SEARCA News

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna– 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) conducted a series of one-on-one review meetings with its national programs in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam from 25 February to 1 March 2019 at SEARCA Headquarters. … Read more
The Call for Applications for the 2019 MSFSCC Summer School and one-semester mobility is now open. Deadline for applications is 12 April 2019. The Joint Master program in Food Security and Climate Change (MSFSCC) is a project of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) being led by Kasetsart University in Thailand. It was awarded funding for three years effective October 2016 by the ERASMUS+ program under its Capacity Building for Higher Education component. The MSFSCC project aims to establish a joint master program within the UC that would build capacities of individuals… Read more
NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – The ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund (ASRF) program management team visited a project being implemented in Myanmar, Assessment of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) in Mountainous Regions of Myanmar towards Community Forestry Development, on 21-23 February 2019. This project was endorsed to the ASRF by the Forest Research Institute (FRI), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC) to identify NTFPs in mountainous regions of Myanmar and develop value chain analysis of promising NTFPs. It is expected to produce policy recommendations towards sustainable forest and NTFP management. … Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the Philippine Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) conducted the training of the second batch of participants on Financial Viability and Profitability Analysis of Agricultural Technologies and Enterprises on 18-23 February 2019 at the SEARCA headquarters. … Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Recognizing the role of evidence-based policy proposals and effective research communication strategies in advancing food security and value chain development in Southeast Asia, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) conducted back-to-back workshops on Communicating Research on Inclusive Agricultural Value Chains with Policymakers and on Policy Proposal Development on Inclusive Agricultural Value Chains on 25 February-1 March 2019 at SEARCA Headquarters. … Read more
ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – A scoping activity for the project Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry in Oriental Mindoro was conducted on 14-16 February 2019 in the province of Oriental Mindoro. … Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), which manages the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF], will undertake a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) visit to projects, which received ASRF grants in Myanmar and Thailand on 21-25 February 2019. … Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is set to hold the 2nd Face-to-Face (F2F) session of the project titled Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Mentorship Program: Communicating Agriculture and Fisheries Research for Inclusive and Sustainable Development (CAFRISD) on 27 February to 1 March 2019 at its headquarters. … Read more
SAGADA, Mountain Province – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) participated in the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) – Philippines 11th Annual Country Programme Review (ACPoR) with the theme, Promoting Inclusive Value Chains for Sustainable Rural Development on 6-8 February 2019 at Rock Inn and Café, Sagada, Mountain Province. … Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – A seminar-workshop on the Status and Prospects of the Calamansi Industry in Oriental Mindoro for the project Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry of Oriental Mindoro was held on 12 February 2019 at SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna. … Read more
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