VICTORIA, ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – In line with the Piloting and Up-scaling Effective Models of Inclusive and Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (ISARD) Project, SEARCA conducted a training-workshop on climate change adaptation and mitigation titled, What to Expect in and How to Cope with the El Niňo Phenomenon in said municipality on 9 December 2015. The event was spearheaded by the Research and Development Department. The training workshop targeted the upland and lowland farmers of Victoria, and leaders of different farmer organizations, associations and cooperatives, who are potential beneficiaries of the Piloting project, were present… Read more
HANOI, Vietnam – Fourteen officials and staff members of the Philippines Department of Agriculture (DA) plus one local government official drew insights from climate change initiatives in northern Vietnam in a study mission they undertook there on 30 November to 4 December 2015… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has been commissioned by the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) to implement the project titled “Building Capacity and Strengthening Partnership for Carabao Development Program.” One of the activities under the project is a knowledge management (KM) audit, which aims to discover priority knowledge and capability gaps in the PCC policy making, unit functions, and operations… Read more
Discussions between officials of the Taiwan Council of Agriculture (COA) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) bared prospects for collaboration in graduate scholarship, particularly internship of SEARCA scholars in Taiwan; research on agriculture and climate change, among other areas of interest; and knowledge management, including training activities and exchange of publications… Read more
MUÑOZ, Philippines – The value chain analysis (VCA) project on carabao and carabao-based products, which is being implemented by SEARCA with funding from the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC), generated a lot of positive feedback and appreciation from PCC and the participants of the First National Carabao Conference held on 3-4 December 2015. The Conference, which was convened by PCC, was attended by more than 300 key players of the carabao industry including policy makers, farmers’ associations and cooperatives, researchers and scientists, the private sector, and other actors along the value chains of carabao and carabao-based products… Read more
A significant part of the Philippine population engaged in agriculture is still categorized as poor despite the slowly thriving Philippine economy. This is caused by the subsistence mode of production employed by a majority of the farmers who are engaged in the production of traditional and low value crops such as rice, corn, and coconut. Said crops are planted in 79% of the arable land in the country… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) organized a Mid-term Workshop for the ongoing ARD Book Writing Project on 1 December 2015 at the Sam-Arng Srinilta Room, SEARCA Headquarters… Read more
STUTTGART, Germany – The University of Hohenheim holds the World Food Day (WFD) Colloquium annually, attended by organizations and personalities from various parts of the world. SEARCA has been a participant since 2010, finding the themes of the annual colloquium of great interest and relevance to its priority thrusts… Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand – Vice ministers, permanent secretaries and high-level education officials from Southeast Asian countries convened here on 30 November-1 December 2015 for the 38th High Officials Meeting (HOM) of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO)… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Two SEARCA scholars have proven their mettle by finishing at the top of the intensive English language course. Mr. Sokom Kong, lecturer from Cambodia’s Royal University of Agriculture, taking up MS Veterinary Medicine, was awarded the Best in Reading, Best in Grammar and Academic Writing. By finishing top of the class, Sokom received the Overall Best Academic Performance award. Along with the certificates of completion, these awards were conferred to SEARCA scholars during the closing program on 23 November 2015… Read more
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