SEARCA News

NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation-Department of Planning (MOALI-DOP), organized the first national-level policy roundtable 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 or ATMI-ASEAN on 20 April 2018 at the Grand Amara Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. … Read more
Los Baños, Laguna – As part of ongoing mechanisms to sustain and improve on the lessons learned and successes of the School and Home Gardens Project (SHGP), the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), together with the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Department of Education (DepEd) Laguna province, and three of its sister regional centers under the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), organized the "Training of Trainers (TOT) on Scaling Up the School-plus-home Gardens Model in Southeast Asia" on 18-21 April 2018 at the… Read more
SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines ─ A total of 130 participants from the ministries of education across Southeast Asia, regional centers under the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), international development organizations, national government agencies in the Philippines, academe, partners in South Asia, and local government units joined in the International Conference on School Gardens held on 16-17 April 2018. … Read more
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
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