SEARCA, the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), and the General Directorate of Agriculture of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Cambodia will jointly organize the Tenth Policy Roundtable on Building Capacities for Agricultural Competitiveness of Transition Countries in Southeast Asia with the theme Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation in the Agriculture Sector towards Food Security in Southeast Asia in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 6-7 February 2014… Read more
PATTAYA, Thailand – The ASEAN Technical Working Group on Agriculture and Research Development (ATWGARD) tackles the Promotion of Climate Resilience in Rice and Other Crops in its Special Meeting on 21–22 January 2014 at the Nong Nooch Garden and Resort in Pattaya, Thailand. This project was proposed by Thailand and adopted by ATWGARD. The project aims to advance the ASEAN Integrated Food Security (AIFS) and the ASEAN Multi-Sectoral Framework on Climate Change: Agriculture and Forestry towards Food Security (AFCC)… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Dr. Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma takes over the reins of SEARCA’s Graduate Scholarship Program effective 15 January 2014, replacing Dr. Editha C. Cedicol, who retired after almost 28 years of service at SEARCA, as the department’s Program Head.  As head, Dr. Cuaresma will lead all initiatives and projects under the Center’s Graduate Scholarship Program, including its Institutional Development Assistance (IDA) Program, the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC), Food Security Center project with the University of Hohenheim, Germany,  European Union (EU)-funded Exchange by Promoting Quality Education, Research, and Training… Read more
In anticipation of One ASEAN Economic Community in 2015, three universities represented in SEARCA’s Fifth Executive Forum on Leadership Excellence in Academe Program for Southeast Asia (LEAP SEA) signed two bilateral Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) on 23 January 2014 in Malang, Indonesia… Read more
NUEVA ECIJA, Philippines – SEARCA organized and facilitated the second batch of training course on Business Enterprise Management Plan of Common Service Facilities (CSFs) on 20–21 January 2014 at the Central Luzon State University (CLSU), Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. The activity is part of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)-funded project entitled, Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services… Read more

SEARCA releases new publications

23 January 2014, Thursday
New publications are now downloadable for free… Read more
MALANG, Indonesia – The fifth offering of the “Executive Forum on Leadership Excellence in Academe Program for Southeast Asia (LEAP SEA)” took off on 20 January 2014 in the campus of the University of Brawijaya (UB) in Malang, Indonesia. The forum is co-organized by SEARCA and UB… Read more
PATTAYA, Thailand – SEARCA facilitated the project’s kick-off meeting for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-German Programme on Climate Change (GAP-CC) funded project titled, ASEAN Network on the Promotion of Climate Resilience in Rice and other Crops on 20 January 2014 in Nong Nooch Garden Resort, Pattaya, Thailand. GAP-CC aims to support ASEAN in further advancing the implementation of regionally coordinated strategies and policies for food security and climate protection within its Member States in agriculture and forestry sectors… Read more
An economist and former agriculture minister who played a key role in advancing agricultural and rural development in Indonesia has been conferred the 2013 Dioscoro L. Umali Achievement Award in Agricultural Development popularly known as the Umali Award. Prof. Dr. Sjarifudin Baharsjah received the prestigious award in rites held on 16 January 2014 at the New World Hotel in Makati City, Philippines… Read more
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – The IDRC-funded project titled “Building Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change in Southeast Asia” covering the Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam held its Final Project Workshop on 7-9 January 2014 at the Mekong View Tower, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The three-year project will conclude on 16 January 2014… Read more
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