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  • 11 January 2021
    Reinforcing SEARCA's commitment to become a leading enabler and champion of excellence in agricultural and rural development (ARD), the Center sent young professionals and current scholars from across Southeast Asia to the 3rd Asian Short Course on Agri-biotech, Biosafety Regulation,…
  • 4 January 2021
    The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH-Climate-Smart Land Use Project concluded the GIZ-SEARCA ASEAN Climate Leadership Programme (ACLP) with a virtual closing and awarding of…
  • 4 January 2021
    The Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for institutional cooperation on 17 December 2020 at the LSPU-Los Baños Campus in…
  • 16 December 2020
    The Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) successfully wrapped its 2020 activities with the virtual conduct of the 6th UC Graduate Forum (UCGF) hosted by Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from…
  • 15 December 2020
    The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) institutionalized their mutual understanding to collaborate in a number of areas of common interest such as education, research, and training. In…
  • 11 December 2020
    The Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development (AJAD) releases its latest issue with studies examining two key crops in Asia, rice and palm oil, and recommending policies and practices to bolster the performance of these sectors. Malaysia’s plantation industry and…
  • 10 December 2020
    The 55th anniversary celebration of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) was memorialized with tree-planting by Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and other SEAMEO centers in the Philippines. The  SEAMEO Regional…
  • 9 December 2020
    During the 33rd UC Executive Board meeting on 24-25 November 2020, Maejo University in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Visayas State University and Central Luzon State University, both from the Philippines, introduced their institutions and expressed intent to join the consortium.…

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  • Research center gives positive outlook for PHL agri for 2021

    Despite the natural catastrophes that affected agricultural production in Southeast Asia, and the Covid-19 pandemic that crippled most of the key economic sectors in the Philippines, the agriculture sector in the country was able to maintain a positive growth in year 2020.…
    10 January 2021
  • Farm output seen to shrink in Q1 2021

    The country's agriculture production could possibly contract by 1.21% in the first three months of 2021, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture has projected. "This contraction could be expected as the agriculture sector bounces back after…
    7 January 2021
  • Farm sector seen shrinking by 1.21% in Q1

    The following link will take you to INQUIRER.net: Farm sector seen shrinking by 1.21% in Q1https://business.inquirer.net/315293/farm-sector-seen-shrinking-by-1-21-in-q1
    7 January 2021
  • Q1 agriculture output seen contracting 1.2%

    The local agriculture sector will see the effect of the consecutive typhoons at the end of 2020 as the farm industry is expected to contract 1.2 percent in the first quarter of the year. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study…
    7 January 2021
  • Agri sector to contract by more than 1 percent in Q1

    The agriculture sector is expected to contract by more than 1 percent within the first three months of this year on the weight of the lingering impact of strong typhoons, namely Quinta, Rolly, and Ulysses, said a top official of an international…
    7 January 2021
  • SEARCA sees better agri prospects for 2021

    THE agriculture sector of the Philippines and Southeast Asia is seen having better prospects for 2021 despite the disruption of agricultural production by several catastrophes and the pandemic that slowed down the pace by which the sector plays as an engine for…
    7 January 2021
  • Agriculture to remain robust

    The pandemic notwithstanding, agriculture was robust last year and will remain so. The fearless forecast comes from the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in Los Baños. 2020 saw agricultural production disrupted by a number of catastrophes that slowed down…
    6 January 2021
  • Rice inventory up in November

    The country’s rice inventory went up in November last year  as volume of the main staple was boosted by the main harvest season. Latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed that total rice inventory stood at 3.16 million metric tons…
    6 January 2021