SEARCA in the News

The Protect Wildlife Activity (PWA), a wildlife conservation initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), was found to have contributed greatly to reduce the threats to wildlife and biodiversity. This was observed by the evaluation team under the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca)-led Final Performance Evaluation of PWA commissioned by USAID. Covering several biodiversity hotspots in the Philippines, the PWA was evaluated so that the results can help inform similar natural resource-conservation activities at present or in the future, said Searca Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio. He added that the… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is looking for short videos on “Youth in Sustainable Food Consumption and Waste Management” by young Cambodians and other Southeast Asians. The video entries may reveal personal experiences, practices, or advocacy that showcase how young people contribute to sustainable food consumption and food waste management, explained SEARCA in a press release. Branded as the SEARCA Youth COVIDeo Contest, the competition aims to spotlight healthy diets, responsible food choices, and proper disposal or use of food waste, particularly during the pandemic, it added. The contest is open to… Read more
Gene editing is just one technology that can be used to improve farm productivity and mitigate the effects of climate change, says Dr. Carl Ramage, Managing Director of Rautaki Solutions, Inc. and Chair of the Institutional Biosafety Committee of La Trobe University, Australia, in a virtual forum held last September 8. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) teamed up with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service, United States Embassy Manila, and the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) in holding a webinar titled “SOLVE Public Info-sufficiency… Read more
The Protect Wildlife Activity (PWA), a wildlife conservation initiative funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), was found to have contributed greatly to reduce the threats to wildlife and biodiversity. This was reportedly observed by the evaluation team under the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)-led Final Performance Evaluation of PWA commissioned by USAID. SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio thanked USAID for partnering with SEARCA and expressed hope for more opportunities to work together. He affirmed that SEARCA strongly supports USAID not only to protect biodiversity in the Philippines, but… Read more
Dubbed as the SEARCA Youth COVIDeo Contest, the competition aims to spotlight healthy diets, responsible food choices, and proper disposal or use of food waste, particularly during the pandemic. The contest is open to the youth, with ages from 15 to 35 years, who are citizens of the Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. The contest is focused on the youth because, according to SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, “there is merit in mobilizing the youth as consumers of food and potential innovators to transform food systems.” Gregorio, a United Nations Food Systems Champion, said the… Read more
A PHILIPPINE government-hosted inter-government treaty organization based at the campus of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) is looking for short videos on "Youth in Sustainable Food Consumption and Waste Management" by young Filipinos and other Southeast Asians. According to Dr. Glenn Gregorio, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) director, the first prize is $500, while the second and third prizes are $350 and $150, respectively. He added that $100 awaits the winner of the People's Choice Award. Now on its second year, Gregorio said the competition, which is branded as the "SEARCA Youth COVIDeo Contest" is an… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is looking for short videos on “Youth in Sustainable Food Consumption and Waste Management” by young Filipinos and other Southeast Asians. The video entries may reveal personal experiences, practices, or advocacy that showcase how young people contribute to sustainable food consumption and food waste management. Branded as the SEARCA Youth COVIDeo Contest, the competition aims to spotlight healthy diets, responsible food choices, and proper disposal or use of food waste, particularly during the pandemic. The contest is open to citizens of the Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is looking for short videos on “Youth in Sustainable Food Consumption and Waste Management” by young Filipinos and other Southeast Asians. The video entries may reveal personal experiences, practices, or advocacy that showcase how young people contribute to sustainable food consumption and food waste management. Branded as the SEARCA Youth COVIDeo Contest, the competition aims to spotlight healthy diets, responsible food choices, and proper disposal or use of food waste, particularly during the pandemic. The contest is open to citizens of the Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia… Read more
THE UNIVERSITY of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) has partnered with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) to establish a halal and health knowledge hub for the region.  The envisioned Halal Science and Technology (S&T) and One Health Knowledge Center will be hosted by the UPLB-School of Environmental Science and Management (SESAM). SEARCA said in a statement that the first phase of the project is to conceptualize the “Halal Industry and One Health ecosystem” as a developing innovation for growth and development.    “The Halal Science and Technology and One Health Knowledge Center… Read more
The Philippines has tapped international agricultural think tank Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and its partners for the international benchmarking of the country’s livestock, dairy, and poultry industries. In a statement, SEARCA said it is now implementing the collaborative study for this project with the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) and selected Asian research institutions. The project, called International Benchmarking Study of the Philippine Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Industries, was co-developed and funded by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA Director, said the study has been… Read more
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