SEARCA News

LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, PHILIPPINES. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), together with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), paid recognition to the outstanding partner schools of the joint project titled Participatory Action Research on School- and Community-based Food and Nutrition Program for Literacy, Poverty Reduction, and Sustainable Development on 24 April 2017 at SEARCA. … Read more
His Excellency Dr. Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, Minister of Education of Thailand and President of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Council, led the groundbreaking of the Southeast Asian AgriMuseum and Learning Center on Agricultural and Rural Development on 19 April 2017. … Read more
NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR. Agriculture, livestock, and fisheries hold huge potential for strengthening food security in Myanmar and providing jobs and income for its rural population. The five largest crops grown, which accounted for 81% of total crop production in 2014, are rice, sugar cane, dry beans, fresh vegetables, and maize. Statistics also show that in poultry and livestock, broiler chicken and chicken eggs accounted for 90% of all primary livestock, and almost all are locally used. Fish is an important source of livelihood and food as well, particularly for those in far-flung areas. The country exported about USD 536… Read more
NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR. The implementation of the project Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns (ATMI-ASEAN) in Myanmar kicked off with a national inception workshop in Nay Pyi Taw on 30-31 March 2017. The project is funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and implemented by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). In close coordination with SEARCA, the inception workshop was efficiently organized by the Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD), with… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in collaboration with the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (University Consortium) and the Food Security Center (FSC) of Hohenheim University in Germany, hosted and conducted the Regional Workshop on Food Reserve Management and Policies in Southeast Asia at the SEARCA headquarters on 6-7 April 2017. … Read more
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), together with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Cambodia through its General Directorate of Agriculture (GDA), conducted the national inception workshop in Phnom Penh on 27-28 March 2017. This activity is under the project Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns (ATMI-ASEAN), which is being implemented by SEARCA and funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). … Read more
TAPPING into shared experiences and transforming these into usable knowledge has become a potent avenue for growth and sustainability. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), with almost 50 years of experience in development work, only knows too well that an effective program hinges on an organization's capacity to continuously learn and adapt to changing needs. … Read more
Eleven carabao-based enterprise cooperatives signed the memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in Rosario, La Union on 16 February; in Talavera, Nueva Ecija on 23 February; in San Miguel, Bulacan on 24 February; and in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan on 3 March 2017. … Read more
MANILA, Philippines. The Philippines, through the Climate Change Commission (CCC), was invited by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) to join the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network's Project Steering Committee. … Read more
Senator Cynthia A. Villar (right), Chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, discusses with Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit Jr., Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), how SEARCA has contributed to the bill on crop insurance that she filed in the Senate. … Read more
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