The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), which manages the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund (ASRF), will participate in the 8th Meeting of the Ad-Hoc Steering Committee on Climate Change and Food Security (AHSC CCFS) to be held in Bali, Indonesia on 28-29 March 2019. SEARCA will present its key...Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand – Twelve officials and staff of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) and three officers of the Lamac Multipurpose Cooperative, Inc. (Lamac MPC) based in Cebu, Philippines, participated in an Overseas Comparative Study Mission Toward Inclusive, Sustainable, and Competitive Livestock Dairy Development here on 10-16 March 2019. The study mission, the last in a...Read more
Provide administrative assistance to the SEARCA-IFPRI Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns (ATMI-ASEAN).Minimum Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Accountancy, or Business Administration or related field with 1-year work related...Read more
JAKARTA, Indonesia – The mid-term review of the project funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) titled Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns (ATMI-ASEAN) was carried out by Dr. Fabrizio Bresciani, IFAD Lead Regional Economist of the Asia and the Pacific Division, on 8...Read more
Source: The Manila Times14 Mar 2019LOS BAÑOS, Laguna: The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), conducted a training on "Financial Viability and Profitability Analysis of Agricultural Technologies and Enterprises" at the SEARCA headquarters...Read more
The 2019 QS World University Rankings is now out and all five regular members of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) are in the top 200 in the world with respect to the subject area of Agriculture and Forestry. Kasetsart University (Thailand), Universiti Putra Malaysia, and Institut Pertanian Bogor (Indonesia) rank...Read more
SAVANNAKHET PROVINCE, Lao PDR – A two-level English Training Course organized by SEARCA for a select group of lecturers from Savannakhet University (SKU) opened here on Monday, 11 March 2019. The course, which runs until 22 March 2019, is divided into a Beginner Level and an Intermediate Level to cater to the needs of the participants. It consists of modules on Writing and Grammar,...Read more
Source: DZMJ Online13 Mar 2019Horticulture experts from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) discussed the status and prospects of the calamansi industry in Oriental Mindoro, the largest producer of calamansi in the country at a seminar convened by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) last February 12.
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SEARCA to partner with AFA for ARD2014
(Left - Right) AFA's Secretary General Ms. Esther Penunia and Policy Advocacy Officer Ms. Maria Elena Rebagay; and SEARCA's Acting Program Head for Research and Development Dr Bessie M. Burgos, Program Specialist Ms. Carmen Nyhria G. Rogel, and ARD2014 Program Associate Ms. Junette Dawn Baculfo
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Asian Farmer’s Association for Sustainable Rural Development (AFA) met on 21 March 2014 to discuss AFA’s participation in the 2nd International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia (ARD2014).
The meeting was attended by Ms. Esther Penunia, AFA Secretary General and the International Year of Family Farming Special Ambassador for Asia and the Pacific; Ms. Maria Elena Rebagay, AFA Policy Advocacy Officer; and SEARCA's Acting Program Head for Research and Development Dr. Bessie Burgos, Progam Specialist Ms. Carmen Nyhria Rogel, and ARD2014 staff Ms. Junette Dawn Baculfo.
AFA is a regional alliance of national federations and organizations of small scale farmers and producers with a vision that includes self-reliant and prosperous rural farming communities. For the past 12 years, it has been involved in capacity building on small scale farmers’ organizations, lobbying for farmer’s rights and development, and mainstreaming sustainable agriculture in Asia. Currently, its members come from ten countries, namely, Japan, Indonesia, Cambodia, South Korea, Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam.
AFA’s work and experience will contribute to the aim of ARD2014 to provide a venue for sharing the wide and diverse knowledge pool on ARD that exists within and beyond the Southeast Asian region. It has agreed to partner with SEARCA on the conference by convening the session on Sustainable Agriculture under the theme Sustainability and Poverty Reduction.
With the theme, Strengthening Resilience, Equity and Integration in ASEAN Food and Agriculture Systems, ARD2014 will be held on 12-13 November 2014 in Dusit Thani Manila, Makati City, Philippines. It will cover a range of important topics on the following themes: productivity improvement, inclusive value chains, sustainability and poverty reduction, food security and food safety, institutions and governance, and regional cooperation and integration. The conference will bring together relevant stakeholders from, but not limited to, Southeast Asia. Participants will include agriculture and rural development experts from the academe and research institutions, government policy makers, private sector practitioners, farmer leaders, and other interested stakeholders.