SEARCA News

MANILA, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has successfully conducted the Workshop on the Development of a Knowledge Management Strategy to Promote Agricultural Advisory Services in the Asia-Pacific Region under the project funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) titled Supporting Smallholder Farmers in Asia and Pacific Islands Region through Strengthened Agricultural Advisory Services (SAAS). Held on 16-17 April 2018 at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Manila, the workshop was attended by 17 participants representing SAAS Project Partners, namely, the Agricultural Extension in South Asia (AESA), Asia-Pacific Islands Rural… Read more
The Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is looking to assist state universities and colleges (SUCs) in building up struggling industries in the agriculture sector. … Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), as commissioned by the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC), has recently awarded several equipment to two carabao-based cooperatives in Batangas and Cebu. These efforts are still part of the Enterprise Development Component of the PCC-funded project titled Building Capacity and Strengthening Partnership for Carabao Development Program (CDP). The component provides relevant interventions identified in the recommendations of the Value Chain Analysis Study conducted by SEARCA for PCC covering carabao-based enterprises across the country. The interventions range from knowledge sharing to provision of support services and resources to the… Read more
Thirty-four participants from overseas partner institutions joined 19 local participants in two back-to-back events hosted by SEARCA and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) for the Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC) project on 19 – 24 March 2018. … Read more
The ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF], funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and managed by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), has awarded grants to eight projects on Social Forestry in seven ASEAN Member States (AMS), namely, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. … Read more
Phnom Penh, Cambodia- His Excellency Veng Sakhon, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Cambodia, hosted the MAFF-SEARCA-NU-RUA Joint Seminar that featured two graduates of the Nagoya University (NU) Satellite Campus in Cambodia. The graduates are MAFF employees and are the first awardees of the NU-SEARCA Joint Scholarship project. The seminar was also attended by officials from MAFF, the Royal University of Agriculture, NU, the Embassy of Japan in Cambodia, and JICA-Cambodia office. SEARCA was represented in the Seminar by Dr. Maria Cristeta Cuaresma, Program Head for Graduate Education and Institutional Development… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is set to formalize ties with the International School of Sustainable Tourism (ISST) to jointly organize two landmark international conferences on farm tourism. Farm tourism or agritourism is the business of attracting visitors and travelers to farm areas for recreational or educational purposes that encourages economic activity and can provide both farm and community income. … Read more
Remaining upbeat in steering an inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural economy, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) brings to the fore the significance of value chain development towards improving market system productivity while highly regarding marginalized farmers' inclusivity… Read more
Dili, Timor-Leste – H. E. Estanislau Aleixo da Silva, Timor-Leste's Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, welcomed 44 participants and observers to the Executive Forum on Food Security: Leaders in ASEAN Agriculture and Development in Timor-Leste, which kicked off here on 28 February 2018. … Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), and the Technical University Berlin (TUB) jointly organized the Microenergy Systems 2018 (MES18) Travelling Conference held on 26 February 2018 at the SEARCA Headquarters here. The conference was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). … Read more
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