SEARCA in the News

[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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna: Faculty members of eight universities from six countries gathered at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) to participate in a forum focused on responding to the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The faculty forum is an initiative of the SEARCA-initiated Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC). Its inaugural run on July 23 and 24 was jointly organized by SEARCA and UPLB. A total of 66 participants came from UC members, namely UPLB; Universiti…

Quezon villages go climate-smart

17 August 2019, Saturday
A joint effort by three international agencies is scaling out climate-resilient agricultural practices under different agroecosystems and conditions in Guinayangan town, Quezon province. "It takes a village to scale climate-smart agriculture," Leocadio Sebastian, regional program leader for the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (Cgiar) on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security in Southeast Asia (Ccafs SEA), said. His words sum up the advocacy of Ccafs SEA, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) to push for the establishment of climate-smart villages (CSVs) in Southeast Asia…
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