LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – After a series of seminars and workshops conducted by the Project Management Team (PMT) of the Participatory Action Research on School- and Community-based Food and Nutrition Program for Literacy, Poverty Reduction, and Sustainable Development, a total of 36 heads and teachers from the six participating schools of the Department of Education- Laguna Division convened for the Writeshop on Integrating Agriculture, Nutrition, and Climate Change Concepts in Elementary and High School Curricula. The writeshop was conducted by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) on 12-13 May 2016. It was… Read more
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Sixty-one institutions signed three frameworks of cooperation (FOCs) during the “Country-Level Workshop in the Philippines on Southeast Asia – Technical and Vocational Education and Training (SEA-TVET) Harmonization and Mobility” held at the SEAMEO Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (INNOTECH) on 3-4 May 2016… Read more
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
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