SEARCA News

A significant part of the Philippine population engaged in agriculture is still categorized as poor despite the slowly thriving Philippine economy. This is caused by the subsistence mode of production employed by a majority of the farmers who are engaged in the production of traditional and low value crops such as rice, corn, and coconut. Said crops are planted in 79% of the arable land in the country… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) organized a Mid-term Workshop for the ongoing ARD Book Writing Project on 1 December 2015 at the Sam-Arng Srinilta Room, SEARCA Headquarters… Read more
STUTTGART, Germany – The University of Hohenheim holds the World Food Day (WFD) Colloquium annually, attended by organizations and personalities from various parts of the world. SEARCA has been a participant since 2010, finding the themes of the annual colloquium of great interest and relevance to its priority thrusts… Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand – Vice ministers, permanent secretaries and high-level education officials from Southeast Asian countries convened here on 30 November-1 December 2015 for the 38th High Officials Meeting (HOM) of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO)… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Two SEARCA scholars have proven their mettle by finishing at the top of the intensive English language course. Mr. Sokom Kong, lecturer from Cambodia’s Royal University of Agriculture, taking up MS Veterinary Medicine, was awarded the Best in Reading, Best in Grammar and Academic Writing. By finishing top of the class, Sokom received the Overall Best Academic Performance award. Along with the certificates of completion, these awards were conferred to SEARCA scholars during the closing program on 23 November 2015… Read more
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – The Project Management Office (PMO) of the ASEAN Social Forestry Network Strategic Response Fund (ASRF) conducted a project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) visit in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, Cambodia on 19-21 November 2015… Read more
JAKARTA, Indonesia – With the focus of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) on graduate education and agricultural research, the Center managed to chime in well with the seven priorities of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization’s (SEAMEO) efforts to address the needs of its member countries’ education sectors… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños Foundation, Inc. (UPLBFI) conducted the Mid-Term Review of Strengthening Adaptation and Mitigation Initiatives in Agriculture (AMIA Project 1) on 16-17 November 2015 at SEARCA Residence Hotel… Read more
BOGOR, Indonesia – The Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Studies in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) resolved to strengthen its members’ initiatives toward the internationalization of graduate education through various student and faculty mobilities, collaborative research, and joint and dual degree offerings… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) participated in the General Meeting of thePhilippines Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture (PPSA) held on 10 November 2015 at the Agricultural Training Institute of the Department of Agriculture (DA). The PPSA was formally launched by the Philippines’ Department of Agriculture in April 2015 to establish multistakeholder partnerships with business, civil society, farmers, and others focused on developing inclusive and sustainable crop value chains. Its aim is to increase smallholder farmer productivity, profitability, and environmental sustainability by enabling access to knowledge, information, technology, finance, and markets… Read more
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