SEARCA in the News

The following link will take you to INQUIRER.net: New gumamela hybrid named after Education Secretary Leonor Briones https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1502696/new-gumamela-hybrid-named-after-education-secretary-leonor-briones… Read more
Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones now has a hybrid gumamela named after her. The University of the Philippines - Los Baños said this is in honor of Briones' passion for education and governance. “I am humbled and deeply honored to have a wonderful variant of Gumamela named after me. As a nature lover and educator, I appreciate the UPLB’s Women in Public Service series that recognizes outstanding Filipino women in government,” Briones said in a statement on Saturday. UPLB's Women in Public Service series is now on its 21st year.  The new Hibiscus rosa-sinensi “Leonor M. Briones” developed by the… Read more
The University of the Philippines – Los Baños (UPLB) decided to name a new gumamela hybrid after Department of Education Secretary Leonor Briones. The newest Hibiscus rosa-sinensis “Leonor M. Briones” was named under the DepEd chief for her "outstanding contributions to society by setting professional standards for public servants and introducing basic education reform initiatives."  “I am humbled and deeply honored to have a wonderful variant of Gumamela named after me. As a nature lover and educator, I appreciate UPLB’s Women in Public Service series that recognizes outstanding Filipino women in government,” Briones said Saturday. The Women in Public Service… Read more
GUMAMELA FLOWER – A new hybrid Gumamela flower was named after Education Chief Leonor Magtolis Briones. Recently, the University of the Philippines-Los Baños Women in Public Service named the new type of “Hibiscus rosa-Sinensis” or “Gumamela” as “Leonor M. Briones”. According to the UP members, this act was due to Briones’ huge contributions to their society. Furthermore, the newly named flower was awarded to her this Saturday. According to an article from Inquirer, Briones said: “I am humbled and deeply honored to have a wonderful variant of Gumamela named after me“ Briones said that she isn’t only an advocate for education… Read more
Ipinangalan kay Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones ang bagong hybrid ng gumamela na na-develop ng Institute of Plant Breeding. Ayon sa University of the Philippines – Los Banos (UPLB) ang pagpapangalan nila kay Briones ay bilang pagpupugay sa kaniyang dedikasyon pagdating sa edukasyon at pamamahala. Dahil dito ay nagpasalamat naman si Briones. “I am humbled and deeply honored to have a wonderful variant of Gumamela named after me. As a nature lover and educator, I appreciate the UPLB’s Women in Public Service series that recognizes outstanding Filipino women in government,” sinabi ng kalihim sa isang statement ngayong Sabado… Read more
Aseans recently participated in an online leadership program to strengthen their coordination to develop and implement regional policies on climate change and sustainable land use. Eight Asean member-states were represented in the recent second Asean Climate Leadership Programme (ACLP) that was conducted by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture () and the Deutsche Gessellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmBH-Climate-Smart Land Use in Asean (CSLU) Project. The program have sessions until October 28. Zahra Mutiara, adviser for the GIZ CSLU Project, said ACLP aims to support Asean in strengthening its coordinating role to develop and… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has agreed with the Society for the Advancement of Breeding Research in Asia and Oceania (SABRAO) to be co-publisher of the 52-year-old SABRAO Journal of Breeding and Genetics. An international society devoted to basic and applied aspects of breeding research in economically important plant species, SABRAO has been publishing the SABRAO Journal of Breeding and Genetics since 1969. SEARCA, on the other hand, has been the publisher of the Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development (AJAD), a bi-annual international refereed journal first published in 2004 to promote… Read more
After months of testing and implementation, six finalists compete for the top spot in the Grand Finals of the Innovation Olympics 2.0 (IO 2.0), an agri-hackathon that challenges the next generation​ of agriculture, business, and technology Filipino leaders to develop innovative solutions to​ real-life challenges of smallholder vegetable farmers. The IO 2.0 Grand Finals, which will be shown via Facebook Live on October 15, 2:00 p.m. (GMT +8), is set to determine the winning team who will receive PhP200,000 as cash prize to improve and continue their technology solution to help farmers in the Philippines. As part of the competition… Read more
After months of testing and implementation, six finalists compete for the top spot in the Grand Finals of the Innovation Olympics 2.0 (IO 2.0), an agri-hackathon that challenges the next generation​ of agriculture, business, and technology Filipino leaders to develop innovative solutions to​ real-life challenges of smallholder vegetable farmers. The IO 2.0 Grand Finals, which will be shown via Facebook Live on October 15, 2:00 p.m. (GMT +8), is set to determine the winning team who will receive PhP200,000 as cash prize to improve and continue their technology solution to help farmers in the Philippines. As part of the competition… Read more
The Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) said the Covid-19 pandemic trained a spotlight on the interconnectedness of the health of people, animals and the environment — also known as One Health. With this, SEARCA said it chose to focus the 2021 SEARCA Photo Contest on "One Health is Wealth: Healthy Agriculture and Sustainable Food One Health is Wealth: Healthy Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems," now on its 15th year with great cash prizes up for grabs among those who will join the contest. Cash prizes of US$1,000, $800, and $500 await… Read more
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