SEARCA in the News

Los Baños, Laguna—Aiming to reduce disaster risk towards a resilient agriculture sector, some 50 experts have convened in a forum at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture headquarters here and pledged to push for a resilient agricultural and rural communities. Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA Director, said the experts during the forum were moved to sign a commitment statement to push for promoting cost-effective measures, policies, and regulations, and transferable solutions to address economic, social, and political barriers towards resilient agricultural and rural communities. In collaboration with the Embassy of France in the Philippines… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna: The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) has announced the opening of a photo contest that focuses on the role of the youth in transforming the Southeast Asian (SEA) agriculture landscape. Glenn Gregorio, Searca director, said the 2019 Edition of the Searca Photo Contest (SPC) is zooming in on vibrant images that depict enterprising and innovative youth in Southeast Asia who are actively engaged in agriculture now and in the future. With the contest, Searca hopes that more young people would be inspired to involve themselves in agricultural pursuits. Five winning photographs… Read more

Promoting agriculture among learners

11 September 2019, Wednesday
SEARCA shares new plans to bolster the promotion of agriculture among the youth… Read more
Officials from the ministries of education, labor, and vocational training from the 11 Southeast Asian countries, as well as heads of specialist institutions of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), will convene in Brunei Darussalam on 9-10 September 2019 to discuss the current situation of technical and vocational education and training in Southeast Asia and to develop strategies to improve the regional cooperation and harmonization for the region. The Philippines will be represented by a delegation from the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). A Filipino also heads the Bangkok-based SEAMEO… Read more
OFFICIALS from ministries of education, labour, and vocational training in all of the 11 Southeast Asian countries, as well as heads of the specialist institutions for the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO), will convene in Brunei Darussalam today and tomorrow. They will discuss the current situation of technical and vocational education and training in Southeast Asia, while developing strategies to improve regional cooperation and harmonisation. With the theme ‘Strengthening Efforts Towards TVET 4.0’, the 5th High Officials Meeting (HOM) on Southeast Asia Technical and Vocational Education and Training (SEA-TVET) will determine and plan regional directions and strategies to… Read more
Los Baños, Laguna—An intergovernment treaty organization hosted by the Philippine government has opened a photo contest on vibrant images that depict enterprising and innovative Southeast Asia young “agripreneurs” who are actively engaged in agriculture now and in the future. Launched by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture, the photo contest is open to all nationals of the Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. Leah Lyn Domingo, SEARCA public relations specialist, said this year’s competition aims to capture scenes that illustrate the theme “Cultivating Southeast Asia’s Youth… Read more
School-Plus-Home Gardens Project (S+HGP) model piloted in six schools in Laguna will soon be replicated on Busuanga Island in Palawan to help the island secure its food needs in light of its poor soil quality. This was the consensus reached at a recent consultation convened in Coron, Palawan by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños with the local government, schools and tourism industry. The S+HGP models in Laguna saw harvests from the school gardens provide fresh vegetables for the school-based feeding program and whose gardening-feeding… Read more
Late improvements in GM innovation incorporate an approach to counteract the mainstream Cavendish banana assortment from being cleared out by the Fusarium wither parasite, as per the most recent report of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) discharged a week ago (29 August) in Manila. The Cavendish — which records for about portion of all banana assortments developed on the planet and most imports into Europe and the US — can be shielded by grafting in qualities from banana assortments impervious to the savage Tropical Race 4 (TR4) strain of the Fusarium oxysporum parasite just as… Read more
MANILA -- The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) have discussed building a partnership to promote the importance of agriculture among Filipino learners. Education Secretary Leonor Briones, in a statement on Thursday, said agriculture is one of the recommended fields for students nationwide. "We are primarily an agricultural country and we want to enhance interest in agriculture,” Briones said. On Aug. 28, SEARCA Director Glenn Gregorio presented to DepEd the center's programs that may be linked with the K to 12 curriculum, particularly in agriculture, under the Technical-Vocational track… Read more
The Department of Education (DepEd) is eyeing to integrate more agricultural concepts in the K to 12 curriculum to further enhance the learners’ interest in agriculture. “Agriculture is one of the main recommended fields for our students,” said Education Secretary Leonor Briones. “We are primarily an agricultural country and we want to enhance interest in agriculture,” she added. Briones and Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Director Glenn Gregorio recently met to discuss possible partnership in promoting agriculture among learners. During the meeting, Gregorio presented SEARCA’s programs that may be linked to DepEd’s K… Read more
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