SEARCA News

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga, Philippines – The ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) Partners which include the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Non-Timber Forest Products-Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP), Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC), World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) and SEARCA joined forces to support the Asia Pacific Forestry Week (APFW) 2016 on 22-26 February 2016… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – On his second visit to Los Baños, Laguna, His Excellency Juvencio De Jesus Martins, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste met with Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) to personally express his appreciation to the Center for its significant contributions to the human resource development in Timor-Leste… Read more
KAMPOT, Cambodia – A total of 44 academic leaders representing 10 higher education institutions in agriculture in Cambodia showed up at Kampot Diamond Hotel in Kampot, Cambodia on 29 February 2016 to participate in the first in-country offering of Leadership Excellence in Academe Program (LEAP), a staple course of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)… Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) joined the 12th Session of the Governing Council of the Centre for Alleviation of Poverty through Sustainable Agriculture (CAPSA) held at the United Nations Convention Center here on 19 February 2016… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The use of acupuncture in increasing the productive and reproductive performance of water buffaloes, shows a lot of promise, especially with the demand for a low-cost yet natural and sustainable system of production and medicine… Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand – Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), underscored the need to mainstream the importance of biodiversity conservation to build up and sustain public financing for it… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), commissioned by the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC), conducted Knowledge Management (KM) Workshop on Cross-regional Learning and Thematic Communities of Practice under the project, Building Capacity and Strengthening Partnership for Carabao Development Program. The workshops took place on 15 to 17 February 2016 at Park Inn Hotel, Clark, Pampanga. A total of 44 participants, composed of Regional Center Directors, Carabao-based Enterprise Development (CBED) Coordinators, Research for Development (R4D) Coordinators and officials and staff from PCC Main Headquarters are participating in the training… Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand – Representatives of the nine SEARCA alumni association country chapters converged at Kasetsart University to push for more collaborative projects for the Regional SEARCA Fellows Association (RSFA). KU’s Faculty of Forestry played host to the said event held on 1-2 February 2016, which was conducted by RSFA in collaboration with the Thai SEARCA Fellows Association (TSFA). Dr. Cecil N. Gascon and Dr. Monton Jamroenpruksa, Presidents of RSFA and TSFA, respectively, led the 2-day meeting… Read more
VICTORIA, ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology (MinSCAT), and the local government of Victoria, Oriental Mindoro sealed their commitment to help revitalize Victoria’s calamansi industry by signing memorandum of agreement (MOA) on 2 February 2016. In line with SEARCA’S Piloting and Up-scaling Effective Models of Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) program, the project titled, “Revitalizing Calamansi Industry in Victoria, Oriental Mindoro through Strengthening Linkages among Farmers, LGU, NGAs, SUCs, CSOs, and the Private Sector” will bejointly implemented by… Read more
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Mr. Bouavonh Biachampah and Ms. Chheun Sreyneang, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)-SEARCA alumni from Chiang Mai University (CMU) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), respectively, have been conferred the “Excellent Paper Award” during the Seventh International Conference on Environmental and Rural Development (ICERD) held on 16-17 January 2016 at the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The two were among the eight awardees, and bested more than 84 papers which competed during the conference themed “Environmentally-friendly Agricultural and Rural Development.&rdquo… Read more
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