SEARCA News

STUTTGART, Germany  - SEARCA affirmed its continuous support to the implementation of the Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim,(UHOH) by joining FSC’s management team and other strategic partners in its annual planning meeting on 5-6 May 2014. The annual planning event was held at the FSC headquarters, which is now under the leadership of Professor Hans Konrad Biesalski who replaced Dr. Manfred Zeller as its new Director, on 1 May 2014. Joining the planning workshop was Dr. Maria Cristeta Cuaresma, Program Head for SEARCA’s Graduate Scholarship… Read more
For their outstanding contribution to agricultural research and development, five outstanding Southeast Asian academicians have been conferred the SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair in April 2014. They are Dr. Orville L. Bondoc, Dr. Virginia C. Cuevas, and Dr. Dinah Pura T. Depositario, from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB); Dr. Victor B. Asio from the Visayas State University (VSU); and Dr. Mohd. Razi Ismail from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)… Read more
BOGOR, Indonesia – 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 Centre for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management in Southeast Asia Pasific (CCROM SEAP) convened the Indonesia’s 1st National Consultative Meeting on 3 April 2014 at the IPB International Convention Center (IPBICC) in Bogor, Indonesia for the ASEAN Network on Promoting Climate Resilience of Rice and Other Crops under the ASEAN-German Programme on Response to Climate Change (GAP-CC)… Read more
The UP Open University (UPOU) in partnership with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is now accepting applications to participate in the Fifth Online Course on Responding to Climate Risks in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management to be held on 19 July to 11 October 2014… Read more
MANILA, Philippines – SEARCA, in collaboration with the CTI Engineering International Co., Ltd., Woodfields Consultants, Inc., and ERGONS Project Marketing Consultants was chosen by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to support the implementation of the new Technical Assistance (TA) on Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Critical Watersheds Project. The TA is funded by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) through ADB. The Climate Change Commission (CCC) serves as the Implementing Agency on the part of the Government of the Philippines… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) officially joins the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) Phase II as one of the implementing partners that support the ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) in addressing three interrelated issues of food insecurity, poverty, and climate change… Read more
MANILA, Philippines – The Project Steering Committee of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded technical assistance (TA) project, TA-8111 PHI: Climate Resilience and Green Growth in the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape (UMRBPL): Demonstrating the Eco-town Framework, have accepted the Baseline Information and Vulnerability Assessment (VA) Reports on 14 April. 2014. The reports included the five sectoral vulnerability assessments on health, agriculture, water, forestry and roads and bridges… Read more
A total of 19 SEARCA scholars are among the 256 graduate students of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) who received their degrees during the 42nd commencement exercise on 26 April 2014… Read more
The SEARCA Scholars Association (SSA) based at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) elected their new set of officers for the Academic Year 2014-2015. The officers were formally inducted on 4 April 25, 2014 at the SEARCA Residence Hotel, Los Baños, Laguna… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – GIZ, SEARCA and DA-BAR conducted the Second Philippine National Consultative Meeting for the ASEAN Network on Promoting Climate Resilience of Rice and Other Crops on 14 April 2014 at the Sam Arng Srinilta Room at the SEARCA Headquarters. The meeting aimed to present the initial findings and outputs of the case study on climate change related threats and impacts, as well as best practices on climate change adaptation, focusing on rice and maize in the Philippines… Read more
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