SEARCA in the News

MANILA – The German Embassy in the Philippines awarded master’s and PhD scholarships to 11 Southeast Asians, among them three Filipinos, under the In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Programme by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) through the Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). DAAD is one of SEARCA’s staunchest and longest partners in its human resource development program. Since 1975, more than 380 DAAD-SEARCA scholarships have been awarded, 90% of which have been completed. The scholarship certificates for academic year 2019/2020 at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) were presented two eight…
THREE Filipinos were among those awarded by the German Embassy in the Philippines master's and doctorate scholarships to 11 Southeast Asians under the In-Country/In-Region Scholarship Program by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The DAAD is one of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture's (SEARCA) staunchest and longest partners in its human resource development program. Since 1975, more than 380 DAAD-SEARCA scholarships have been awarded, 90 percent of which have been completed. The Filipino scholars are Edchelle Flores, pursuing MS in Community Development, and Marla Relloso and Zyra May Centino, both pursuing PhD in…
Photographers of Myanmar rejoice! Whether you are a beginner who just started snapping or a professional with years of experience, you need to check out this event.   The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is holding region-wide photo contest under the theme “Cultivating Southeast Asia’s Youth Agripreneurs”. You’ll be zooming in on the colourful and sharp images of enterprising and innovative young people working in the agricultural sectors across SEA.   So which photos will be selected as winners, you ask? Those entries that best capture innovative farming practices, agricultural entrepreneurship, and make…
The private sector is encouraged to participate in an ASEAN-wide program that empowers the future of small farmers, at the same time maximizing the agricultural potential of the region. The ASEAN Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) ASEAN arm SEARCA has supported the development of organized and skilled farmers that now form part of Grow Asia, a farm production partnership platform that’s benefitting 117,000 smallholders in coconut, coffee, corn, fisheries, and vegetables. SEARCA reported that Grow Asia, through its Philippines Partnership for Sustainable Development (PPSD), has become a successful farm partnership model. Bernie S.…
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) said that Grow Asia, through its Philippines Partnership for Sustainable Development (PPSD), has become a successful farm partnership model. Grow Asia, a farm production partnership platform, is now benefiting 117,000 smallholders in coconut, coffee, corn, fisheries, and vegetables, SEARCA said. Bernie S. Justimbaste and Edwin P. Bacani reported in the SEARCA-published “Competency Certification for Agricultural Workers in Southeast Asia” that Grow Asia has demonstrated farming models that now integrate small farm owners into the big ASEAN value chain. To recall, ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations)…
ASEAN arm SEARCA has supported the development of organized and skilled farmers that now form part of Grow Asia, a farm production partnership platform that’s benefitting 117,000 smallholders in coconut, coffee, corn, fisheries, and vegetables. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture reported that Grow Asia, through its Philippines Partnership for Sustainable Development, has become a successful farm partnership model. Bernie S. Justimbaste and Edwin P. Bacani reported in the SEARCA-published “Competency Certification for Agricultural Workers in Southeast Asia” that Grow Asia has demonstrated farming models that now integrate small farm owners into the big…
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) said Grow Asia, through its Philippines Partnership for Sustainable Development (PPSD), is helping Filipino farmers improve their skills and hike their output. Searca said PPSD is a farm partnership model that’s benefiting 117,000 smallholders in coconut, coffee corn, fisheries and vegetables. In a report published by the Los Baños-based institute, titled “Competency Certification for Agricultural Workers in Southeast Asia,” authors Bernie S. Justimbaste and Edwin P. Bacani said Grow Asia has demonstrated farming models that integrate small farm owners into the big Asean value chain. Grow Asia,…
The newly appointed Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) advocates the Center’s continuous support in strengthening the academe-industry-government partnership for agricultural development and fulfilment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio formally announced his commitment as the 11th SEARCA Director during the investiture rites presided by DepEd Secretary Leonor M. Briones last October 28 at SEARCA’s headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna. Upon taking up his post as SEARCA Director in May 2019, he has since led the Center in constructing a strategic five-year plan. The new director has a…
Los Baños, Laguna—The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity have agreed to continue cooperating on programs that will mainstream biodiversity in agriculture. In a memorandum of understanding signed on November 4, 2019, the two international organizations agree to carry on their collaboration to pursue their common objective of building capacities of the ASEAN Member States in biodiversity conservation as it relates to agriculture and food. Signatories to the MOU were Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA Director, and Dr. Theresa Mundita S. Lim, ACB Executive Director. SEARCA and ACB will…
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