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SEARCA News

Dr. Sathit Puttachaiyong (fifth from right), President of Rajamangala University of Technology (RMUT) Krungthep and concurrent Country Representative of Thailand to the SEARCA Governing Board (GB), visited SEARCA on 10 July 2017 to be briefed on the Center and discuss possible areas for collaboration between SEARCA and RMUT. … Read more
SINGAPORE – SEARCA Director Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr. (seated, right) and Mr. Yu-Book Lim (seated, left), Managing Director, The HEAD Foundation (THF) based here, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between their institutions on 5 July 2017. The signing was witnessed by Dr. Maria Celeste H. Cadiz (standing, right), SEARCA Program Head for Knowledge Management, and Prof. S. Gopinathan (standing, left), THF Academic Director. … Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines - The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), conducted the second training course on Financial Viability and Profitability Analysis of New Technologies and Enterprises under the High Value Crops Development Program held on 27-30 June 2017 at the SEARCA headquarters. This activity is the second in a series of training courses under the DA-BAR-funded project "Financial Viability and Profitability Analysis of New Technologies and Enterprises under the High Value Crops Development Program." … Read more
VIENTIANE, Lao PDR. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), together with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) of Lao PDR, successfully conducted the fourth National Inception Workshop under 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)", in Vientiane last 22-23 June 2017. … Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) hosted a field visit under one-week course on ASEAN Integration participated by 17 graduate students from the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM) Schools on 14 June 2017. … Read more
In pursuit of developing future leaders of Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) in Southeast Asia, SEARCA continues to support graduate students and their academic milestones. The Special Graduate Seminar Series aims to showcase outstanding researches conducted by SEARCA scholars. … Read more
CHIANG MAI, Thailand – An official from Myanmar underscored the potential of social forestry (SF) in the development of small and medium scale enterprises in ASEAN. Dr. Phyu Phyu Win, Assistant Director of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Policy and International Affairs of Myanmar's Ministry of Industry, shared her country's experiences and insights at the recently concluded 7th ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Conference held in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 12-14 June 2017. Here, she served as moderator and paper presenter through a travel grant awarded by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in… Read more
The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) conferred the only summa cum laude award at this year's graduation rites to Mr. Arnel B. Villancio, Jr., a BS Agriculture student. In his valedictory message during the 45th UPLB Commencement Exercises, Mr. Villancio underscored the role of agriculturists in seeking ways to ensure food security… Read more
SEARCA honors its graduating scholars at the Testimonial Program held on 22 June 2017. On its 50th year anniversary, 50 scholars earned their MS and PhD degrees, 23 of whom obtained their degrees in SEARCA's overseas study posts. Out of the 35 MS and 15 PhD graduates, 25 were supported by the joint collaboration with the International Development Centre (IDRC) of Canada, while six were supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and one by the UC-Tokyo NODAI joint scholarship. … Read more
Philippine Competition Commission Chairman Arsenio M. Balisacan was guest speaker at the 2017 Hooding Ceremony and Recognition Rights for Graduate Students of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) held on 23 June 2017. … Read more
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