Initiated by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the University Consortium 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.
The Program aims to provide assistance to best qualified scholarship candidates from the transition economies of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Timor-Leste in upgrading the BS degree of agriculture graduates to enable them to qualify for admission to the Graduate School of reputable universities in Southeast Asia and even outside the region.
The SEARCA Faculty and Student Mobility Grant enables grantees to conduct their research work or take courses for credit in selected Southeast Asian universities, be exposed to new technologies and trained by world-class academicians.
SEARCA provides research and mobility grants for graduate students of Kasetsart University and Universiti Putra Malaysia to broaden their knowledge through exposure to other technologies and be trained by experts abroad.
The Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC) is designed to help develop the next generation of high-quality, interdisciplinary professionals able to address the imposing challenges posed by climate change and food security in their country and the Southeast Asian region.