SEARCA News

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the members of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (University Consortium) have collaborated on a research project entitled “Food Reserves: A Comparative Study on Food Reserve Management and Policies in Southeast Asia.” This initiative is in line with SEARCA’s umbrella program on Food and Nutrition Security for Southeast Asia 2014-2019, which has also been adopted by the University Consortium since August 2014… Read more
NADI, Fiji – Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), attended the 7th Regional Policy Dialogue (RPD-7) and the 20th Regular Meeting of the Governing Council (GC-20) of the Centre of Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) held here on 17-21 August 2015… Read more
SELANGOR, Malaysia – The ASEAN Social Forestry Network Strategic Response Fund (ASRF) successfully completed its target of conducting four Proposal Development Assistance (PDA) activities after the recent workshop held at the Forest Training Division of the Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia in Kepong on 11-13 August 2015. Similar workshops were held in Lao PDR, Indonesia, and Myanmar earlier this year. The PDA workshops aimed to assist ASEAN Member States (AMS) in developing project proposals that would respond to the needs of the ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) Focal Points in addressing emerging issues related to social forestry in their respective countries… Read more
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia – The Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (University Consortium) champions collaborative research and development on food and nutrition security and climate change adaptation and mitigation for an inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD) in the region… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Projects focused on improving production of organic vegetables won the Research and Development (R&D) awards given by the Philippine Agriculture and Resources Research Foundation, Inc. (PARRFI) here last August 14… Read more
SELANGOR, Malaysia – The Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) opened its doors to more than 40 graduate students, faculty, and officials from the five university consortium members of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) for the “1st University Consortium Graduate Forum on Life Science, Food Science, and Agriculture” (UCGF 2015) on 11-12 August 2015… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Twenty-three representatives of the Department of Agriculture-Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture (DA-AMIA) teams, DA regional field offices (RFOs), and attached agencies and corporations and one representative from SEARCA participated in the training-workshop on “Integrating Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) into Policies, Plans and Programs in Agriculture” held on 4-7 August 2015 at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in Los Baños, Laguna… Read more
MAKATI, Philippines – The Policy Roundtable on Improving the Agricultural Insurance Program to Enhance Resilience to Climate Change in Southeast Asia, a collaboration among SEARCA, Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), and the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC), and with the cooperation of the Food Security Center of the University of Hohenheim, was successfully undertaken at Ascott Makati on 29-30 July 2015… Read more
“This is just the beginning of your journey, and we hope that this training gave you confidence for the challenge ahead.” This was expressed by Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., SEARCA Director as the 10-day English for Academic Purposes was concluded on 31 July 2015… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – After a three-week intensive course, 16 Southeast Asian participants completed the Post Graduate Course on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). The three unit credit earning course is envisioned to move from one member of  the University Consortium (UC) to another, with UPLB implementing the first full blown course… Read more
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