SEARCA in the News

THE Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) expressed support for the inclusion of One Health concepts in basic education curriculum across Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) member countries. SEARCA director Dr. Glenn Gregorio said the center has joined One Health experts and officials of the specialist institutions of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (Seameo) in a workshop on integrating One Health concepts in Southeast Asian (SEA) countries. Together with Gregorio representing the center at the said workshop held in Bangkok, Thailand on June 22 and 23, 2023 was SEARCA… Read more
A PHILIPPINE government-hosted intergovernmental treaty organization has engaged members of the judiciary during the annual biotech outreach of the United States Department of Agriculture-Foreign Agricultural Service Manila (USDA-FAS Manila) to provide members of the judiciary with "knowledge of the complexities and protocols of agri-biotech development." Glenn Gregorio, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) director, said the center was continuing its commitment to empowering members of the judiciary to create sound, unbiased, and evidence-based decisions and policy recommendations. Gregorio said SEARCA teamed up with the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA), the Philippine Association of Law Schools… Read more
Ninety-one-year-old National Scientist Dolores Ramirez began teaching at the University of the Philippines in 1956. She explains her ethos as a professor: "The genetic component in one's aptitude for mathematics is only 12 percent. That means the gene contributes only 12 percent, and 88 percent comes from the environment. You can't blame your parents if you're not good at math. The biggest factor is your math teacher. If you know this as a math teacher, you should teach math in a way that your students will learn. How do you do that? You will probably make it simpler and be… Read more
MUÑOZ, Nueva Ecija: The Central Luzon State University (CLSU) has hosted the third-year edition of an international summer short-term program offering an intensive training opportunity for international students interested in any of this year's track offerings: freshwater aquaculture, goat production and mushroom pharming. The program is a collaborative undertaking by CLSU, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), and the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC). Dr. Glenn Gregorio, SEARCA director, said the eight-day CLSU-SEARCA-UC International Summer Short-term Program (ISSP) kicked off on July 24 and will… Read more
The non-profit organization Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) plans to create a carbon farming consortium to generate carbon credits and cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while raising rice farmers' income. SEARCA director Glenn B. Gregorio, who made the announcement during a roundtable discussion, entitled Sustainable Food and Agriculture System in Southeast Asia, organized by the non-profit and the Philippine central bank Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, says the consortium will give incentives for Asian farmers to adopt innovative technologies that will reduce emission of a very powerful GHG – methane – that comes from… Read more
An ASEAN carbon farming consortium put up by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture is expected to generate carbon credit and cut greenhouse gas emission while raising farmers' income. SEARCA director Dr. Glenn Gregorio said the consortium would give incentives for Asian farmers to adopt innovative technologies that would reduce emission of a very powerful greenhouse gas and methane that comes from rice farming. It will generate carbon credits in the future. Aside from solving a huge environmental problem, it will raise farmers' income by at least 50 percent. It will generate rural jobs… Read more
FOCUSING on the center's upcoming initiatives and potential collaboration opportunities to enhance agricultural development in the region, the leadership of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) recently met with three ambassadors in a series of diplomatic engagements. According to Leah Domingo, SEARCA partnership unit public relations specialist, SEARCA Director Glenn Gregorio met with ambassadors of Israel, Canada and France to the Philippines, the center's host country, to boost agricultural development in Southeast Asia. Domingo said two were envoys of associate member countries of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), SEARCA's mother… Read more
AIMING to foster the development of innovative and practical solutions that can propel the agricultural sector to further growth and progress, the Philippine Association of Agriculturists (PAA) Inc. is set to host its 10th National Congress and 2023 Philippine Agriculturists' Summit at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City, Davao del Sur from July 25-27, 2023. According to Dr. Glenn Gregorio, director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the event is expected to bring together a diverse range of experts, policymakers and practitioners from various agricultural disciplines. Anchored on the theme "Sustainable… Read more
TO enhance English proficiency for incoming scholars, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has commenced its new fiscal year by offering customized training for the Academic Year 2023–2024. According to SEARCA, a group of 11 scholars hailing from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Vietnam actively participated in the Basic English Course. SEARCA director Dr. Glenn Gregorio said the Basic English Course is an annual offering by SEARCA designed to enhance the scholars' English proficiency and foster their comfort in using the language in preparation for their academic studies. The course, which… Read more
THIRTY-ONE participants representing 19 members of the State Universities and Colleges-Association of Colleges of Agriculture in the Philippines (SUC-ACAP) have undergone training in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on cage-free egg production. The training was organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) with the Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) Faculty of Animal Science offering the International Training on Cage-Free Innovation and Welfare Hub (ITCFIWH). Glenn Gregorio, SEARCA director, said the weeklong training from July 9 to 15, 2023 was aimed at equipping attendees with knowledge on best practices for cage-free egg production, ensuring safety and nutritional… Read more
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