LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – In its continuous commitment to promote inclusivity and sustainability in the agricultural value chain development, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) conducted the 2nd Value Chain Development (VCD) Course on 22-26 April 2019 at the SEARCA Headquarters, here. On its second year, the...Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – The Project Team for the "Promotion and Dissemination of Integrated Pest Management Strategies," a component of the project Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry in Oriental Mindoro, conducted a pest and disease baseline survey in calamansi farms and plant nurseries accredited by the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) in the...Read more
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia – Fifteen Halal researchers, academicians, and officers from government regulatory bodies across six Southeast Asian countries participated in the four-day regional event here dubbed Understanding the Fundamentals of Halal towards Food Security in the ASEAN Region. The workshop was held at the Everly Putrajaya Hotel on 8-11 April 2019. It was a collaboration...Read more
ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – A baseline study on plant nursery operators and calamansi processors was conducted by the project team composed of staff from UPLB, together with partners from Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology (MinSCAT), and the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg) of Oriental Mindoro on 1-6 April 2019 in the municipalities of Victoria, Pola, and...Read more
Source: The Manila Times20 Apr 2019THE Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) said a study was underway to document existing benefit-sharing mechanisms of Philippine community-based forest management (CBFM).
According to SEARCA, the research project would look into how CBFM-people's organizations (CBFM-POs) manage...Read more
SINGAPORE – SEARCA led the Regional Workshops on Knowledge Management (KM) and Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Systems (MEALS) on 12-13 March 2019 at Hotel Chancellor in Singapore. The regional workshops were conducted under the project supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) titled Supporting Smallholder Farmers in Asia and Pacific Islands Region...Read more
ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines – More than a hundred participants composed of farmers, local government officials and representatives from the private sector and academe from the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and La Union attended the Biotechnology 101 and Joint Department Circular (JDC) No. 1, Series of 2016 Public Briefing held at Plaza del Norte, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte on March...Read more
MANILA, Philippines – Forty-three delegates from 10 Asian countries composed of farmer-leaders, scientists and the academia, media, as well as representatives from government and private institutions gathered for the week-long 13th Pan-Asia Farmers' Exchange Program held last 1-5 April 2019 in Manila, Philippines. Discussions focused on communicating biotech in the Philippines,...Read more
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Gender Sensitivity: Promoting Diversity and Respect
Ms. Sairah Mae R. Saipudin of the Reproductive Health Office of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Gender Center delivers a seminar on Gender Sensitivity: Promoting Diversity and Respect.