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SEARCA News

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
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has named Dr. Cielito F. Habito as the new Editor of the Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development (AJAD), an international refereed journal dedicated to the publication of information and analysis on topics within the broad scope of agriculture and development. … Read more
CHIANG MAI, Thailand. SEARCA, as one of the implementing partners of the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) and the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC), supported and participated in the recently concluded 7th AWG-SF Conference held in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 12-14 June 2017. The conference highlights the theme "Social Forestry in Forest Landscape Restoration: Enabling Partnership and Investments for Sustainable Development Goals." More than 200 participants from government, civil society organizations (CSOs), development partners, private sector, and academic institutions in the ASEAN Member States (AMS) took part in the conference. … Read more
CHIANG MAI, Thailand. The ASRF Program Steering Committee (ASRF PSC) convened in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 13 June 2017 to discuss plans for implementing the ASRF under the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) Phase 3 (2017-2020). … 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 training course on Financial Viability and Profitability Analysis of New Technologies and Enterprises under the High Value Crops Development Program held on 5-9 June 2017 at the SEARCA headquarters. This activity is the first 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
Three DAAD-SEARCA Scholars will participate in Summer Schools organized by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Arsenio Bulfa Jr., a MS Soil Science student from the Philippines, will attend the Summer School on GEOTRAINING: Environmental and Remote Sensing Data Analysis via Geospatial Technologies in Research and Teaching, to be held in Goethe-University of Frankfurt/Main, Germany on 4-7 September 2017, while Saw Hto Lwe Htoo, PhD Horticulture student from Myanmar, and Trinh Quang Thoai, a PhD Agricultural Economics student from Vietnam, will participate in the Project Development for Knowledge Transfer Training course to be hosted by Leipzig University in Germany on… Read more
The Southeast Asian Upland Agriculture Fellowships has just successfully concluded. This five-year project was a collaboration by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and SEARCA. It sought to build the capacities of Southeast Asian nationals to address current issues and concerns related to food security in upland communities by providing master-level scholarships, supporting researches, and organizing conference-workshops. … Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), through a team led by Dr. Flordeliza A. Lantican, Value Chain Analysis (VCA) Specialist, completed the project "Value Chain Analysis of Carabao and Carabao-based Products in Visayas and Mindanao" in May 2017. This project was commissioned by the Department of Agriculture–Philippine Carabao Center (DA-PCC) following Phase I of the project, which covered four (4) regions in Luzon. … Read more
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