SEARCA News

UPLB honors SEARCA, other partners

27 October 2015, Tuesday
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), SEARCA’s host institution, led by Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez Jr., honored the Center and other partners in research and development at a thanksgiving dinner on 21 October 2015 at the Luxent Hotel in Quezon City, Philippines… Read more
LAGUNA AND QUEZON, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology (MOSCAT) and Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) held a Project Review Meeting on 15 October 2015 at SEARCA, College, Los Baños, Laguna. This activity is part of the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR)-funded project titled Production of Organic Feeds for Native Chicken: A Pilot Corn/Sorghum + Cowpea Intercropping Scheme Integrated with Village Feed Milling and Native Chicken Production… Read more
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
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