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Participants of the Knowledge Sharing Workshop with SEARCA Director, Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., during the opening program LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Twelve grantees of the ASEAN Social Forestry Network Strategic Response Fund (ASRF) exchanged and synthesized the challenges, lessons learned, and way forward gleaned from their respective projects in a two-day knowledge sharing workshop held on 14-15 November 2016 at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Headquarters… Read more
Dr. Seng Mom's life and career is all about linking her university and her country to the global village. As Vice Rector for Planning and International Cooperation at the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) in Cambodia, Dr. Seng Mom has pushed forward the University’s internationalization in various extents by forging partnerships with European and Asian institutions… Read more
Despite being a young nation, Timor-Leste's growth and development are boosted by the country's young leaders and intellectuals with their passion and dedication to service. Mr. Agustinho Ximenes is one of these emerging intellectuals who cultivated a love for the land and plants… Read more
Mr. Tin Htut Oo, a distinguished agricultural economist from Myanmar, will be the fifth recipient of the prestigious Dioscoro L. Umali Achievement Award in Agricultural Development (Umali Award). The Umali Award, launched in 2007 and named after agricultural and rural development (ARD) luminary and founding director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), Dr. Dioscoro L. Umali, is an honorific award, which recognizes exemplary individuals who have advanced agricultural development in Southeast Asia. It is a collaboration among SEARCA, the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST, Philippines), and the Dioscoro L… Read more
Changes in ecosystems need to be tracked and understood to keep these ecosystems healthy and ensure their continued provision of services that are key to human survival. It is, therefore, imperative that an ecological monitoring network in Southeast Asia be developed… Read more
Marie Curie once said that "nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood.” This may have been the motto in life of Dr. Mahiran Basri, who found success through illuminating the unknown… Read more
SEARCA, as commissioned by the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), conducted the “Training Workshop on Research Methods and Analytical Techniques in Physical, Natural, and Social Sciences,” on 29 September 2016 at SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna. A total of 48 R&D practitioners from the academe and DA Regional Field Offices (RFOs) attended the training workshop. … Read more
A straight path with crooked lines. That’s how Dr. Lucrecio L. Rebugio describes his educational learning journey, which eventually led to his illustrious career in social forestry.  Dr. Rebugio received his PhD in Community Development from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) in 1977, which he completed through the SEARCA scholarship program… Read more
TOKYO, Japan – In his capacity as Board Member of the Asian Association of Agricultural Universities and Colleges (AAACU), Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., SEARCA Director, participated in the 21st AAACU Biennial Conference and General Assembly on 13-14 October 2016 in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan. Other participants of the events were heads of member universities and colleges of AAACU… Read more
A genuine passion to support the underprivileged is needed for development to happen. This passion is seen in the eyes of Prof. Dr. Ir. Mochammad Maksum, who now wears a number of important hats in Indonesia. Foremost, he is a Professor at the Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). He is also the Rector of the newly established Universitas Nahdlatul Ulama in Jakarta, an academic institution of the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the largest religious organization in Indonesia, and for which Prof. Maksum also currently serves as the Vice General Chairman of the Central Board… Read more
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