SEARCA Online Learning and Virtual Engagement (SOLVE) Webinar Series

Highlighting Actions that Realize SEARCA's Vision on ARD: The SEARCA Online Learning and Virtual Engagements (SOLVE)

With the intent of effectively reaching out to relevant stakeholders, SEARCA embarks into new modalities and technology-mediated platforms of interactions. For this year, it launches its SEARCA Online Learning and Virtual Engagements (SOLVE) that particularly highlights specific concrete and practical actions being implemented on the ground as a way to disseminate and promote these to the wider sector possible. Ultimately, as a leading enabler and champion of excellence in ARD in Southeast Asia, SEARCA now further consolidates its efforts in making sure that all the necessary actions will indeed directly reach and would significantly benefit the Farmers and Farming Families.

Priority Topics

Upcoming Webinar

6th Webinar: SOLVE Food and Nutrition Insecurity through Sustainable Agriculture Intensification
Schedule

3 June 2020, 10:00 a.m. (GMT +08:00)

Join via Zoom and Facebook
(For Zoom users, please pre-register at https://bit.ly/solveregister)

Speakers
  • Dr. Vara Prasad
    University Distinguished Professor, Kansas State University, USA
  • Dr. Manny Reyes
    Research Professor, Kansas State University, USA
  • Ms. Ngang Channaty
    Field Technician, University of Battambang, Cambodia
  • Mr. Saren Ry
    Field Technician, Agricultural Development, Denmark Asia, Cambodia
Major Theme*
  • Food and Nutrition Security
  • Sustainable Farming Systems and Natural Resource Management
  • Enhanced ARD towards Climate Resilience
Partners SEARCA; Center of Excellence for Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition (CE SAIN); Royal University of Agriculture (RUA), Cambodia; Kansas State University (KSU), USA
Other Info

Past Webinars

1st (Launching of SOLVE): Food Insecurity in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic
Schedule 28 April 2020
Speakers
Discussant: Mr. Gerald Glenn Panganiban
Assistant Director for Operations and Administration, DA Bureau of Plant Industry
Topic: Urban Agriculture During COVID-19
Major Theme*
  • Food and Nutrition Security
  • Eco-Health/One-Health Applications to ARD
Partners SEARCA; Department of Agriculture; DA Bureau of Plant Industry; Farmer's Factory
Other Info
2nd Webinar: SOLVE Food Insecurity in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic: Home gardening made easy through containerized and modular farming
Schedule

6 May 2020

Speakers
Major Theme*
  • Food and Nutrition Security
  • Sustainable Farming Systems and Natural Resource Management
Partners SEARCA; Department of Agriculture; DA Bureau of Plant Industry; Farmer's Factory; Rotary Club of Bay
Other Info
Notes
  • We value your feedback. To those who tuned in to our SOLVE Webinar on 6 May 2020 (with the theme SOLVE Food Insecurity in the Time of Covid-19 Pandemic: Home gardening made easy through containerized and modular farming), please tell us how you found it by clicking https://bit.ly/solvewebinarfeedback and responding to our short questionnaire. It will take you not more than a minute or two to do this. Thank you!
3rd Webinar: SOLVE Food Insecurity in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic: Containerized and modular home garden designs and set-up schematics
Schedule

13 May 2020

Speaker
Major Theme*
  • Food and Nutrition Security
  • Sustainable Farming Systems and Natural Resource Management
Partners SEARCA; Department of Agriculture; DA Bureau of Plant Industry; Farmer's Factory; Rotary Club of Bay
Other Info
4th Webinar: SOLVE Food Insecurity in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic: School-plus-Home Gardens (S+HG), the way to go
Schedule

20 May 2020

Speakers
Major Theme*
  • Food and Nutrition Security
  • Sustainable Farming Systems and Natural Resource Management
Partners SEARCA; Department of Education (DepEd)
Other Info
5th Webinar: SOLVE Food Insecurity in the Time of COVID-19 Pandemic: Championing School-plus-Home Gardens
Schedule

27 May 2020

Speakers
Major Theme*
  • Food and Nutrition Security
  • Sustainable Farming Systems and Natural Resource Management
Partners SEARCA; Department of Education (DepEd)
Other Info

*Based on SEARCA's 11th FYP Priority Areas

Background

Articulating a Vision of Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD) in Southeast Asia

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) aims to be a leading enabler and champion of excellence in agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia. In the next five years, SEARCA's mission is to elevate the quality of life of agricultural families through sustainable livelihoods and access to modern networks and innovative markets. To do this, SEARCA commits to BIGGER, BETTER and SMARTER outcomes and impact on agriculture industry and its stakeholders by delivering better services through more context-relevant and valuable services to even more beneficiaries in more effective and efficient ways. This commitment follows transformational change from traditional palliative activities to new innovative practices. The “new normal” conditions in Southeast Asia compels SEARCA and all of its key partners to initiate a paradigm shift to deliver greater impact on the lives of the primary stakeholders—the farmers and farming families.

Objectives

The main objective of the Webinar Series is to provide an avenue of knowledge sharing on concrete innovative actions on the ground along SEARCA's 11th Five-Year Plan via technology-mediated platforms (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) that would directly benefit farmers and farming families.

Specifically, it aims to:

  1. Hold a seminar where practitioners in agricultural and rural development innovations are invited to speak and share their experience;
  2. Encourage participation of farmers and sharing on farming technologies in a seminar that increases their awareness on such technologies and innovations that have been implemented on the ground;
  3. Build up a community of practitioners (CoPs) on ARD innovations in Southeast Asia

Activity Design

The SEARCA Online Learning and Virtual Engagements (SOLVE) will be done using technology-mediated platform like Zoom.

The session could be broadcast live, and the copy of the seminar will also be posted in several social media platforms of SEARCA. Massive promotion of the videos will be done by SEARCA within the Philippines and Southeast Asia.

All sessions will run for 45 mins to 1 hour, or depending on the availability of the speakers. Speakers are requested 10-13 slides, and around 15 minutes to present his/her talk. It will then be followed by an open forum.

Participants will be strongly encouraged to send questions, and contact the speakers for further discussion.

It will feature experienced practitioners who are adept about the actual implementation of a specific technology and innovation related to agricultural and rural development (ARD).

Interested in SOLVE?

SEARCA is keen to partner with government institutions, corporations, universities, civic organizations and individuals who see the potential in SOLVE and would like to explore hosting a session or series of sessions, to serve as a resource speaker or to simply suggest the next SOLVE topic.

Interested parties may contact Ms. Kim Bantayan at .