SEARCA News

DILI – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) conducted a short course on cropping system models and its implications for climate impact modelling for 27 junior lecturers and researchers of Universidade Nacional Timor Lorasa'e (UNTL) on 14-18 January 2019. … Read more

ASRF awards Grant to Indonesia

10 January 2019, Thursday
The ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF], funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and managed by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), has awarded grant to Indonesia for the project titled Developing Mangrove Forest Environmental Education Program for the Ecotourism of Juru Sebrang Community Forest in Belitung. … Read more
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) recently participated in the 1st Regional Policy Forum (RPF) on 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) organized by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on 13-14 December 2018 at the Garden City Hotel. … Read more
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), in partnership with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), conducted back-to-back national-level activities under 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) on 7 and 11 December 2018 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. … Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand – Initial talks between the Acting President of Kasetsart University (KU) and officials of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) focused on how the two institutions will help poor Southeast Asian farmers by combining KU's Knowledge of the Land Program anchored on the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) and SEARCA's approach to promoting inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD). Dr Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., former SEARCA Director, and now Senior Fellow, presented his concept proposal on this new regional program he developed. … Read more
Prof. Dr. Francisco Miguel Martins (third from right), Rector of Universidade Nasional Timor-Lorosa'e (UNTL), visited SEARCA on 17 December 2018. He was accompanied by Mr. Jacinto Belo (second from right), Director General of Corporate Services, UNTL, and Ms. Miranda Lemos (not in photo), staff at the Timorese Embassy in the Philippines… Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand – The joint thematic initiative of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) on mainstreaming agrobiodiversity resulted in the conduct of the Multi-sectoral Workshop on Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Food and Agriculture in Bangkok, Thailand on 4-6 December 2018. The workshop provided a platform for the environment and agriculture sectors in the ASEAN Community to discuss and develop a common understanding of agrobiodiversity conservation and sustainable use. It likewise served as venue to identify and define areas of collaboration and supportive processes among the relevant ASEAN… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), conducted the training of the first batch of participants on Financial Viability and Profitability Analysis of Agricultural Technologies and Enterprises on 12-17 November 2018 at the SEARCA headquarters. … Read more
BALI, Indonesia – Ms. May Soe Oo and Mr. Sem Savuth, both SEARCA scholars, participated in the 7th International Conference on Integration of Science and Technology for Sustainable Development 2018 (ICIST2018) held on 26-29 November 2018 at The Patra Bali Resort and Villas, here. The conference with the theme, "Water conservation, Biological Diversity, Food Safety and Agriculture," was organized to initiate an international network among academic members, researchers, scientists, and others interested in science and technology. It provided a venue for knowledge exchange and discussion for students and academicians seeking new vision and insight among related topics. … Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – Fourteen graduate students have been awarded certificates of completion during the closing program of the Language Instruction Towards Excellence (LITE) Program held on 3 December 2018 at the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), University of the Philippine Los Baños (UPLB). Since 1996, the UPLB-CAS LITE Program, through the Intensive English Course for International Graduate Students (IEIGS), has been helping UPLB international graduate students attain the required linguistic competency to hurdle academic life in the university. … Read more
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