SEARCA News

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD), Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD), University of the Philippines Los Baños- School of Environmental Science and Management (UPLB-SESAM), and Elsevier have collaborated to hold the 1st Science and Technology Impact Assessment Conference on 24-25 August 2023 at Hilton Manila in Pasay City, Philippines. The event was also livestreamed via Facebook. During the opening program, SEARCA Director Glenn Gregorio remarked that "with… Read more
Dr. Dodjie Maestrecampo, president and chief executive officer; Dr. Jonathan Salvacion, dean, School of Graduate Studies; Dr. Aldrin Calderon, dean, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering; and Engr. Febus Reidj Cruz, faculty member, School of Electrical Electronics and Computer Engineering, all of Mapúa University, visited the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) on 22 August 2023 to discuss possible areas for collaboration on agricultural research and innovation. During the meeting, the visitors were given an overview of SEARCA's mandate and its 11th Five-Year Plan. They were also introduced to the Center's core programs, primarily… Read more
Rounding up this year's Biotech Outreach Series, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) together with the United States Department of Agriculture-Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA-FAS) Manila, and the International Service the Acquisition for Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), Inc. held a forum on Breeding Innovations for Increasing Productivity and Climate Resilience in Crops and Livestock on 15 August 2023 at the SEARCA headquarters. The hybrid event is part of the SEARCA Agriculture and Development Seminar Series (ADSS). It was livestreamed and may be reviewed through SEARCA's Facebook Page. SEARCA's Deputy Director for Programs, Dr. Nur Azura… Read more
Steadfast in its commitment to provide an enabling environment for the acceleration of modern biotechnology, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) together with the United States Department of Agriculture-Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA-FAS) Manila, and the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), Inc. engaged Filipino legislators and legislative staff at the House of Representatives for the forum on Breeding Innovations for Increasing Productivity and Climate Resilience in Crops and Livestock on 8 August 2023. In her opening message, SEARCA Deputy Director for Programs, Dr. Nur Azura Binti Adam acknowledged the dedication… Read more
Educators and officers from 11 schools and the division office of the Philippine Department of Education-Rizal have completed the Training on School Edible Landscaping for Entrepreneurship (SEL4E) held via Zoom and onsite at Los Baños, Laguna and Pililla, Rizal in the Philippines on 7–11 August 2023. The SEL4E training aimed to build the capacities of the 36 participants as channels of knowledge and values formation in schools and their communities. Led by SEARCA's Training for Development Unit under the Education and Collective Learning Department, the training conducted online sessions that cover the concepts and intersections of school gardens in nutrition… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, PHILIPPINES – The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Regional Centers will convene at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) headquarters for the 2nd SEAMEO Knowledge Management (KM) Learning and Sharing Forum on 22–23 August 2023. The KM Forum will have over 30 participants composed of Center directors, deputy directors, and knowledge workers in communication, partnership, program, public relations, and information technology, as well as administrative officers from 17 SEAMEO Centers. Co-hosted by the SEAMEO Secretariat (SEAMES) and SEARCA, this learning event is taking off from SEAMES' initiative on… Read more
Ms. Nikole Kazemi, founder of the Kalipayan Farm; Chairperson Len Maraan Reyes and board members Ms. Florinda Martal and Ms. Arceli Del Mundo, all of Alfonso Women's Council; and Ms. Deinielle Ramos, an intern at the Kalipayan Farm, visited the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) on 11 August 2023 to explore possible partnership on their joint initiative Tanim Farm program. Also with them was Dr. Andrew Gasmen of the University of the Philippines Los Baños College of Agriculture and Food Science-Agricultural Systems Institute, also a prospective partner. Kalipayan Farm is a social enterprise… Read more
Dr. Bo Zhou, agriculture officer and lead technical officer of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations-Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAO RAP), paid a visit to the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) on 11 August 2023 to revisit past partnerships and explore new areas of collaboration. He was accompanied by Dr. Romeo Labios, agronomist and farming systems specialist, FAO RAP. During the meeting, Dr. Zhou was given a bird's eye view of SEARCA's programs and activities toward achieving its 11th Five-Year plan. Dr. Glenn Gregorio, SEARCA director, conveyed… Read more
Dr. Yann-rong Lin, deputy director general for partnerships of the World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg), visited the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) on 8 August 2023 to discuss a proposed joint scholarship project. WorldVeg, formerly known as the Asian Vegetable Research and Development Center, is an international nonprofit institute committed to alleviating poverty and malnutrition by increasing the production and consumption of nutritious and health-promoting vegetables. The meeting started with a brief overview of the Center's mandate and its 11th Five-Year Plan. Dr. Maria Cristeta Cuaresma, senior program head of the Education and Collective… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the East-West Seed Philippines (EWPH) entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the project titled YABONG or Young Agripreneurs Building Opportunities, Nurturing Growth Bootcamp held on 9 August 2023 at the East-West Seed Hortanova Research Center in Lipa City, Batangas. The YABONG Bootcamp aims to help young farmers succeed in vegetable farming by building their capacity in production and entrepreneurship. It also intends to showcase stories of young agripreneurs to inspire more youth to engage in planting vegetables. SEARCA and EWPH both demonstrate their commitment… Read more
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