SEARCA News

Starting Academic Year 2014-2015, a total of 40 Southeast Asians from Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam, has been given the opportunity to acquire higher education in agriculture, forestry and related sciences through SEARCA’s graduate scholarship program… Read more
The Bangladesh-based Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) and SEARCA signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on education, training, and research initiatives… Read more
Four PhD students from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) have been awarded SEARCA scholarships to fund their respective dissertations, starting AY 2014-2015. They are Joseph Angelus F. Palomar from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IV-A and Rowena S. T. Gaddi of the College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UPLB from the Philippines; and Ms. Hari Sulistiyowati, of the University of Jember and Mr. Bimo Budi Santoso of the State University of Papua, from Indonesia… Read more
SEARCA is now inviting qualified graduate and postgraduate students to apply for the pilot offering of its Summer School program to be held on 5-30 October 2014 at SEARCA, College, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines… Read more
Next to rice, corn is the most important crop in the Philippines. About 14 million Filipinos prefer white corn as their main staple, while yellow corn accounts for about 50 percent of livestock mixed feeds. According to the Department of Agriculture, some 600,000 farm households depend on corn as a major source of livelihood. Corn is also processed into high value products, such as cornstarch, corn syrup, corn oil, gluten, and snack foods… Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand – Indeed, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and Ms. Trang Tran Hoai showed just what that means when she bagged the best paper award at the International Conference on “Trends in Multi-disciplinary Business and Economic Research,” on 27-28 March 2014. Ms. Hoai, a SEARCA scholar is studying at the Kasetsart University (KU) for a Master’s degree in agricultural economics. She presented a paper titled “Adoption of Aromatic Rice in Mekong Delta, Vietnam,” which is part of her master’s thesis at KU… Read more
The Climate Change Commission (CCC) and SEARCA-led Technical Assistance (TA) Team conducted an orientation with the nine partner local government units (LGUs) on the Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Critical Watershed project funded by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) through the Asian Development Bank (ADB)… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Twenty middle-managers and senior leaders from higher education institutions, local government units, ministries of agriculture, and private and nongovernmental organizations coming from nine Southeast Asian countries participated in the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture's (SEARCA) Executive Forum titled "Leaders in ASEAN Agriculture and Development: Levelling up Leaders in Public and Private Agriculture" on 16–20 June 2014 at SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna. The participants came from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam… Read more
Mr. David Dutton, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Australia to the Philippines, visited SEARCA on 25 June 2014 to know more about SEARCA’s programs and activities, especially those supported by the Australian Government. He was accompanied by Ms. Cecilia O. Honrado, Philippine Manager of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)… Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand - The ASEAN Technical Working Group on Agriculture and Research Development (ATWGARD) once again took up the Promotion of Climate Resilience in Rice and Other Crops in its 2nd Special Workshop, which was held on 17 June 2014 at Rama Gardens Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand… Read more
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