SEARCA News

SEARCA has announced the winners of the 2015 photo contest with the theme From Farm to Plate: Smallholders' Participation in Inclusive Value Chains. The contest, which ran from 15 September to 30 November 2015, received more than 1400 entries submitted by 392 photographers from all 10 countries in Southeast Asia—Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam. SEARCA Photo Contest 2015 awarded entries that best captured how smallholders participate in the value chains (production, aggregation, processing, and distribution) of fresh produce (crop and livestock), commodities, and handicrafts as a means of promoting agricultural and… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Twenty-five participants from training agencies and regional field offices (RFOs) of the Department of Agriculture took part in a five-day facilitators’ training on systematic climate change adaptation assessment last 11-15 January at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in College, Los Baños, Laguna… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), conducted a Programming Exercise at the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) National Headquarters in Nueva Ecija on 7 January 2016. This is part of the PCC-funded project titled “Building Capacity and Strengthening Partnership for Carabao Development Program.” The project, which started in July 2015, is now on its third quarter of implementation… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Foundation for Science (IFS) have officially launched the call for expression of interest (EOI) in the IFS-SEARCA Collaborative Research Grants in Southeast Asia on 10 January 2016. The call is open to early-career scientists from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam… Read more
A new Agriculture and Development Note on Climate Change Adaption (ADN-CCA) and two Agriculture and Development Notes (ADN) based on papers presented during its Agriculture and Development Seminar Series and the 2nd International Conference on Agriculture and Rural Development in Southeast Asia held on 12-13 November 2014 are now available online and freely downloadable… Read more
VICTORIA, ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – In line with the Piloting and Up-scaling Effective Models of Inclusive and Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (ISARD) Project, SEARCA conducted a training-workshop on climate change adaptation and mitigation titled, What to Expect in and How to Cope with the El Niňo Phenomenon in said municipality on 9 December 2015. The event was spearheaded by the Research and Development Department. The training workshop targeted the upland and lowland farmers of Victoria, and leaders of different farmer organizations, associations and cooperatives, who are potential beneficiaries of the Piloting project, were present… Read more
HANOI, Vietnam – Fourteen officials and staff members of the Philippines Department of Agriculture (DA) plus one local government official drew insights from climate change initiatives in northern Vietnam in a study mission they undertook there on 30 November to 4 December 2015… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has been commissioned by the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) to implement the project titled “Building Capacity and Strengthening Partnership for Carabao Development Program.” One of the activities under the project is a knowledge management (KM) audit, which aims to discover priority knowledge and capability gaps in the PCC policy making, unit functions, and operations… Read more
Discussions between officials of the Taiwan Council of Agriculture (COA) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) bared prospects for collaboration in graduate scholarship, particularly internship of SEARCA scholars in Taiwan; research on agriculture and climate change, among other areas of interest; and knowledge management, including training activities and exchange of publications… Read more
MUÑOZ, Philippines – The value chain analysis (VCA) project on carabao and carabao-based products, which is being implemented by SEARCA with funding from the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC), generated a lot of positive feedback and appreciation from PCC and the participants of the First National Carabao Conference held on 3-4 December 2015. The Conference, which was convened by PCC, was attended by more than 300 key players of the carabao industry including policy makers, farmers’ associations and cooperatives, researchers and scientists, the private sector, and other actors along the value chains of carabao and carabao-based products… Read more
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