SEARCA News

Los Baños, Laguna—The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) headquartered here continues to expand the reach of its key knowledge resources in Asian agriculture and development through globally recognized academic databases online… Read more
PASIG CITY, Philippines. Representatives of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), and the Department of Education – Division of Laguna (DepEd-Laguna) provided updates on the recently concluded Participatory Action Research on School- and Community-based Food and Nutrition Program for Literacy, Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development (SHGP) to the DepEd Central Office executives and senior staff on 2 February 2018. … Read more
TAIPEI, TAIWAN – The SEARCA delegation, led by Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., SEARCA Director, (front, third from right) participated in a Workshop on Developing the Framework of Institutional Cooperation between SEARCA and the National Taiwan University (NTU) – College of Bioresources and Agriculture (CBA). The Workshop was held on 8 February 2018 following the renewal of the two institutions' 10-year Memorandum of Understanding for Institutional Cooperation. … Read more
MANOLO FORTICH, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) attended the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)'s 10th Annual Country Programme Review (ACPoR) for the Philippines on 30 January to 1 February 2018 at the Dahilayan Forest Park Resort, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. During the event, SEARCA presented its three IFAD-funded grant projects, which include the (1) Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns (ATMI-ASEAN) project, jointly delivered by Dr. Bessie M. Burgos, SEARCA's Program Head for Research and Development, and Mr. Jimmy B… Read more
HANOI, VIETNAM. The Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD), the focal agency of 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 in Vietnam, led the conduct of the first National Project Steering Committee (NPSC) Meeting at the IPSARD Office in Hanoi last 26 January 2018. … Read more
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Cambodia's focal agency for 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, spearheaded the conduct of the first National Project Steering Committee (NPSC) Meeting at the Tonle Bassac II Restaurant, Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 29 January 2018. … Read more
Mr. Glenn Y. Ilar, SEARCA PhD Research Scholar, presented the results of his dissertation at the SEARCA Special Graduate Seminar on 24 January 2018. Titled as Developing a Community-Based Development Framework for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Ilar discussed the governance of a rice-based community intervention (RBCI) in the Philippines as part of the government's initiatives for agriculture and rural development (ARD) and how this adheres to the community-based development (CBD) concept. … Read more
The first supervision mission of the project funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), titled Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns (ATMI-ASEAN) was carried out by Dr. Fabrizio Bresciani, Regional Economist at the Asia and the Pacific Division of IFAD, through separate meetings with the project implementers led by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) as implementing partner. … Read more
MANDALUYONG CITY, Philippines–The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) presented "The Role of School Gardening in the Context of Nutrition, Education, Nutrition Improvement, Agriculture, and Economics" during the Council of Deans and Heads in Nutrition and Dietetics, Inc. (CODHEND) Seminar-Workshop 2018, held on 25-27 January 2018 at the BSA Twin Towers, Ortigas Center. … Read more
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), and Dr. Tom Anyonge, Lead Technical Specialist of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Rome, welcomed the participants of the Workshop on the Governance Structure and Processes for the Asia Pacific Islands Rural Advisory Services (APIRAS) Network held here on 22 January 2018. … Read more
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