SEARCA in the News

Jakarta: Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) memiliki komitmen untuk mendukung langkah-langkah implementasi pembangunan berkelanjutan sebagaimana diterjemahkan dalam 17 SDGs. Dalam memperkuat pendidikan berkualitas, implementasi SDGs diwujudkan melalui berbagai kanal strategis, salah satunya 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 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+. Pendanaan ini untuk mengembangkan modul Post Graduate Micro-Credential… Read more
The Young Agripreneurs Building Opportunities, Nurturing Growth (YABONG) Bootcamp, a collaborative effort by East-West Seed Philippines (EWPH) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), successfully concluded on May 9, 2024. The program culminated in a pitching session, graduation ceremony, and innovation fair held at SEARCA in Los Baños, Laguna. Twenty young and enthusiastic farmers from Luzon, nearly half of them women, participated in the bootcamp. Participants delved into practical farming techniques like seed management, understanding soil nutrients, and managing pests and diseases. They also gained valuable experience in cross-pollination, mulching, transplanting, trellising, pruning… Read more
A PROJECT to utilize waste from rice farms as biofuel has taken off the ground through a collaboration involving the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and three more entities. The Rice Straw Biogas Hub (RSBH) project also involves Straw Innovations Ltd., Koolmill Systems and Aston University in the United Kingdom. SEARCA Center Director Glenn Gregorio said this groundbreaking collaborative project aims to significantly reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) by transforming agricultural rice production residue and straw into clean energy resources such as biogas through cutting-edge technologies. According to SEARCA, the project will help reduce… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna — The Young Agripreneurs Building Opportunities, Nurturing Growth (YABONG) Bootcamp, a collaborative effort between East-West Seed Philippines (EWPH) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), is set to conclude its latest session on May 9, 2024. The event will feature a pitching session, graduation, and an innovation fair at SEARCA in Los Baños, Laguna. The bootcamp, which started three months ago, selected 20 young farmers from a pool of 160 applicants across Luzon. These agripreneurs, nearly half of whom are women, manage farms ranging from half a hectare to 12… Read more
The Young Agripreneurs Building Opportunities, Nurturing Growth (YABONG) Bootcamp co-implemented by East-West Seed Philippines (EWPH) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) will close on May 9, 2024 with a pitching session, graduation, and innovation fair at SEARCA in Los Baños, Laguna. Twenty young farmers, selected out of 160 applicants from all over Luzon, joined the bootcamp to enhance their expertise in vegetable production and entrepreneurship. Almost half of them were women and their farms ranged from half a hectare to 12 hectares. They mastered farming techniques and learned to devise business strategies… Read more
THE Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), based at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), is putting a premium on strengthening the academe, industry and government (AIG) interconnectivity to boost agricultural transformation. SEARCA Director Glenn Gregorio emphasized the pivotal role of partnership and collaborative relationships in accelerating transformation in agriculture during the first International Research Opportunities, Developments and Extension Outcomes (IRODEO) conference. Jointly hosted by SEARCA and Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa Sr. Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology, the first IRODEO with the theme "Bridging Horizons: Integrating Knowledge for Regenerative Futures"… Read more
TO provide technical support to carbon farm planners and extension workers in Philippine rice-based farming systems, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has been offering a series of training activities. An endeavor in partnership with Newfields Consulting Ltd. (NFC), SEARCA Director Glenn Gregorio noted that by offering carbon emission monitoring services, "farmers can gain insight into their carbon footprint." "Farmers can implement efficient strategies and play an active role in promoting sustainable agricultural practices," he added. With a plan to organize the fourth workshop in November 2024, he said the first of the… Read more
THE International Cultural Communication Center Malaysia (ICCCM) has introduced the International Transnational Education Association (ITEA) and discussed potential areas of collaboration with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). ICCCM International Department deputy managing director Benjamin Leong said ITEA and SEARCA have a lot of similarities. "Learning about SEARCA's mandate and offerings, we also shared ITEA's notable undertakings. We shared these notable undertakings such as advocacy for transnational education standards, professional development and training programs, global education partnerships,networking events and conferences, and scholarship opportunities," he said. ICCCM serves as secretariat to ITEA, a non-profit… Read more
MASBATE CITY — The Dr. Emilio B. Espinosa Sr. Memorial State College of Agriculture and Technology (DEBESMSCAT) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) co-hosted the very first International Research Opportunities, Developments, and Extension Outcomes (IRODEO) Conference held on10-12 April 2024 at the Masbate Coliseum. IRODEO is a nod to Masbate's famous rodeo festival and coincided with the annual horsemanship event. The inaugural edition of this international event adopts the theme "Bridging Horizons: Integrating Knowledge for Regenerative Futures," highlighting a forward-looking approach to global challenges. Dr. Glenn Gregorio, SEARCA Center Director, was the… Read more
Infrastructure serves as the backbone of economic activity, enabling the efficient movement of goods and people, facilitating trade, and enhancing overall productivity. Research indicates that every public dollar invested in infrastructure yields a substantial economic return. For instance, a 2022 analysis by the World Bank revealed that public investment has the highest multipliers, averaging around 1.5. This means that a dollar of public investment results in $1.5 of economic activity. Furthermore, infrastructure spending has been shown to stimulate long-term competitiveness, enhance efficiency, and create employment opportunities. It also helps in the growth of industries and businesses, which ultimately leads to… Read more
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