SEARCA News

As part of the ongoing project on Leveling Up Philippine Higher Education Institutions in Agriculture, Fisheries and Natural Resources (LevelUPHEI AFAR) funded by the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED),  the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) launched the 10-week Online Training Course on Research Designs and Methods for Higher Education Institutions (Research4HEIs) in the Philippines on 14 February 2022  via the SEARCA Online Learning and Virtual Engagements (SOLVE) platform. Eighteen mid- to junior faculty members, researchers, and education leaders from 16 State Universities and Colleges – Association of Colleges of Agriculture in the Philippines… Read more
The e-training titled, Trainers’ Training for Integrating the School-plus-Home Gardens cum Biodiversity Enhancement Enterprise (SHGBEE) in the Establishment of Agricultural Technology Parks (ATPs) and Mini-ATPs in Cambodia, conducted its 8th and 9th session on 16 and 23 February 2022, respectively, via the Zoom platform. The learning event is an ongoing training program organized and implemented by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Center of Excellence on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition (CE SAIN), in partnership with the Kansas State University (KSU) and the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB). The… Read more
Twenty-three (23) faculty members from ten (10) institutions of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) participated in the 3rd Faculty Forum with the theme "Agricultural Science for a Better World" held on 19-20 January 2022 and hosted by the Tokyo University of Agriculture (Tokyo-NODAI). The UC Faculty Forum is an annual event that aims to provide an opportunity for faculty members from UC members to develop camaraderie, encourage transdisciplinary studies, and promote greater integration of research through strategic partnerships for collaboration. This activity is also a way to further strengthen the relationship… Read more
As part of the technical assistance (TA) to the Philippines of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded Project Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns (ATMI-ASEAN), the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA), conducted the online Inception Workshop for the Development of the Philippine Processed Pork Roadmap cum Policy Roundtable Discussion on 16 February 2022. In his Welcome Remarks, Dr. Glenn Gregorio, SEARCA Director, mentioned the timeliness and relevance of this initiative given how the… Read more
Aside from achieving food security, sources of income and livelihood may also come in through establishing school-plus-home gardens. This was the highlight of the 7th session of the e-training titled, Trainers’ Training for Integrating the School-plus-Home Gardens cum Biodiversity Enhancement Enterprise (SHGBEE) in Agricultural Technology Parks (ATPs) and Mini-ATPs in Cambodia on 9 February 2022, via the Zoom platform. This learning event is a collaborative undertaking between the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Center of Excellence on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition (CE SAIN), in partnership with the Kansas State University… Read more
The Valentine’s Season usually celebrates romantic love, friendship and admiration. But for the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), it is a month to showcase staff’s growing appreciation for edible landscaping and greening initiatives. Love is in the air The SEARCA Greening Project is an initiative that promotes “local food for the local good” among its internal and external stakeholders. “It is a brainchild of the Office of the Director that aims to inspire the staff, scholars and the community to grow our own food while consciously choosing healthful produce over processed food,” said… Read more
Recognizing the need to upskill faculty members and researchers of Philippine higher education institutions (HEIs) in developing well-planned research designs and methods to generate evidence effectively and efficiently, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the Philippine Commission on Higher Education Institution (CHED), is conducting an Online Training Course on Research Designs and Methods for HEIs (Research4HEIs) in the Philippines.  The learning event will start on 14 February and will run until 11 March 2022, via the SEARCA Online Learning and Virtual Engagement (SOLVE) platform. With 26 participants from 23 HEIs… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the Office of the Undersecretary for Livestock of the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA), will conduct an online inception workshop cum policy roundtable discussion on 16 February 2022, to kick off the national technical assistance (TA) component in the Philippines of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded Project Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns (ATMI-ASEAN). The TA is intended for the development of a national roadmap of the processed pork industry in the… Read more
Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines—The online Strategic Communication Planning Workshop: Enhancing Communication Skills for Higher Education Institutions in the Philippines (StratCom4HEIs) of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) commenced last 1 February 2022 via the SEARCA Online Learning and Virtual Engagements (SOLVE) platform. Dr. Edmund G. Centeno, Associate Professor at the Department of Educational Communication, College of Development Communication (CDC), University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), and concurrently Director of the UPLB Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, serves as the training-workshop’s Technical Coordinator and Lead Faculty. He is joined by… Read more
With the goal of boosting the capacity of teachers and local government offices of the target schools for the Agricultural Technology Parks (ATPs) and mini-ATPs in Cambodia, the e-training titled, Trainers’ Training for Integrating the School-plus-Home Gardens cum Biodiversity Enhancement Enterprise (SHGBEE) in ATPs and Mini-ATPs in Cambodia conducted its 6th session on 26 January, via the Zoom platform. This is an ongoing online training program jointly organized and implemented by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Center of Excellence on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition (CE SAIN), in partnership with… Read more
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