SEARCA in the News

An “Analysis of Fruit and Vegetable Value Chains in the Philippines” funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and conducted by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) revealed the postharvest losses along the value chains of onion, tomato, and mango. The results of the study focused on the three commodities were presented at a recent virtual national policy forum jointly organized by SEARCA and SyCip Gorres Velayo & Company (SGV & Co.). Speaking at the forum, Usec. Evelyn Laviña, Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary for High Value Crops and Rural Credit, said onion, tomato, and… Read more
Some 50 multisector stakeholders from relevant government agencies, private sector, key livestock industry players and the academe participated in the recently conducted online inception workshop for the development of the Philippine Processed Pork Roadmap (PPPR) with a policy roundtable discussion. Spearheaded by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in partnership with the Department of Agriculture (DA), the workshop is part of the technical assistance to the Philippines of the Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the Asean Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns (ATMI-Asean) project. Asean stands for Association of Southeast… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) partnered for the conduct of the online Inception Workshop for the Development of the Philippine Processed Pork Roadmap cum Policy Roundtable Discussion on February 16, 2022. The workshop is part of the technical assistance to the Philippines of the “Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns (ATMI-ASEAN)” funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and implemented by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and SEARCA. The workshop was facilitated by the… Read more
Twenty-three members of the State Universities and Colleges-Association of Colleges of Agriculture in the Philippines Inc. (SUC-ACAP) are recipients of a 10-week Online Training on Research Designs and Methods for Higher Education Institutions in the Philippines (Research4HEIs). Implemented by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca), the training will run until March 11. The training is being conducted under the auspices of a Searca-Commission on Higher Education (CHED) project called “Leveling-Up Philippine Higher Education Institutions in Agriculture, Fisheries, and Natural Resources (LevelUPHEI Afar).” Searca Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio said the Searca-CHED partnership is… Read more

23 schools get SEARCA training

26 February 2022, Saturday
To help higher education institutions (HEIs) level up in their courses in agriculture, fisheries and natural resources, 23 members of the State Universities and Colleges-Association of Colleges of Agriculture in the Philippines Inc. are undergoing online training that will run until March 11, 2022. This 10-week Online Training on Research Designs and Methods for Higher Education Institutions in the Philippines is being implemented by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) in collaboration with the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). An intergovernmental treaty organization, Searca is hosted by the Philippine government with… Read more
A LEARNING event led by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Center of Excellence on Sustainable Agricultural Intensification and Nutrition (CE-SAIN) highlighted the establishment of school-plus-home gardens wherein sources of income and livelihood may come in. The event was the seventh session of the e-training titled, "Trainers' Training for Integrating the School-plus-Home Gardens cum Biodiversity Enhancement Enterprise" (SHGBEE) in Agricultural Technology Parks (ATPs) and Mini-ATPs in Cambodia earlier this month via Zoom. According to SEARCA, the event was a collaborative undertaking by SEARCA and CE-SAIN in partnership with the Kansas State… Read more
A 10-week Online Training on Research Designs and Methods for Higher Education Institutions in the Philippines (Research4HEIs) is being implemented by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) for 23 members of the State Universities and Colleges-Association of Colleges of Agriculture in the Philippines, Inc. (SUC-ACAP). The training will run until March 11, 2022. The training is conducted under the auspices of a SEARCA-Commission on Higher Education (CHED) project called “Leveling-Up Philippine Higher Education Institutions in Agriculture, Fisheries, and Natural Resources (LevelUPHEI AFAR).”  Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA Director, said the SEARCA-CHED partnership is in… Read more
A 10-week Online Training on Research Designs and Methods for Higher Education Institutions in the Philippines (Research4HEIs) is being implemented by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) for 23 members of the State Universities and Colleges-Association of Colleges of Agriculture in the Philippines, Inc. (SUC-ACAP). The training will run until March 11, 2022. The training is conducted under the auspices of a SEARCA-Commission on Higher Education (CHED) project called “Leveling-Up Philippine Higher Education Institutions in Agriculture, Fisheries, and Natural Resources (LevelUPHEI AFAR).” Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA Director, said the SEARCA-CHED partnership is… Read more
SEVENTEEN state universities and colleges (SUCs) are currently participating in the online Strategic Communication Planning Workshop: Enhancing Communication Skills for Higher Education Institutions in the Philippines (StratCom4HEIs) conducted by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) until March 14. Dr. Nova A. Ramos, who heads the SEARCA Training for Development Unit (T4DU) said the participants are from Agusan del Sur State College of Agriculture and Technology, Aklan State University, Benguet State University, Bulacan Agricultural State College, Cagayan State University, Ifugao State University, Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College, Jose Rizal Memorial State University-Dapitan City, Occidental… Read more

Isko vows to boost agriculture

18 February 2022, Friday
IF ELECTED president, Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso said that he will invest in agriculture to ensure food security. "Kung papalarin tayo (If we get lucky), we will continue to invest in the number one threat to national security, which is food security. The best way to do it, buhayin muli, palakasin muli ang akademya sa agrikultura (revive, strengthen agricultural schools)," the Aksyon Demokratiko standard bearer said during his recent visit to the University of the Philippines campus in Los Baños, Laguna. "Mamumuhunan tayo lalo na dito, magagaling talaga ang mga teacher dito pagdating sa pagkain o agrikultura (We… Read more
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