SEARCA News

Da Nang, Vietnam. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), as one of the partners of the ASEAN Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC), supported the Agroforestry Conference in Da Nang, Vietnam on 26 June 2018 with the theme Harnessing the Potential of Agroforestry for a Prosperous and Resilient ASEAN. The conference was co-organized by the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST), ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Secretariat, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), and ASFCC Partners. … Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines. As the Piloting and Upscaling Effective Models of Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) Program nears its completion, SEARCA organized a mini-workshop among program implementers and farmer-beneficiaries here, on 21-22 June 2018 at the SEARCA Residence Hotel, to determine and document the early gains of the program in the two pilot sites in the Philippines. … Read more
Bacolod City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Philippines – The Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology (MinSCAT) and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Victoria, Oriental Mindoro together with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) organized a two-day educational tour called VKFF Interactive Observation and Learning at Agri-Industrial Institutions in Negros Occidental on 12-13 June 2018. This initiative is in line with the Piloting and Upscaling Effective Models of Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) Program of SEARCA. Selected members of the Victoria Kalamansi Farmers Federation (VKFF), the agricultural technician of LGU Victoria… Read more
Da Nang, Vietnam. SEARCA, which manages the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF], awarded grants to the AWG-SF Focal Points of Lao PDR and Myanmar to serve as resource persons in the 7th Meeting of the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN in Da Nang, Vietnam on 24-25 June 2018. This years' forum, with the theme Sustaining Collaborative and Innovative People-centered Actions and Contributions in NDCs and the Sustainable Development Goals, is co-organized by the Non-Timber Forest Product – Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP) Asia and the People and Nature Reconciliation (Pan Nature)… Read more
Thirty-five (35) SEARCA scholars coming from eight (8) SEAMEO member countries completed their degrees during this Fiscal Year 2017-2018. These scholars were recognized in a Testimonial Program held on Thursday, 21 June 2018 at the SEARCA Headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna Philippines. Twenty (20) graduating scholars attended the Testimonial, which was also witnessed by family and friends of the graduates as well as all SEARCA staff. … Read more
For the first time, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Studies and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) organized an English Enhancement Course in two of its Institutional Development Assistance partner-beneficiaries, the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) in Cambodia and Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry (TUAF) in Vietnam on 4 – 8 June 2018 and 11 – 15 June 2018, respectively. … Read more
VICTORIA, ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – Representing the Local Government of Victoria, Mayor Joselito Malabanan signed the Addendum to the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the ISARD Calamansi Project under the Piloting and Upscaling Effective Models of Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) Program of SEARCA on 29 May 2018 at the Office of the Mayor. … Read more
HANOI, Vietnam – As a strategic partner of the Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) organized several meetings here on 30 May 2018, as part of the ongoing External Evaluation of the German government's program on Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation – EXCEED. … Read more
MONTPELLIER, France – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Agropolis Fondation based here and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) to strengthen and promote scientific cooperation in research, higher education, and capacity building in the field of agriculture, food, and sustainable development between France and Southeast Asian countries. … Read more
Makati, Philippines. 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], hosted the Donors Forum on Mobilizing Resources for Social Forestry in ASEAN held at The Manila Peninsula Hotel, Makati City, Philippines on 24 May 2018. … Read more
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