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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Source: DZMJ Online13 Mar 2019More than 100 legislative officials from the House of Representatives and selected members of the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) were apprised on the Philippine regulatory system for genetically modified crops in a briefing held at the House of Representatives last February 27.
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SEARCA and GIZ collaborate for ARD2014
(L-R) Ms. Carmen Nyhria Rogel, Program Specialist from SEARCA; Dr. Bessie M. Burgos, SEARCA’s Acting Program Head for Research and Development and ARD2014 Conference Organizer; Ms. Opalyn Agulay, GIZ’s Communications and PR Adviser; Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., Director of SEARCA; Mr. Max-Johannes Baumann, GIZ’ Program Director for Environment and Rural Development (EnRD); and Ms. Erlinda F. Dolatre, EnRD’s Program Senior Advisor
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines– Headed by Mr. Max-Johannes Baumann, Program Director of Environment and Rural Development (EnRD), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) team met with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Director and Staff to discuss GIZ’s participation in the Second International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia (ARD2014). SEARCA and GIZ also explored other possible areas of collaboration beyond ARD2014.
The conference, covering a total of 24 sessions, is organized around six themes, namely: Productivity Improvement, Inclusive Value Chains, Sustainability and Poverty Reduction, Food Security and Food Safety, Institutions and Governance, and Regional Cooperation and Integration. GIZ will convene a session under the theme Sustainability and Poverty Reduction, which will feature results of its various programs and projects on environment and rural development.
GIZ also expressed interest to contribute in the sessions on Upland Agriculture, and Regional Food Security System and Investments, which are convened by World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) and SEARCA, respectively.
More than convening a session, GIZ accepted SEARCA’s invitation to co-sponsor the conference. To date, GIZ joins the list of ARD2014 sponsors which include the following: Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim, International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotechnology Applications (ISAAA), Syngenta, Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), Australian Government through ACIAR, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), and National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).
The meeting was attended by Mr. Baumann, GIZ-EnRD Program Senior Advisor Ms. Erlinda F. Dolatre and Communications and PR Adviser Ms. Opalyn Agulay, SEARCA Director Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., with Acting Program Head for Research and Development and Conference Organizer Dr. Bessie M. Burgos, and Program Specialist, Ms. Carmen Nyhria Rogel.
With the theme Strengthening Resilience, Equity and Integration in ASEAN Food and Agriculture Systems, ARD2014 will take place on 12-13 November 2014 at Makati Shangri-La, Manila, bringing 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.
For more information on ARD2014, visit http://ard2014.searca.org or email inquiries to email@example.com. (Junette Dawn A. Baculfo)