SEARCA in the News

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research and Agriculture (SEARCA) recently hosted a session on the regional implications of the Philippines' Rice Tariffication Law. The Research Symposium was part of the 11th World Rice Conference organized by The Rice Trader (TRT). Republic Act 11203, also known as the Rice Tariffication Law, has recently been passed in the Philippines with the purpose of lifting existing quantitative import restrictions on rice. With the current influx of imported rice and the consequent plunge in domestic farmgate prices, the Rice Tariffication Law has amassed mixed reactions from various stakeholders of the local…
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) have agreed to continue cooperating on programs that will mainstream biodiversity in agriculture. Asean is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. In a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed on Nov. 4, 2019, the two international organizations agreed to carry on their collaboration to pursue their common objective of building capacities of Asean member-states in biodiversity conservation as it relates to agriculture and food. Signatories to the MOU were Searca Director Glenn Gregorio and ACB Executive Director Theresa Mundita Lim. Searca…

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14 November 2019, Thursday
Senator Cynthia A. Villar (right) delivers a speech during the 1st National Scientific Conference on Water at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture for the Integrated Water Resource Management Harmonizing Research Technology and Policy Toward Water Security for All at the University of the Philippines in Los Baños, Laguna last Nov. 8.
Horticulture experts from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) discussed the status and prospects of the calamansi industry in Oriental Mindoro, the largest producer of calamansi in the country at a seminar convened by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) last February 12. Dr. Calixto Protacio presented an "Analysis of Calamansi Production Practices in Oriental Mindoro," while Dr. Domingo Angeles talked about the "Calamansi Sub-sector Industry Situationer, Challenges, Programs, and RDE Needs." Both are full professors at the Institute of Crop Science of the UPLB College of Agriculture and Food Science.…
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna - The Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research and Agriculture (SEARCA) will hold a session on the regional implications of the Philippine Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) during the Inaugural Rice Research Symposium on Wednesday (Nov. 13) at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel. The research symposium is part of the 11th World Rice Conference organized by The Rice Trader (TRT). Republic Act 11203 or the RTL has recently been passed in the Philippines with the purpose of lifting existing quantitative import restrictions on rice. With the current influx of imported rice and the consequent plunge…
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna—The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) renewed their partnership in integrating and mainstreaming biodiversity into agriculture. ACB Executive Director Theresa Mundita Lim and SEARCA Director Glenn Gregorio signed the second memorandum of understanding (MOU) for institutional cooperation in a ceremony held at the SEARCA hotel at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) last week. The MOU is a continuation of the collaboration between the two organizations in pursuing their shared objectives of promoting sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation. "We are continuing this…
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) have agreed to continue cooperating on programs that will mainstream biodiversity in agriculture. In a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed on 4 November 2019, the two international organizations agree to carry on their collaboration to pursue their common objective of building capacities of the ASEAN Member States (AMS) in biodiversity conservation as it relates to agriculture and food. Signatories to the MOU were Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA Director, and Dr. Theresa Mundita S. Lim, ACB Executive Director. SEARCA and…
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THE Department of Education (DepEd) has expressed support for the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture’s (Searca) advocacy to strengthen academe-industry-government interconnectivity for agricultural development. This was reiterated during Searca’s investiture rites for Glenn Gregorio as the 11th Searca director presided by Education Secretary Leonor Briones on October 28 at the center’s headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna. Gregorio assumed office as Searca director in May and has since led the center in crafting its strategic plan for the next five years, from 2020 to 2025. In her keynote address, Briones affirmed she supports the focus…
The ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) have renewed their partnership in integrating and mainstreaming biodiversity into agriculture. ACB executive director Theresa Mundita Lim said the partnership is being continued to further their efforts in mainstreaming biodiversity in agriculture in the region. “Mainstreaming is important because of the inextricable connection between agriculture and biodiversity. Together, our organizations can work to strike the balance between the two,” she said. The ACB chief said agrobiodiversity— the variety and variability of animals, plants, and micro-organisms that are used directly or…
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