SEARCA News

HANOI, VIETNAM. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), together with the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD) of the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), conducted a national inception workshop for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns. Aptly called ATMI-ASEAN, the project's inception workshop was held on 27-28 April 2017 at the Center for Women and Development in this city. … Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – A consortium of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Climate Change Commission (CCC), Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will hold the "Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Mindanao: Road Map to Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Development" conference on 9-10 May 2017 at the Grand Regal Hotel in Davao City, southern Philippines. … Read more
SIEM REAP, Cambodia – "Effective communication results in having effective partners and collaborators," emphasized H.E. Touch Visalsok, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MOEYS) of Cambodia, during the opening program of the "Workshop on Developing Communication Skills for Higher Education Institutions in Cambodia," which took place from 2 to 6 May 2017 at the Angkor Paradise Hotel here. … Read more
BOGOR, INDONESIA. The ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF] of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) took part in the Technical Meeting for the AFCC Conceptual Framework on 27 to 28 April 2017 in Bogor, Indonesia. The ASRF is a project under the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) III. … Read more
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
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