BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – SEARCA alumna, Dr. Su Latt Phyu of Myanmar, presented her research study at the TropAg 2017 Conference held on 20-22 November 2017. Her research on "Developing Bayesian Networks to Advance Understanding the Relationship between SNP Markers and Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Yield and Yield Related Traits at Different Environments" is part of her doctoral dissertation, which was completed in 2017… Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand — Representatives of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) and Dr. Didier Pillot of Montpellier SupAgro conducted a workshop for the MS Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC) project on 12-13 December 2017 hosted by Kasetsart University… Read more
MANILA, Philippines–SEARCA handed over to the Climate Change Commission (CCC) the Final Report of the project Climate Resilience and Green Growth (CRGG) in Critical Watersheds during the Climate Change Consciousness Week held on 22 November 2017 at Sofitel Hotel. … Read more
LAOAG CITY, Philippines–Dr. Lope B. Santos III and Dr. Paulo N. Pasicolan, SEARCA Unit Head for Project Development and Technical Services (PDTS) and consultant, respectively, presented the topic Institutional Capacity Building for Urban Resiliency to Climate Change: the Case of Lower Marikina River Basin at the ASEAN Forum on Urban Resilience on Climate Change and Disaster Risks Reduction Strategies held on 5-7 December 2017 here… Read more
In a seemingly sleepy town of Majayjay in Laguna, Philippines, a busy farm at the foot of the mystical Mt. Banahaw never runs out of activities for sustainable livestock and crop production. Popularly known as the Costales Nature Farms, the farm also lets its visitors experience firsthand the activities in farming such as harvesting, feeding farm animals, transplanting, seed sowing, fishing, and urban gardening, prompting the Department of Tourism (DOT) to give the farm the recognition of being the first farm tourism destination in the Philippines. … Read more
An ASEAN Technical Meeting and Multi-Stakeholder Policy Dialogue on Higher Agricultural Education, Research and Extension (ASEAN HAERE) for Food Security and Sustainability was jointly organized and sponsored by SEARCA, the Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim of Germany, and the Chulalongkorn University School of Agricultural Resources (CUSAR) of Thailand. Held on 6–7 December 2017 at the ASEAN Secretariat Building in Jakarta, Indonesia and attended by 30 participants, the meeting cum workshop intended to support the ASEAN Work Plan on Education and align HAERE into the priority areas of ASEAN… Read more
The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) High Officials approved for endorsement to the SEAMEO Council the upscaling of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) pilot-tested School and Home Gardens throughout Southeast Asia. … Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, PHILIPPINES. Vietnamese researcher Dr. Thong Anh Tran presented his empirical insights into "Practices of adaptive co-management at the interface of flood management and adaptation" at the recently concluded 22nd International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology (SHE) through a SEARCA travel grant. The conference themed "Envisioning Pathways to Just and Sustainable Futures: Celebrating Diversity, Pursuing Integration and Developing Livable Communities" was held at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Philippines, from 28 November to 01 December 2017. … Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA – Farm tourism opens up a whole new perspective for inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD) and provides hope for revitalizing the sector as a sunrise if not yet a sunshine industry in Southeast Asia… Read more
SEARCA travel grant awardee Dr. Mona Liza F. Delos Reyes' paper Modernization of National Irrigation Systems in the Philippines: Linking Design, Operation and Water Supply was selected as one of the best papers presented at the 23rd International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage (ICID) Congress held on 8-14 October 2017 in Mexico. The paper will be featured in the forthcoming special issue of the Irrigation and Drainage Journal, ICID's flagship publication indexed in the prestigious Web of Science… Read more
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