SEARCA News

SIEM REAP, Cambodia – The ASEAN Social Forestry Network Strategic Response Fund (ASRF) conducted another Project Development Assistance (PDA) workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia on 25-27 April 2016. This is the second PDA workshop conducted for the extension phase of the ASRF, which allocated another five slots for proposals generated under this scheme. The PDA workshops are aimed to assist ASEAN member states (AMS) in developing project proposals that would respond to the needs of the ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) leaders and focal points in addressing emerging issues related to social forestry in their respective countries. The PDA is also… Read more
SORSOGON and QUEZON, PHILIPPINES – Two projects supported by a small grants program are demonstrating and refining sustainable livelihood options for rural communities in the Philippines… Read more
BASCO, BATANES, Philippines – In its effort to level up its knowledge management initiatives, the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) recently supported a Training of Trainers in Writing Effective Knowledge Products under the project titled Building Capacity and Strengthening Partnership for Carabao Development Program that the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) implements for PCC. A total of 26 participants, composed of Regional Lead Knowledge Products Writers and officials and staff from PCC Main Headquarters, participated in the learning activity on 18 to 21 April 2016 at Batanes Seaside Lodge, Basco, Batanes. The training of… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – ‘We cannot deal with climate change, even with rural development or any form of development with a six year medium term plan.&rsquo… Read more
NAUJAN, ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – About 30 participants composed of farmer-beneficiaries and institutional stakeholders of the SEARCA Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) project on revitalizing the calamansi industry in Victoria, Oriental Mindoro joined the Participatory Rural Appraisal and Action Planning (PRAAP) Workshop on 4-7 April 2016 at the Agricultural Training Institute Regional Center Session Hall… Read more
HOA BINH, Vietnam – The Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST) developed a proposal to review the implementation of community forestry in Vietnam during the Project Development Assistance (PDA) workshop facilitated by SEARCA through the Project Management Unit of the ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) Strategic Response Fund (ASRF) on 12-14 April 2016… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – As part of SEARCA’s contribution to improving the nutritional condition and dietary habits of school-aged children and eventually the community’s food and nutrition security in Laguna, 30 teachers and officers of the six (6) pilot schools were trained on sustainable and organic food production, and edible landscaping during the Seminar-Workshop on School Garden Planning which was held on 12-13 April 2016… Read more
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Twelve officials and staff of the Philippines Department of Agriculture (DA), one local government official, and two representatives from the private sector gained new perspectives and insights on how the Indonesian government, particularly its farmers, tackle the challenges of climate variability through an Overseas Study Mission on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation they undertook on 28 March-1 April 2016. Organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in collaboration with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) Regional Office for Asia based in Hanoi, Vietnam, this third and last leg… Read more
BAYBAY CITY, LEYTE, Philippines – Around 70 farmers and representatives from partners of the Piloting and Up-scaling Effective Models of Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) project in Inopacan, Leyte witnessed the signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) among SEARCA, Visayas State University (VSU), Visayas Consortium for Agriculture and Aquatic Resources Program (ViCAARP), and the local government of Inopacan, Leyte on 31 March 2016… Read more
BATAC, ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines – Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., SEARCA Director, reminded over 2,000 members of the graduating class of the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) of the value of their education, and to put what they gained from it to good use. He made this reminder to both undergraduate and graduate students during his speech at the 38th Commencement Exercises last 5 April 2016 at the MMSU Campus in Batac, Ilocos Norte… Read more
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