SEARCA News

LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Representatives from the Information and Knowledge Management Department of the Climate Change Commission (CCC) visited the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) on 28 March 2014 to conduct a key informant interview (KII) about the Center’s knowledge management (KM) framework and practices… Read more
NUEVA ECIJA, Philippines – SEARCA organized and facilitated the third batch of training courses on Integrated Production Management System for Rice and Vegetables on 17-20 March 2014 at the Central Luzon State University (CLSU), Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. The activity is part of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) funded project entitled, Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services… Read more
Links have been observed between food security and food safety thrusts of SEARCA and a risk-based “One Health” approach of a Bangkok-based network of the French International Center in Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD). The second Annual Scientific Seminar of CIRAD’s Research Network on Management of Emerging Risks in Southeast Asia, Gestion des Risques Emergents en Asie du Sud-Est (GREASE) emphasized holistic, problem/risk-based, action-oriented, and transdisciplinary approaches to research that draws on interactions among the disciplines of Animal Health and Biodiversity sciences, Environmental sciences, Public Health, and Social Sciences. Animal health risks pose not just direct risk to human health… Read more
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)… Read more
As a new member of the ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN), SEARCA participated in a Webinar on social media for forestry practitioners. In the context of the activities of the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) for the ASFN Focal Points and ASFCC Partners, the ASFN Secretariat and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) organized the Webinar that is running in three consecutive sessions of two hours each, on March 24, 25, and 28, 2014… Read more
Genetically modified (GM) or biotech crops continued to increase and provide benefits globally and locally in 2013 according to reports of experts during the Media Conference on the Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops in 2013 organized by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), SEARCA, and the Biotechnology for Life Media and Advocacy Resource Center (BMARC) at Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City on 6 March 2014.  … Read more
SEARCA’s Biotechnology Information Center (BIC), representing the Philippines, joined the discussions and sharings on biotech communication strategies and updates during the Annual Network Meeting of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) at Hilton Garden Inn, Hanoi, Vietnam on 18-20 March 2014. Other BIC member-countries who participated were Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Mali, Myanmar, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand, and Vietnam… Read more
ANTIPOLO CITY, Philippines – The Technical Assistance on Climate Resilience and Green Growth in the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape (UMRBPL): Demonstrating the Eco-Town Framework has concluded the Training on Strengthening the Adaptive Capacity of Communities and Local Government Units. This project is a collaborative initiative of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Philippines National Climate Change Commission (CCC)… Read more
HANOI, Vietnam – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), and the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD) convened the 1st National Consultative Meeting on 11 March 2014 at the IPSARD Office in Hanoi, Vietnam for the ASEAN Network on Promoting Climate Resilience of Rice and Other Crops. IPSARD is the premiere agricultural research and development institution under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), and serves as the focal agency for the ASEAN Technical Working Group… Read more
NAIROBI, Kenya – A five-day international benchmarking by six key officials of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) under the Philippines Department of Agriculture started smoothly at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi, Kenya. Coordinated by SEARCA, the PCC officials are here to learn about strategies, programs, and platforms of international organizations working on livestock research and development… Read more
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