from donor agencies. A grant of up to USD 15,000 shall be awarded as seed fund for research/training.

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  • Grants for Research towards Agricultural Innovative Solutions (GRAINS)

    SEARCA GRAINS offers short-term starter funds to collaborative actions aimed at transformative innovations for more sustainable agriculture and rural development across Southeast Asia.

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  • Travel Grants Program

    SEARCA will provide travel grants of up to a maximum of USD 1,200 to each qualified agriculture and agriculture-related professional, social scientist, or graduate student in Southeast Asia.

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  • Regional Professorial Chair Grants

    Since AY 2012-2013, the SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair Grant has recognized the contribution of institutions and individuals in the fields of agriculture and related sciences, thereby contributing to ARD in Southeast Asia through instruction, research, innovation, and extension work.

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  • Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Initiated by SEARCA, the University Consortium (UC) was seen as a viable approach to pursuing agricultural human resource development in Southeast Asia by linking top agricultural universities in the region to facilitate free exchange of information, facilities, and expertise.

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  • Academic Bridging Program for CLMV and Timor-Leste

    The Program aims to provide assistance by upgrading the BS degree of agriculture graduates and qualified scholarship applicants from the transition economies of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Timor-Leste to enable them to qualify for admission to the Graduate School of reputable universities in Southeast Asia and even outside the region.

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  • Faculty and Student Mobility Grant

    The SEARCA Faculty and Student Mobility Grant enables recipients to conduct their research work or take courses for credit in selected Southeast Asian universities, be exposed to new technologies and receive training from world-class academicians.

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Projects

SEARCA has a well-earned reputation and extensive track record in end-to-end project management – from conceptualization and proposal writing to implementation and monitoring – for both local and international development and donor organizations.

SEARCA Priority Areas

11th Five-Year Plan (2020–2025)

Agri-Business Models for Increased Productivity and Income

Sustainable Farming Systems and Natural Resource Management

Food and Nutrition Security

Transformational Leadership for Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD)

Gender and Youth Engagement in ARD

Enhanced ARD towards Climate Resilience

EcoHealth/One Health Applications to ARD