SEARCA News

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
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez Jr. has urged regional food and nutrition experts to work together to develop an agenda toward achieving sustainable diets for millions of people in Southeast Asia who are still undernourished… Read more
HANOI, Vietnam – Seven officials of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) strengthened ties with livestock and dairy development agencies as well as a university in Vietnam through an Overseas Comparative Study Mission Toward Inclusive, Sustainable, and Competitive Livestock and Dairy Development here on 8-13 November 2015… Read more
THAI NGUYEN CITY, Vietnam – SEARCA Director Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr. opened the International Conference on Livelihood Development and Sustainable Environmental Management (LDEM) in the Context of Climate Change held on 13-15 November 2015 at Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry (TUAF) in Thai Nguyen City, Vietnam. The LDEM was organized by TUAF and sponsored by SEARCA… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is proud to release the conference summary report from the Second International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD2014) in Southeast Asia that it organized on 12-13 November 2014 at the Makati Shangri-la, Philippines. Drawing significant insights from 400 participants from 20 countries, the conference became an avenue to discuss challenges and opportunities, and address pressing issues concerning agricultural and rural development (ARD)… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) convened its 63rd Governing Board Meeting (GBM) on 10-11 November 2015 at Seda Nuvali, Sta. Rosa City, Laguna… Read more
CALAMBA CITY, Philippines – SEARCA and the Climate Change Commission (CCC) facilitated the Local Climate Change Action Planning Workshop of the Municipality of Rodriguez in the province of Rizal on 22-23 October 2015 held in Monte Vista, Pansol, Calamba City. The planning workshop aimed at preparing the Municipal Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) in accordance with the Memorandum Circular of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for all provinces/cities/municipalities to formulate and implement the LCCAP… 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
NEW DELHI, India – Six officials of the Philippine Carabao Center touched base to forge stronger ties with livestock development and management institutions in India through an Overseas Comparative Study Mission Toward Inclusive, Sustainable, and Competitive Livestock and Dairy Development here on 26 October until 2 November 2015… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – To enhance the capacity and understanding of the key people in the agricultural sector on systematically integrating climate change adaptation into agricultural policies, plans, and programs in the Philippines, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) opened its third training-workshop for team members of the Adaptation and Mitigation Initiatives in Agriculture (AMIA) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) on 3 November 2015 at its headquarters in College. Los Baños, Laguna… Read more
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