SEARCA News

NAUJAN, ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – More than 30 farmers and institutional stakeholders of the 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
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Three institutions have been diligently working to improve the Research, Development, and Extension Agenda and Programs of the country… Read more
The project team of Linking Farmers to the Market: Towards Transforming Subsistence Farms to Commercial Farms conducted a reconnaissance survey and participatory rapid area appraisal (PRA) in potential municipal project sites in Isabela, Cagayan, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Quezon, Iloilo, Lanao del Norte, Zamboanga del Norte, Bukidnon and North Cotabato within the period of December 2015 to March 2016. The project is funded by the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) and implemented by SEARCA… Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand – Dr. Waraporn Prompoj, Deputy-Director General (DDG) of the Thailand Department of Agriculture (DoA), warmly welcomed the second batch of the Philippines Department of Agriculture Adaptation and Mitigation Initiatives in Agriculture (DA AMIA) Overseas Study Mission composed of ten officials and staff members of DA plus one each from the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) and Rice Watch and Action Network (RWAN). The Study Mission Team visited Thailand on 14-18 March 2016 to learn how this country is mainstreaming climate change adaptation into its policies, plans and programs specifically in agriculture… Read more
PARIS, France – The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is set to once again tap the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) for the second phase of the Review and Assessment of the Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS) in ASEAN. This was disclosed in a meeting between OECD officials and Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., SEARCA Director, at the OECD headquarters in Paris last 1 March 2016… Read more
PARIS, France – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Agricultural, Veterinary and Forestry Institute of France (IAVFF-Agreenium) have agreed to cooperate in strengthening the research capacities of strategic agricultural universities in Southeast Asia… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), through the support of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Secretariat, hosted and implemented a Workshop on the Establishment of the SEAMEO Centers Policy Research Network (CPRN) held at the SEARCA Headquarters on 8-10 March 2016… Read more
Officials and staff from Nagoya University and Kyoto University, two of the leading universities in Japan, visited SEARCA on 9 March 2016 to strengthen existing ties and explore possible areas for further cooperation with the Center… Read more
SINGAPORE – Mr. Arsenio D. Bulfa, Jr. served as one of the panelists during the Syngenta-led panel discussion “Outside In: Experts share their views on what it takes to be an industry leader.” The event, held on 24 February 2016 at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort, was part of Syngenta’s efforts to gain insight from peers in the industry as well as to deepen the understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the sustainable business and agriculture space… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) gathered respected experts in Asia on 3 March 2016 for a final round of discussions on a book they are collaborating on titled Farms, Food and Future: Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia… Read more
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