SEARCA News

The project entitled Linking Farmers to the Market: Towards Transforming Subsistence Farms to Commercial Farms, which is funded by the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) and implemented by SEARCA in collaboration with the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics (DAAE), UPLB, has started in October 2015… Read more
SEOUL, South Korea – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) presented the preliminary results of the review of the agricultural innovation system (AIS) of ASEAN Member States (AMS) during the OECD-ASEAN Regional Conference on Agricultural Policies to Promote Food Security and Agro-Forestry Productivity held on 12-13 October 2015 at the Ramada Hotel, Seoul. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) commissioned SEARCA to undertake the study using the OECD analytical framework on AIS, which covers governance of AIS, investing in innovation, facilitating knowledge flows, and strengthening cross-country supply of agricultural innovation at the… Read more
Dr. Shahbaz Khan, Director of the Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), visited SEARCA on 7 October 2015 to discuss possible areas of collaboration between SEARCA and his bureau… Read more
DILI, Timor Leste – Less than a year after SEARCA Alumni Association of Timor was formed, the group is now hosting the 2nd Regional SEARCA Fellows Association Conference on Food Security, Poverty Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation on 8-9 October 2015 at Hotel Timor, Dili… Read more
Several demonstration projects now being implemented by local government units (LGUs) in the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape (UMRBPL) and the Ecotown Climate Resilience and Green Growth Road Map in the UMRBPL are two of the critical outputs of a technical assistance granted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in response to the need to demonstrate the concept of ecotowns in sync with the National Climate Change Action Plan (2011-2028)… Read more
The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) has invited SEARCA together with other SEAMEO Centers to present proposals and updates on projects under the SEAMEO College, a regional platform that addresses specific challenges confronting high-level education leaders and practitioners in the region… Read more
HO CHI MINH, Vietnam – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) joined the Roundtable on Inclusive Agribusiness in Southeast Asia that took place in Pullman Hotel, Ho Chi Minh on 23-25 September 2015. The Roundtable is an initiative of Grow Asia, Food Systems Innovation, Seas of Change, Global Platform for Rural Development, and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). It aimed to provide a venue for sharing and exploring approaches and solutions to challenges of inclusive agribusiness in Southeast Asia. The Roundtable… Read more
As many higher education institutions (HEI) intensify their efforts towards internationalization, competition to get the best and the brightest become stronger. However, apart from providing quality global education, HEIs need to make sure that the graduates become employable after completion of their study program… Read more
In sync with initiatives for ASEAN integration starting in 2015, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) has spearheaded a series of meetings toward internationalization and harmonization of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Southeast Asia. The first of these meetings took place on 24-26 August 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand among High Officials, which announced a drive to expand collaboration on internationalization and harmonization of TVET in the region by identifying practical mechanisms and comprehensive action plans among priority industry sectors, namely: 1) hospitality and tourism; 2) electronics, mechatronics, manufacturing, and applied chemistry; 3) agriculture and… Read more
MAKATI CITY, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) presented two umbrella programs for attaining inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia during APEC’s Symposium/Workshop on Planning a Collaborative Research, Development and Extension (RDE) Program on Climate Change on 16-17 September 2015 at the Manila Peninsula, Makati City. The symposium is hosted by the DA System Wide Climate Change Office (DAWSCCO) and DA-BAR with the support from DA’s Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture (AMIA Project 1) being implemented by  SEARCA and UPLBFI… Read more
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