SEARCA News

SEARCA has just released two monographs from the Philippine component of the International Development Research Center (IDRC)-funded project entitled Building Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change in Southeast Asia, which SEARCA implemented in cooperation with the Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA)… Read more

SEARCA and GIZ collaborate for ARD2014

10 September 2014, Wednesday
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines– Headed by Mr. Max-Johannes Baumann, Program Director of Environment and Rural Development (EnRD), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) team met with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Director and Staff to discuss GIZ’s participation in the Second International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia (ARD2014). SEARCA and GIZ also explored other possible areas of collaboration beyond ARD2014… Read more
A study that was conducted to help prevent the extinction of almaciga trees has trained 144 indigenous peoples (IPs) in Palawan and Sierra Madre to improve their resin harvesting methods. As a result of the study, the population of almaciga tree in the said localities is expected to increase… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The ASRF Program Steering Committee (ASRF PSC) convened on 14 September 2014 at SEARCA to evaluate the shortlisted proposals under the ASRF First Call for Proposals and discussed other important matters about the program… Read more
To upgrade the technical capacity of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) on the areas of livestock research and application of biotechnology, PCC partners with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) to offer scholarships for qualified PCC officers and staff to undertake graduate education in biotechnology, bio-informatics, genomics, breeding and other related courses… Read more
PANGASINAN, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) spearheaded Wednesday the holding of a public dialogue on the development of Bt eggplant and its benefits at the Pangasinan State University campus in Sta. Maria, this province… Read more
BULACAN, Philippines – The 11 Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Organizations (ARBOs) in Bulacan have adopted the technical assistance outputs of the Market-Oriented Agri-Technology and Agri-Extension Services under the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) facilitated by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)… Read more
The Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) of the Philippines paid tribute to the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) as an “International R&D Partner” on 8 August 2014 at the opening of the three-day 10th Agriculture and Fisheries Technology Forum and Product Exhibition and 27th BAR Anniversary at the SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City, Philippines… Read more
SINGAPORE, Singapore – As SEARCA embarks on its 10th Five-Year-Plan, it intensifies its effort to address the issue of food and nutrition security in Southeast Asia. It is in this context that SEARCA supported as knowledge partner the second International Conference on Asian Food Security (ICAFS), which the Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University, organized on 21-22 August 2014 in Singapore. Led by Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., the SEARCA delegation included heads of SEARCA’s core programs on Graduate Education and Institutional Development, Research and Development, and Knowledge… Read more
NUEVA ECIJA, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), commissioned by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) of the Philippines to implement the project Market-Oriented Agri-Technology and Agri-Extension Services under the Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS), has been providing technical assistance to seven Agrarian Reform Beneficiary Organizations (ARBOs) in Nueva Ecija to improve their productivity and jumpstart their entrepreneurial activities. This was done by providing strategic subsidies in the form of agri-technology and agri-extension services, particularly on the proper use of common service facilities (CSFs) or farm equipment… Read more
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