SEARCA News

Mr. Charlie B. Batin, SEARCA scholar pursuing PhD in Forestry at UPLB, presented his paper titled "Seed Germination, Seedling Performance, and Oil Content of Jatropha curcas L. Fruit Based on Color at Two Different Seasons in Northern Philippines," at the 2018 Asian Conference on Civil, Material, and Environmental Sciences (ACCMES) held in Tokyo, Japan on 10-12 July 2018. Mr. Batin also chaired the session on the presentation of papers by researchers and scientists from educational institutions of Taiwan. … Read more
SERDANG, SELANGOR, Malaysia — The 2018 UC-FSCC Summer School was opened here this Monday, 16 July 2018, by Prof. Datin Paduka Dató Dr. Aini Ideris, Vice Chancellor of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Malaysia's representative to the SEARCA Governing Board. Jointly organized by UPM, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Indonesia and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) in Austria, the Summer School is titled Oil Palm-Cattle Integration: A Transition Towards Sustainability in Food Security and Climate Change. The Summer School will run until 28 July 2018, while a Training of Trainers (ToT) is being held alongside… Read more
DA NANG, Vietnam — SEARCA actively participated in the recently concluded "IFAD Mekong Knowledge and Learning Fair 2018" organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) here on 4-6 July. The Center facilitated one of the thematic sessions and shared select SEARCA publications anchored on the theme "Inclusive and Resilient Smallholder Agricultural Transformation in the Mekong Cluster." … Read more
HANOI, Vietnam. The Project Management Office (PMO) of the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund (ASRF) conducted a project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) visit in Hanoi City and Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam on 2-3 July 2018. … Read more
DA NANG, Vietnam. The ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund (ASRF) Program Steering Committee (PSC) convened in Da Nang, Vietnam on 26 June 2018 to discuss the implementation of ASRF under the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) Phase III (2017-2018). … Read more
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
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