SEARCA News

JEONJU, South Korea – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has successfully conducted the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Systems (MEALS) Workshop held on 22 October 2018 at the Rural Development Administration in Jeonju, South Korea. 
MANILA, Philippines – With the theme, Pambansang Hamon, Pambansang Solusyon (Our Nation's Challenge, Our Nation's Solution), the 14th National Biotechnology Week (NBW) highlighted the contributions of biotechnology in agriculture and food security, equitable health care services, development of industries and business enterprises, sustainable environment, and economic development, among others. 
SELANGOR, Malaysia – More than 40 participants composed of researchers, students, experts, and scientists from various countries in Southeast Asia attended the Workshop and Training Course on the Application and Preservation of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) held on 13-15 November 2018 in Malaysia. 
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – Eighteen senior high school students and their teachers from seven provinces (Laguna, Pampanga, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Agusan del Norte, Iloilo, and Leyte) were selected to represent their respective schools at the Boot Camp organized by the SEARCA Biotechnology Information Center (BIC) on 6-8 November 2018, here. 
TACLOBAN, LEYTE, Philippines – "The greatest resource of a nation is its people. We consider our farmers as our jewels in Leyte." With this, Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla of Leyte welcomed more than 150 farmers and officials of selected municipalities in Leyte to the Biotech 101 and Joint Department Circular (JDC) Public Briefing held at the Oriental Hotel in Tacloban City on October 26, 2018. Governor Petilla said that the objectives of the activity were aligned with the local government's thrust of improving the province's economy through agriculture. "Science is good if we use it wisely for the benefit of…
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – Twenty-seven young scientists and 10 experts serving as mentors from eight Southeast Asian Countries met in a two-day workshop to enhance on-going collaborative research on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in the Agriculture Sector. The workshop, titled IFS-SEARCA Mentoring Workshop on Collaborative Research in Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, was organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) through its Knowledge Management Department-Training Unit (KMD-TU) and Research and Development Department; and the International Foundation for Science (IFS) based in Sweden. It is held at the SEARCA Headquarters on…
VIENTIANE, Lao PDR – The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry-Department of Agriculture (MAF-DOA), the focal agency for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded project, Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns (ATMI-ASEAN) in Lao PDR, in partnership with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), held its first National Project Steering Committee (NPSC) Meeting on 12 November 2018 at the Vientiane Plaza Hotel here. 
YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia – Twenty-one officers of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) converged here for the 31st UC Executive Board meeting hosted by Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) on 13 – 14 November 2018. 
BOGOR, Indonesia – The Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) awarded a travel grant to Ms. Jennet E. Razo, PhD in Environmental Science student at UPLB, for her participation in a summer program at Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB), Indonesia. The UC allocates funds each year to qualified lecturers or graduate students for travel to another participating UC member university. 
MALAYSIA – To promote the Center's scholarship programs, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), through its Graduate Education and Institutional Development Department (GEIDD), held a marketing roadshow on SEARCA scholarship grants on 8 November 2018 at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)-Bintulu campus. 
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