The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) partners with the International Foundation for Science (IFS) in piloting the Collaborative Research Grants in Southeast Asia. SEARCA and IFS are aligned in their mission to develop and nurture budding scientists and researchers who have the potential to become their country’s future leaders and scientists. This initiative aims to strengthen research capacity in food security and environmental sustainability toward inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD) in the region. Research grants will be awarded on merit to small teams comprising of young scientists and researchers from… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines — Representatives from various offices under the Department of Agriculture (DA) tried their hands at applying systematic climate change adaptation assessment to actual development projects during the training-workshop on “Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Policies, Plans and Investments” conducted by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) at its headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Amidst the battery of typhoons, as well as the occurrence of El Niño and La Niña, the conduct of a two-day course on Geographic Information System (GIS) to understand the effects of climate change in agriculture is timely. The short course was organized and conducted by SEARCA from 19-20 October 2015… Read more
The Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) under the Department of Agriculture brainstormed six project bundles toward strengthening the entire value chain of the carabao meat and dairy industry in the Philippines… Read more
NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has been recognized by the Republic of the Union of Myanmar for “its significant contribution and continuous support to sustainable Agriculture Sector Development through Human Resource Development in Myanmar.&rdquo… Read more
The project entitled Linking Farmers to the Market: Towards Transforming Subsistence Farms to Commercial Farms, which is funded by the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) and implemented by SEARCA in collaboration with the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics (DAAE), UPLB, has started in October 2015… Read more
SEOUL, South Korea – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) presented the preliminary results of the review of the agricultural innovation system (AIS) of ASEAN Member States (AMS) during the OECD-ASEAN Regional Conference on Agricultural Policies to Promote Food Security and Agro-Forestry Productivity held on 12-13 October 2015 at the Ramada Hotel, Seoul. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) commissioned SEARCA to undertake the study using the OECD analytical framework on AIS, which covers governance of AIS, investing in innovation, facilitating knowledge flows, and strengthening cross-country supply of agricultural innovation at the… Read more
Dr. Shahbaz Khan, Director of the Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), visited SEARCA on 7 October 2015 to discuss possible areas of collaboration between SEARCA and his bureau… Read more
DILI, Timor Leste – Less than a year after SEARCA Alumni Association of Timor was formed, the group is now hosting the 2nd Regional SEARCA Fellows Association Conference on Food Security, Poverty Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation on 8-9 October 2015 at Hotel Timor, Dili… Read more
Several demonstration projects now being implemented by local government units (LGUs) in the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape (UMRBPL) and the Ecotown Climate Resilience and Green Growth Road Map in the UMRBPL are two of the critical outputs of a technical assistance granted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in response to the need to demonstrate the concept of ecotowns in sync with the National Climate Change Action Plan (2011-2028)… Read more
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