SEARCA News

ILOILO CITY, Philippines - The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the board members of Calinog-Lambunao-Bingawan Caradairy Raisers Entrepreneur's (CLB-CARES) and Iloilo Science and Technology University and Community Multi-Purpose Cooperative (ISAT-U) at the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology Multi-Purpose Cooperative Building in La Paz, Iloilo City on 8 November 2018. … Read more
LOS BAñOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – The Los Baños Science Community Foundation, Inc. (LBSCFI) awarded the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), and the Department of Education Division of Laguna (DepEd Laguna) the Philippine Agriculture and Resources Research Foundation, Inc. (PARRFI) R&D Award: Development Category 2018, for their paper titled The SEARCA-led School-Plus-Home Gardens Project (S+HGP) in the Philippines: A Participatory and Inclusive Model for Sustainable Development, with Dr. Blesilda M. Calub as lead author, on 9 November 2018 at Baker Hall, UPLB. … Read more
TAGAYTAY, Philippines – The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Interdisciplinary Studies Center on Food & Nutrition Security, as lead convenor, and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), FAO Philippines, and the Cavite State University, as partners, organized the International Conference on Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture and Food Systems. With the theme Strategic Approaches to Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture and Food Systems in Southeast Asia, the Conference was held at the Development Academy of the Philippines, Tagaytay City on 7-10 November 2018. It aimed to increase awareness of various sectors on the nature and scope of… Read more
TAGAYTAY CITY, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and Taiwan-based World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) formalized ties in a memorandum of understanding for institutional cooperation signed on 7 November 2018 at the Development Academy of the Philippines here on the sidelines of the International Conference on Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture and Food Systems, which is co-sponsored by SEARCA. … Read more
Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFP) provide support in terms of food, medicine, livelihood and overall well-being to around 23 million people who live in national forest reserve areas in Thailand. There are more than 10,000 registered community forests in Thailand covering a total area of 904,540 hectares, and the Royal Forest Department allows local people to collect NTFP from their registered community forests. Recognizing the potential of NTFP, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), which manages the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF], supports the Royal Forest Department in… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) co-sponsored the Annual Rice Policy Forum 2018 convened by the Asia Rice Foundation on 30 October 2018 at the Elvira Tan Hall of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) here. … Read more
STUTTGART, Germany – Are cooperatives essential to food security? This was the question addressed in the 2018 World Food Day Colloquium organized by the Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim, Germany on 16 October 2018. Dr. Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma, SEARCA Program Head for Graduate Education and Institutional Development, participated in the Colloquium and the FSC planning meeting held on the previous day. … Read more
Mr. Jean-Jacques Forte, Cultural Counsellor, Ms. Sarah Mahe, Attaché for Science and Research Cooperation, and Ms. Marina Battesti, Attaché for Higher Education and Linguistic, all of the French Embassy in Manila, visited SEARCA on 29 October 2018. … Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines — Emphasizing the need for a holistic and interdisciplinary approach towards balancing productivity and sustainable development in the growing livestock industry in Southeast Asia, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), together with the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), and the French Agricultural Research Center for International Development (CIRAD), gathered representatives from various sectors and disciplines in a workshop on applying the OneHealth/EcoHealth framework to meet the challenges of the livestock sector. … Read more
Dr. Marcellus M. Caldas, an environmental geographer who studies the interaction of social, economic, and environmental processes, visited SEARCA on 23 October 2018. A Professor and Assistant Provost of International Faculty Collaboration and Educational Programs, Office of International Programs at Kansas State University (K-State), Dr. Caldas expressed interest in coming to SEARCA to know more about the Center’s programs and activities. … Read more
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