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
SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. SEARCA organized the session Pathways to the Promotion of Human Ecology in Southeast Asia as part of the 22nd International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology (SHE) held here on 28 November to 1 December 2017. The College of Human Ecology of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) hosted the international conference… Read more
Makati City – Nine Southeast Asian nationals received the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship grants through SEARCA to pursue their graduate studies at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) for academic year 2017/2018. The ceremonial handing over of grants was held on 20 November 2017 at the German Club, Makati City. His Excellency Ambassador Gordon Kricke welcomed the DAAD scholars and was very pleased to hear the academic status of each student. … Read more
The SEARCA established Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) held its 30th Executive Board meeting on 16 – 18 November 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. Twenty-four delegates participated in the meeting hosted by Tokyo University of Agriculture (Tokyo NODAI) in its Setagaya campus… Read more
BALI, Indonesia – SEARCA along with the other implementing partners of the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) Program Phase III participated in the Planning Meeting for 2018 in Bali, Indonesia on 12-14 November 2017. Switzerland was conferred the status of ASEAN Sectoral Dialogue Partner during the 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting on 24 July 2016, and as such, will report updates about the ASFCC twice a year to the ASEAN Secretariat… Read more
AN GIANG, Vietnam- Researchers under the SEARCA Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT) Program and from the Agro-ecology Learning Alliance in Southeast Asia (ALiSEA) gathered in An Giang University in Vietnam on 6-7 November 2017 for a forum on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in the Mekong Sub-Region towards Food Security… Read more
PEKING UNIVERSITY, Beijing. The coordinating institution and implementing partners of the project titled "Rural Regional Transformation: Pathways, Policy Sequencing, and Development Outcomes in China, the Philippines, and Vietnam" gathered together at Peking University on 3-6 November 2017 for the project kick-off meeting and project methodology training workshop… Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand. To introduce and capacitate key project partners with the use of rapid value chain assessment, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in cooperation with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), conducted the Training Workshop on Rapid Value Chain Assessment back-to-back with the Focal Points and Researchers Meeting on 31 October to 3 November 2017 at Centara Watergate Pavillion Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand… Read more
NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR – Dr. Tin Htut, Permanent Secretary of Myanmar's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI), lauded the efforts of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in helping build the capacities of faculty members and researchers of various higher education institutions (HEIs) in Myanmar as well as MoALI staff. … Read more
SEARCA co-sponsored the 2nd Internationalization of Graduate Education for Agricultural and Rural Development (IGEARD) International Conference organized by the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Graduate School on 19-20 October 2017 at Acacia Hotel, Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines… Read more
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