NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar –The ASEAN Social Forestry Network Strategic Response Fund (ASRF) joined the ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) and the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership Program on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) on a Courtesy Call to the Government of the Union of Myanmar in Nay Pyi Taw on 29 September 2014… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is pleased to announce the Second Call for Proposals for the ASEAN Social Forestry Network Strategic Response Fund or ASRF.  The ASRF is the flexible funding mechanism for the ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) launched on 27 May 27 2014 during the 8th ASFN Meeting in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.  It is being managed by SEARCA under the auspices of the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) with funding support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)… Read more
NUEVA ECIJA, Philippines – SEARCA, commissioned by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), successfully implemented the project Market-Oriented Agri-Technology and Agri-Extension Services under the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS)… Read more
A total of ten participants from seven countries are now participating in the maiden offering of the month-long post graduate course in food and nutrition security for sustainable development in Southeast Asia being held at SEARCA, College, Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines… Read more
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – SEARCA co-published the Filipino edition of the picture book titled “The Adventures of Gabby Ghas,” which was launched on 26 September 2014 at the Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI) based in this city… Read more
Commissioner Ruperto S. Sangalang of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Philippines visited SEARCA on 5 September 2014 to explore how SEARCA can assist in capacity development of state universities and colleges (SUCs) and other higher education institutions (HEIs) in the country so they can be competitive with others in Southeast Asia in light of the regional integration in 2015. Dr. Sangalang is the CHED Commissioner in charge of agriculture… Read more
SEARCA has just released two monographs from the Philippine component of the International Development Research Center (IDRC)-funded project entitled Building Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change in Southeast Asia, which SEARCA implemented in cooperation with the Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA)… Read more

SEARCA and GIZ collaborate for ARD2014

10 September 2014, Wednesday
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… Read more
A study that was conducted to help prevent the extinction of almaciga trees has trained 144 indigenous peoples (IPs) in Palawan and Sierra Madre to improve their resin harvesting methods. As a result of the study, the population of almaciga tree in the said localities is expected to increase… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The ASRF Program Steering Committee (ASRF PSC) convened on 14 September 2014 at SEARCA to evaluate the shortlisted proposals under the ASRF First Call for Proposals and discussed other important matters about the program… Read more
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