SEARCA News

LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for institutional cooperation on 1 July 2016 to pursue the common objective of building capacities of the ASEAN Member States (AMS) in biodiversity conservation, as this relates to agriculture and food… Read more
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture – System Wide Climate Change Office (DA-SWCCO), the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), and the University of the Philippines Los Baños Foundation, Inc. (UPLBFI), convened the Summative Event under the DA-funded project titled, Strengthening Implementation of Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture (AMIA Project 1), on 9-10 June 2016 at Torre Venezia Suites and Sequoia Hotel in Quezon City… Read more
MUÑOZ, NUEVA ECIJA, Philippines – The Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) funded project, Building Capacity and Strengthening Partnership for Carabao Development Program, being implemented by SEARCA is now on its fourth quarter of implementation… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) conducted a series of Focus Group Discussions (FGD) during the month of May 2016 in Regions 6, 7, and 8. This activity is part of the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) funded project titled, Strengthening Agricultural Research and Development towards ASEAN Integration. The project aims to (i) benchmark agricultural research and development (ARD) in the country vis-à-vis ARD practices in the ASEAN region, (ii) assess partnership among government agencies and state universities and colleges (SUCs) in terms of ARD, (iii) recommend ways to… Read more
BERLIN, Germany – TheSoutheast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture joins 21 countries and nine international organizations in the launching of the Global Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Community of Practice (CoP) in Maritim Hotel, Berlin, Germany on 16 June 2016. The EbA approach is one of the CoPs adopted in the Paris Agreement. The countries represented in the launch include: Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgizstan, Mali, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, and Vietnam… Read more
NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) presented the results of the study commissioned by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) titled Overview and Assessment of Agricultural Innovation Systems in ASEAN during the OECD-FAO-ASEAN Regional Conference on Policies to Enable Food Security, Agricultural Productivity and Improved Nutrition, which took place on 14-15 June 2016… Read more
NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – The former Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MOAI) has been re-organized under the new Myanmar democratic government into the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI). MoALI is an integration of the MOAI, Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development, and Ministry of Cooperatives… Read more
As the academic year 2015-2016 winds down, 32 SEARCA scholars, from 8 countries, finished their respective study programs, from 5 universities in Southeast Asia… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – Dr. Ingrid Öborn, Regional Coordinator of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), together with Dr. Rodel Lasco, Country Coordinator and Senior NRM Scientist, and Mr. Robert Finlayson, Regional Communications Specialist of the same organization, visited SEARCA on 21 June 2016 to discuss possible collaboration on an integrated research-in-development program on greening the ASEAN economic corridors… Read more
Over the recent months, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) based in Rome, Italy, has been discussing with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) several projects intended to benefit the Southeast Asia and Asia-Pacific regions‎ in efforts to address the overriding problems of poverty and food security… Read more
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