SEARCA in the News

The Philippine Association of Agriculturists (PAA), Inc., the sole Accredited Integrated Professional Organization (AIPO) for Agriculture in the Philippines, is set to host its 10th National Congress and 2023 Philippine Agriculturists' Summit. The event, scheduled from July 25 to 27, will take place at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City, Davao del Sur. 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. He noted that the congress aims to… Read more
Peserta Bab 33 yang mewakili 19 anggota Universitas Negeri dan Kolese – Konsorsium Sekolah Tinggi Pertanian Filipina (SUC-ACAP) menjalani pelatihan di Yogyakarta, Indonesia tentang produksi telur tanpa kandang. Pelatihan ini diselenggarakan oleh Pusat Regional Asia Tenggara untuk Studi Pascasarjana dan Penelitian Pertanian (SEARCA) dengan Fakultas Peternakan Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) menyediakan pelatihan International Cage-Free Care and Innovation Center (ITCFIWH). Glenn Gregorio, Direktur SEARCA, mengatakan pelatihan selama seminggu dari 9-15 Juli 2023 dimaksudkan untuk memberikan pengetahuan kepada peserta tentang praktik terbaik untuk produksi telur tanpa kandang, memastikan keamanan dan kualitas nutrisi, dan mempromosikan praktik pertanian berkelanjutan untuk lingkungan. pertanian yang bertanggung… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna: Some 40 Taiwanese and Filipino students visited the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) on July 10, 2023 to enhance their understanding of the center's influential research and work on climate change, rural development and food security. SEARCA director Dr. Glenn Gregorio said the visit by these students from the Youth Cultural and Learning Immersion Camp, along with two Taiwanese professors, was an enriching cultural and academic exchange. The visit was arranged by the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) Faculty of Management and Development Studies under its Project Learning… Read more
THE Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) has renewed institutional ties setting to co-organize a pioneering tri-conference this year. SEARCA director Dr. Glenn Gregorio said it was an event marked by renewed commitment and increased cooperation when the center and UPOU signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and a memorandum of agreement (MoA) on June 29, 2023 at the UPOU Campus in Los Baños, Laguna. Leading the ceremonial signing were Gregorio and Dr. Melinda Bandalaria, UPOU chancellor. They were joined by various delegates from both… Read more
TUGUEGARAO CITY: A delegation from the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office 2 (DA-RFO2) here conducted a benchmarking at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) to refine their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) processes. According to Bernadette Galoso, DA-RFO2 M&E project evaluation officer, the interest of the Region 2 (Cagayan Valley) Agriculture office in SEARCA's monitoring and evaluation system stems from a desire to replicate similar methodologies in their context. Galoso expressed the commitment of their M&E office to tracing the impacts of their implemented and funded projects, aligning with the overall mandate of the… Read more
The HEAL-PH mobile application, developed by Team M1R4G3 from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), emerged as the champion in the Food is Life Exemplified: Planetary Health Diet (FLExPHD) app development competition. The event was co-organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD). FLExPHD was a groundbreaking initiative aimed at transforming the food system and promoting the adoption of a science-based, values-driven, plant-based diet known as the… Read more
THE HEAL-PH mobile application developed by Team M1R4G3 from the University of the Philippines-Los Baños won the top prize in the Food is Life Exemplified: Planetary Health Diet app development competition. Designed to cultivate healthy eating habits, the HEAL-PH app uses innovative features to assist students in making informed dietary choices. By using image recognition technology, the app accurately identifies food items and assigns health points, empowering the users to evaluate their selections. The exceptional capabilities of HEAL-PH secured for the team a prize of P500,000, which will be used to further develop the app into a downloadable version to… Read more
THE UNIVERSITY of the Philippines Open University renewed its partnership with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture through signing a series of agreements last month. UPOU said the signing aims to sustain the "nurturing relationship between the two institutions especially in the conduct of collaborative research projects, implementation of non-formal online courses, and the interlinking of institutional cooperation." The University of the Philippines Open University Foundation, Inc. will help strengthen the bond between UPOU and SEARCA in realizing their shared goals, it added. UPOU Chancellor Dr. Melinda Bandalaria emphasized the longstanding collaboration between UPOU… Read more
The HEAL-PH mobile application, developed by Team M1R4G3 from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), emerged as the champion in the Food is Life Exemplified: Planetary Health Diet (FLExPHD) app development competition. The event was co-organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST PHL), and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD). FLExPHD was a groundbreaking initiative aimed at transforming the food system and promoting the adoption of a science-based, values-driven, plant-based diet known as the… Read more
BANGKOK: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded Regional Agriculture Innovation Network (RAIN) project recently launched by Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development (Winrock) is expected to benefit 30,000 Thai farmers. "RAIN is a five-year project funded by the USDA and implemented by Winrock International to validate and scale climate-smart innovations (CSIs) across several agricultural value chains," commented Chargé d'Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Thailand Gwendolyn Cardno on June 21. She added that RAIN aims to improve productivity and markets through extension services and financial support. To cooperate on RAIN, Winrock signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the… Read more
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