SEARCA in the News

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna -- A photo contest which zooms in on images depicting Southeast Asian youth actively engaged in agriculture has been launched to inspire others to become "agripreneurs". The 2019 edition of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Photo Contest is open to all nationals of the Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam, said Leah Lyn D. Domingo, public relations specialist of the Office of the SEARCA Director, told Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Wednesday. “This year’s competition aims to capture scenes that illustrate the… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna -- The Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) will expand the coverage of its banking services by setting up additional satellite centers and deployment of mobile tellers in remotest and depressed provinces nationwide. In an interview with the Philippine News Agency, LBP First Vice President for Strategic Planning Elcid Pangilinan said the bank has approved in principle the opening of over 250 banking outlets in an effort to strengthen and improve the financial infusion for un-banked areas. The bank has targeted to complete the project in the next five years aimed at improving the urgent need for financial… Read more
[MANILA] Recent developments in genetic modification (GM) technology include a way to prevent the popular Cavendish banana variety from being wiped out by the Fusarium wilt fungus, according to the latest report of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) released last week (29 August) in Manila. The Cavendish — which accounts for nearly half of all banana varieties grown in the world and most imports into Europe and the US — can be protected by splicing in genes from banana varieties resistant to the deadly Tropical Race 4 (TR4) strain of the Fusarium oxysporum fungus as well as a gene from… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna -- A joint agreement calling for reinvigorated efforts to effectively shield the agriculture sector from the devastation caused by natural calamities in the Southeast Asia region, was signed here Friday by key officials from the national and local government, international financial institutions, and private organizations Delegates to the two-day "Forum on Reducing Disaster Risks towards a Resilient Agricultural Sector" at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) headquarters here have committed to safeguarding the agriculture sector because it is one of the basic components in the provision of stable food supply across… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has set August 31, 2019 as the deadline of applications for research scholarships to doctorate students whose dissertation topics are relevant to its priority thrusts. The scholarship is open to Filipinos and other Southeast Asians from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. Headquartered at the campus of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), SEARCA provides research funds not to exceed US$4,500 and optional internship at the center for up to two months. Those who will avail of the internship… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Embassy of France in the Philippines will jointly convene a forum with key stakeholders of the agricultural and rural sector to tackle the interactions between disaster and the agricultural landscape. The forum will take a close look at how various stakeholders of the sector cope with the effects of disasters in various stages, from preparation to post disaster recovery. SEARCA Director Glenn B. Gregorio said examining agriculture-disaster interactions will also bring into the picture the link between development and vulnerability of agriculture and rural areas… Read more
SA NAKARAANG mga panahon, pinagtuunan ng kagawaran ng agrikultura ang katiyakan sa suplay ng bigas ngunit ngayon ay katiyakan na sa pagkain. Imbes na food security nararapat na food sustainability, ito ang dahilan kaya mas maiging pagtuuan ng bansa ang bio teknolohiya Up to now, GM crops is up to uproval by the lower house of congress according to Dr. Benigno D. Pecson, Member and Board of Trustees, ISAAA Philippines, President, Coalition for Agriculture Modernization in the Philippines Inc. (CAMP) Sa pag usad ng agham at makabagong teknolohiya ang progreso ng genetic engineering makikitang nababanaag na ang hinaharap ng food… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna: Research scholarships offered to doctoral students by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) with topics relevant to SEARCA's priority thrusts are still open for interested applicants until August 31. Leah Lyn Domingo of the SEARCA public relations office said for fiscal year 2019-2020, priority would be given to research scholarship applications that are anchored on any of the topics defined by the project. Domingo said under the project titled "Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the Asean Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns," the topics focus on priority… Read more
Los Baños, Laguna—The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture has set August 31 as the deadline of applications for research scholarships to doctorate students whose dissertation topics are relevant to its priority thrusts. Leah Lyn Domingo, Searca Public Relations Specialist, said the scholarship is open to Filipinos and other Southeast Asians from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. Headquartered at the campus of the University of the Philippines Los Baños, Searca provides research funds not to exceed US$4,500 and optional internship at the center for up to two months… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has set the deadline of applications for research scholarships to doctorate students August 31. The scholarship is open to Filipinos and other Southeast Asians from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. Headquartered at the campus of the University of the Philippines Los Baños, SEARCA provides research funds not exceeding to $4,500 and optional internship at the center for up to two months. Those who will avail themselves of the internship may be given additional scholarship funds to cover travel expenses… Read more
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