SEARCA News

JAKARTA, Indonesia – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) presented its accomplishments and outputs in research and development, technical assistance, capacity building, and knowledge management from 2006 to 2014 in a meeting of the Steering Committee of the ASEAN Multisectoral Framework on Climate Change (AFCC): Focus on Agriculture and Forestry for Food Security on 2 July 2014 at the headquarters of the ASEAN Secretariat… Read more
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Ms. Elaine Tan, Executive Director of the ASEAN Foundation (AF), shared the Foundation’s priority on projects that support the ASEAN integration and community building process with program heads of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Studies and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). Ms. Tan received Dr. Bessie M. Burgos, Acting Program Head, Research and Development; and Dr. Maria Celeste H. Cadiz, Program Head, Knowledge Management, SEARCA during the latter’s visit to the Foundation on 2 July 2014… Read more
Starting Academic Year 2014-2015, a total of 40 Southeast Asians from Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam, has been given the opportunity to acquire higher education in agriculture, forestry and related sciences through SEARCA’s graduate scholarship program… Read more
The Bangladesh-based Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) and SEARCA signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on education, training, and research initiatives… Read more
Four PhD students from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) have been awarded SEARCA scholarships to fund their respective dissertations, starting AY 2014-2015. They are Joseph Angelus F. Palomar from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IV-A and Rowena S. T. Gaddi of the College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB from the Philippines; and Ms. Hari Sulistiyowati, of the University of Jember and Mr. Bimo Budi Santoso of the State University of Papua, from Indonesia… Read more
SEARCA is now inviting qualified graduate and postgraduate students to apply for the pilot offering of its Summer School program to be held on 5-30 October 2014 at SEARCA, College, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines… Read more
Next to rice, corn is the most important crop in the Philippines. About 14 million Filipinos prefer white corn as their main staple, while yellow corn accounts for about 50 percent of livestock mixed feeds. According to the Department of Agriculture, some 600,000 farm households depend on corn as a major source of livelihood. Corn is also processed into high value products, such as cornstarch, corn syrup, corn oil, gluten, and snack foods… Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand – Indeed, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and Ms. Trang Tran Hoai showed just what that means when she bagged the best paper award at the International Conference on “Trends in Multi-disciplinary Business and Economic Research,” on 27-28 March 2014. Ms. Hoai, a SEARCA scholar is studying at the Kasetsart University (KU) for a Master’s degree in agricultural economics. She presented a paper titled “Adoption of Aromatic Rice in Mekong Delta, Vietnam,” which is part of her master’s thesis at KU… Read more
The Climate Change Commission (CCC) and SEARCA-led Technical Assistance (TA) Team conducted an orientation with the nine partner local government units (LGUs) on the Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Critical Watershed project funded by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) through the Asian Development Bank (ADB)… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Twenty middle-managers and senior leaders from higher education institutions, local government units, ministries of agriculture, and private and nongovernmental organizations coming from nine Southeast Asian countries participated in the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture's (SEARCA) Executive Forum titled "Leaders in ASEAN Agriculture and Development: Levelling up Leaders in Public and Private Agriculture" on 16–20 June 2014 at SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna. The participants came from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam… Read more
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