SEARCA News

As the academic year 2015-2016 winds down, 32 SEARCA scholars, from 8 countries, finished their respective study programs, from 5 universities in Southeast Asia… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – Dr. Ingrid Öborn, Regional Coordinator of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), together with Dr. Rodel Lasco, Country Coordinator and Senior NRM Scientist, and Mr. Robert Finlayson, Regional Communications Specialist of the same organization, visited SEARCA on 21 June 2016 to discuss possible collaboration on an integrated research-in-development program on greening the ASEAN economic corridors… Read more
Over the recent months, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) based in Rome, Italy, has been discussing with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) several projects intended to benefit the Southeast Asia and Asia-Pacific regions‎ in efforts to address the overriding problems of poverty and food security… Read more
Twenty six junior faculty members and researchers from Savannakhet University (SKU), Lao PDR participated in a Short Course on Utilization of Indigenous Crops to Strengthen Food Security held on 6-10 June 2016 at SKU… Read more
QUEZON CITY, Philippines - SEARCA and the University of the Philippines Los Baños Foundation, Inc. (UPLBFI) turned over two units of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to the Department of Agriculture System Wide Climate Change Office (DA-SWCCO) during the presentation of the Draft Final Report of the project, Strengthening Implementation of Adaptation and Mitigation Initiatives in Agriculture (AMIA Project 1). This was held on June 9, 2016 at Torre Venecia, Timog Avenue, Quezon City… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – Any graduate student would know that writing a research or thesis proposal is part of the graduate education’s rite of passage. Cognizant of this, SEARCA conducted a training workshop on Writing Thesis and Dissertation Proposals for selected SEARCA scholars on 1-3 June 2016 at the SEARCA headquarters. Twenty-two SEARCA scholars studying at the University of the Philippines Los Baños who are in the thesis-writing stage of their study programs attended the three-day course… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – Twenty middle managers and one senior leader in agricultural and rural development from seven Southeast Asian countries are levelling up their knowledge on the changing landscape in agriculture and food security at a learning event in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines on 6-10 June 2016. A good number of these leaders are alumni of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), and they are attending the Third Executive Forum on Food Security: Leaders in ASEAN and Agriculture Development… Read more
THAILAND – As the academic year comes to a close, the Upland Agriculture Fellowships, a collaborative project by SEARCA and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada, visited Khon Kaen University (KKU), Kasetsart University (KU), and Chiang Mai University (CMU) on 16-18 May 2016. The coordination and monitoring visit was led by its project leader, Dr. Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma, SEARCA’s Program Head for Graduate Education and Institutional Development… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – Twenty-five Southeast Asians leading or engaged in research and development, extension services, and knowledge management participated in a forum-workshop that aimed to enable them to assess how innovation platforms (IP), rural advisory services (RAS), and knowledge management (KM) provide pathways towards inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD)… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) together with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) recently concluded the preliminary phase of the project, “A Participatory Action Research on School- and Community-based Food and Nutrition Program for Literacy, Poverty Reduction, and Sustainable Development” on 15 May 2016… Read more
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