LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Dr. Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma takes over the reins of SEARCA’s Graduate Scholarship Program effective 15 January 2014, replacing Dr. Editha C. Cedicol, who retired after almost 28 years of service at SEARCA, as the department’s Program Head.  As head, Dr. Cuaresma will lead all initiatives and projects under the Center’s Graduate Scholarship Program, including its Institutional Development Assistance (IDA) Program, the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC), Food Security Center project with the University of Hohenheim, Germany,  European Union (EU)-funded Exchange by Promoting Quality Education, Research, and Training… Read more
In anticipation of One ASEAN Economic Community in 2015, three universities represented in SEARCA’s Fifth Executive Forum on Leadership Excellence in Academe Program for Southeast Asia (LEAP SEA) signed two bilateral Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) on 23 January 2014 in Malang, Indonesia… Read more
NUEVA ECIJA, Philippines – SEARCA organized and facilitated the second batch of training course on Business Enterprise Management Plan of Common Service Facilities (CSFs) on 20–21 January 2014 at the Central Luzon State University (CLSU), Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. The activity is part of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)-funded project entitled, Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services… Read more

SEARCA releases new publications

22 January 2014, Wednesday
New publications are now downloadable for free… Read more
MALANG, Indonesia – The fifth offering of the “Executive Forum on Leadership Excellence in Academe Program for Southeast Asia (LEAP SEA)” took off on 20 January 2014 in the campus of the University of Brawijaya (UB) in Malang, Indonesia. The forum is co-organized by SEARCA and UB… Read more
PATTAYA, Thailand – SEARCA facilitated the project’s kick-off meeting for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-German Programme on Climate Change (GAP-CC) funded project titled, ASEAN Network on the Promotion of Climate Resilience in Rice and other Crops on 20 January 2014 in Nong Nooch Garden Resort, Pattaya, Thailand. GAP-CC aims to support ASEAN in further advancing the implementation of regionally coordinated strategies and policies for food security and climate protection within its Member States in agriculture and forestry sectors… Read more
An economist and former agriculture minister who played a key role in advancing agricultural and rural development in Indonesia has been conferred the 2013 Dioscoro L. Umali Achievement Award in Agricultural Development popularly known as the Umali Award. Prof. Dr. Sjarifudin Baharsjah received the prestigious award in rites held on 16 January 2014 at the New World Hotel in Makati City, Philippines… Read more
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – The IDRC-funded project titled “Building Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change in Southeast Asia” covering the Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam held its Final Project Workshop on 7-9 January 2014 at the Mekong View Tower, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The three-year project will conclude on 16 January 2014… Read more
After a three-day intensive planning workshop, the teams of SEARCA and Yezin Agricultural University (YAU) came up with the strategic directions of Myanmar's only agricultural university for the coming years. A coherent plan was the critical element that YAU needed in the face of the new developments in Myanmar and the many opportunities that are now knocking on the university door. The strategic planning workshop on 4-6 March 2013 hit the ground running with SEARCA Director Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr.'s welcoming the entire delegation. In his message, he underlined that SEARCA's extensive experience in institutional development, university consortium management… Read more
Officials of the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) in Cambodia began to rethink the future of the university in a "Mentoring Workshop on Strategic Planning" on 20-22 August 2012 at SEARCA. Six RUA officials participated in the workshop, led by Dr. Ngo Bunthan, Rector and Country Representative of Cambodia to the SEARCA Governing Board. With him were Dr. Mom Seng, Vice Rector for International Relations; Dr. Meas Sothy, Director for Research and Extension; Mr. Chheng Lyna, Deputy Director for Academic Programs; Mr. Lor Lytour, Vice Dean for Graduate School and Assistant to the Rector; and Mr. Venn Vutey, Secretary, University… Read more
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