SEARCA News

BANGKOK, Thailand – Vice ministers, permanent secretaries, and high-level education officials from the Southeast Asian countries met on 18-20 February 2014 at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel here for the 36th SEAMEO High Officials Meeting (HOM). The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) is the mother organization of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). The SEAMEO Secretariat, headed by Dr. Witaya Jeradechakul, is based in Bangkok… Read more
BULACAN, Philippines - SEARCA and DAR Region III organized and facilitated two batches of training courses on Integrated Production Management System for Rice and Vegetables from 27 February to 1 March 2014 at the Malolos Resort Club Royale, Bulacan, Philippines. The activity is part of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)-funded project entitled, Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS). Major topics covered include overview of rice and vegetable production; rice and vegetable propagation techniques; rice and vegetable growing methods; types of fertilizers; managing farm pests; organic farming and; farm mechanization… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – SEARCA, in association with ERGONS Project Marketing Consultants, conducted a two-day training course titled, Economic Valuation for Climate Change Resilience and Green Growth: Benefit-Cost Analysis of Integrated Natural Resource Management in Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape (UMRBPL), on 20-21 February 2014 in Los Baños, Laguna… Read more
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – SEARCA and WorldFish facilitated the Planning Workshop and 5th Executive Meeting of the Iligan Bay Alliance in Misamis Occidental (IBAMO) last 26 February 2014. The event was graced by Hon. Herminia M. Ramiro, Misamis Occidental Governor and IBAMO’s Honorary Chairman. She extended her deepest gratitude to the alliance and other supporting institutions who contributed unparalleled resources to realize and strengthen IBAMO’s undertakings and goals. The activity was also attended by IBAMO’s top executive leaders of its member municipalities, namely: Hon. Francisco T. Paylaga, Jr., Municipal Mayor of Panaon and IBAMO’s Chairman; Hon. Diego Ty… Read more
MANILA, Philippines – The findings and policy recommendations of the study titled “An Assessment of Smuggling of Selected Agricultural Commodities in the Philippines” funded by the Philippine Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) and implemented by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) were presented at the Fifth Public Hearing of the Philippine Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, chaired by Senator Cynthia Villar, on 24 February 2014 at the Senate… Read more
Legislative actions and operational reforms toward a smuggling-free agriculture industry in the Philippines Smuggling of Selected Agricultural Commodities in the Philippines… Read more
VIENTIANE, Laos – SEARCA and the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) conducted the Laos 1st National Consultative Meeting for the ASEAN Network on Promoting Climate Resilience of Rice and Other Crops project on 21 February 2014 at the NAFRI Office, in Vientiane, Laos. NAFRI is the focal agency of the ASEAN Technical Working Group on Agricultural Research and Development (ATWGARD), represented by Mr. Pasalath Khounsy, Deputy, Research Management Section, Planning and Cooperation Division… Read more
SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia -- ASEAN, GIZ, SEARCA and the Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) convened a National Consultative Meeting for the ASEAN Network on Promoting Climate Resilience of Rice and Other Crops on 21 February 2014 at Hotel Golden Sand, Preah Sihanoukville, Cambodia. CARDI is the premier government agricultural research and development institution in Cambodia and the Focal Agency for ASEAN Technical Working Group in Agriculture and Research Development (ATWGARD)… Read more
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – SEARCA facilitated the First Philippine National Consultative Meeting for the ASEAN Network on Promoting Climate Resilience of Rice and Other Crops on 17 February 2014 at the Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR). The consultative meeting brought together representatives from DA with DA-BAR as the representative of the Philippines in the ASEAN Technical Working Group in Agriculture and Research Development (ATWGARD). Other participants who attended this activity included representatives from the DA-Corn Program, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), Philippine Statistics Authority-Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (PSA-BAS), Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Philippine Center… Read more
In a learning and development meeting on “Engaging Intergovernmental and Regional Platforms for Building Resilience” held in Iloilo City on 10 February 2014, Christian Aid International explored possible collaboration and complementation with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and other relevant regional initiatives… Read more
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