SEARCA in the News

THE Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) organized a Malaysia edition of the "Sowing Seeds: Cultivating Youth's Future in Agriculture," a career orientation program for senior high school and pre-university students in Sedrang, Malaysia on May 10, 2024. According to SEARCA Director Glenn Gregorio, the program which was organized through SEARCA's Partnerships Unit (PU) together with Pusat Asasi Sains Universiti Putra Malaysia (ASPutra) is under the center's banner youth initiative called Young Forces for Agricultural Innovation (#Y4AGRI). Known as the Center for Foundation Studies in Science of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), ASPutra… Read more
International and Philippine-based research institutions and other stakeholders recently marked the two decades of use of Bt corn, or locally known as yellow corn, after its first commercial planting in the Philippines in 2003. The Southeast Asian Regional for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) together with Bayer Crop Science in the Philippines led the "20 Years and Onward: Advancing the Future of Philippine Yellow Corn" Forum at a hotel in Makati City More than 160 attendees from public and private sectors attended the forum onsite and online, including from the academe, industry, business chambers, farmer groups, nongovernmental organizations… Read more
A CENTRAL Luzon State University (CLSU) professor received a full grant from the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and The Head Foundation (THF) for the 2024 Leadership Development Program for Higher Education Institutions (LDP-HEI) program. Associate Professor Maria Adrielle Estigoy of the CLSU College of Arts and Social Sciences, Presidential Management Services director, was one of 10 selected grantees of a full grant from SEARCA and THF. From 11 Southeast Asian countries, 28 individuals participated in the program, which was composed of HEI presidents, vice presidents, deans, directors and heads. The program runs… Read more
FIVE young individuals involved in agriculture received P50,000 each as seed money as part of a program of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) to attract more youth to farming. Those who each received P50,000 in grant were Kristine Mae Baluzo, Mark Lee Babaran, Christian Paolo Magsino, Rochelle Lafrades and Robert Diala, who were among the 16 participants who presented their business improvement plans (BIPs) to a panel of judges. The grants were given under SEARCA's Young Agripreneurs Building Opportunities, Nurturing Growth (Yabong) Bootcamp, a three-month training program supported by East-West Seed Co… Read more
REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SLEMAN -- Dalam mendukung langkah-langkah implementasi pembangunan berkelanjutan sebagaimana diterjemahkan dalam 17 SDGs, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) mengembangkan modul Post Micro-Credential on Food Security & Climate Change (PMC FSCC) mulai tahun 2024 ini. Sebagai anggota inti konsorsium Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources atau disingkat University Consortium (UC) bersama anggota perguruan tinggi lain dalam lingkup The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) kembali mendapatkan pendanaan dari ERASMUS+ untuk mengembangkan modul Post Micro-Credential on Food Security & Climate Change (PMC FSCC). Wakil Rektor Bidang Pendidikan dan Pengajaran Universitas… Read more
SOME 21 delegates from various universities in Southeast Asia joined the workshop on "Harmonizing University Policies in Postgraduate Micro-credentials" hosted by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) at its office in Los Baños, Laguna on May 6 and 7, 2024. SEARCA Director Glenn Gregorio said the workshop is part of the activities of the Postgraduate Micro-credentials (PMC) in Food Security and Climate Change (FSCC) project, which is funded by the European Commission Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) program. The delegates came from the Institut Pertanian Bogor, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), and… Read more
STUDENTS and faculty members of the Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba participated in the first run in the Philippines of the series titled "Sowing Seeds: Cultivating Youth's Future in Agriculture," a career orientation organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). SEARCA Director Glenn Gregorio said the career orientation on May 2, through the center's Partnerships Unit, was participated by 175 senior high school students who were accompanied by 10 faculty members of the Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba. The initiative is part of the SEARCA's Center's Young Forces… Read more
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Universitas Gadjah Mada memiliki komitmen yang kuat untuk mendukung langkah-langkah implementasi pembangunan berkelanjutan sebagaimana diterjemahkan dalam 17 SDGs. Dalam memperkuat pendidikan berkualitas, implementasi SDGs diwujudkan melalui berbagai kanal strategis, diantaranya dengan konten pembelajaran daring terbuka berbasis Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) dan kredensial mikro. Baru-baru ini, UGM sebagai anggota inti konsorsium Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources atau disingkat University Consortium (UC) bersama anggota perguruan tinggi lain dalam lingkup The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) kembali mendapatkan pendanaan dari ERASMUS+ untuk mengembangkan modul Post Micro-Credential on Food… Read more
A JOINT program of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and East-West Seed Philippines, the Young Agripreneurs Building Opportunities, Nurturing Growth (Yabong) Bootcamp closed on Thursday, May 9, 2024, with a pitching session, graduation and innovation fair at SEARCA in the University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna. SEARCA Director Glen Gregorio said 20 young farmers, selected out of 160 applicants from all over Luzon, joined the bootcamp to enhance their vegetable production and entrepreneurship expertise. Gregorio said almost half were women with their farms ranging from half-a-hectare to 12 hectares, they mastered… Read more
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