SEARCA in the News

HINIMOK ng isang propesor sa University of the Philippines Los Baños ang mga kabataan na kumuha ng kursong agrikultura dahil hindi lamang pagsasaka ang maaaring gawin dito kundi maaari rin itong maging negosyo. Ayon kay Dr. Glenn Gregorio, agriculture professor sa nasabing unibersidad, kasalukuyan nang dini-develop ang curriculum sa Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness kung saan hindi lamang magiging agriculturist ang mga estudyante pagka-graduate kundi maaari ring maging agripreneur. “We should change the mindset of the farmers to be business-like,” wika ni Dr. Gregorio, chairperson ng technical panel sa Commission on Higher Education na bumubuo ng curriculum sa agriculture education… Read more
Seventy students competed in the first Laguna Robot LEGOlympics 2022 that engaged them in problem-solving, including in farming, through critical thinking. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture hosted the recent event in collaboration with Felta Multi-Media Inc., National University-Laguna, Department of Trade and Industry-Laguna and Infor, said SEARCA.   Elementary and high-school students from National University-Laguna, Alpha Angelicum Academy, Columban College-Olongapo, and Mines Elementary School participated in the event.  SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio said it was the first on-site LEGOlympics held with participants from different schools in Laguna, Metro Manila and Olongapo.  … Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture, as well as the Department of Education (DepEd), have inked a memorandum of understanding for institutional cooperation, with SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio and Dr. Leonor Magtolis Briones, who was education chief at that time, as signatories. They agreed to collaborate on joint research, capacity-building activities, as well as knowledge and information exchange to benefit both local learners and educators. “We acknowledge the important role of DepEd in the country in promoting agriculture among the Filipino youth,” Dr. Gregorio said during the ceremonial signing. Graduate-level research integrated… Read more

SEARCA Inilungsad ang SHARING

13 August 2022, Saturday
Inilungsad ng Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)  ang SEARCA Hub for Agriculture and Rural Innovation for the Next Generation (SHARING) nitong nakaraang  August 12, 2022, sa ganap na ika – 9 ng  umaga sa  SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna. Dumalo sa nasabing  okasyon sina: JOSE GASPAR DOS REIS GARCIA PIADADE, Ambassador ng Republica Democratica De Timor Leste, Embaxaida, Em Manila., Filipinas; LEONOR BRIONES , Former DepEd Secretary at Current Director ng (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization) SEAMEO Regional Center for Innovation and Technology; MYLENE ABIVA , CEO ng Felta Multimedia Inc.; DR… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) hosted the 1st Laguna Robot LEGOlympics 2022 held last July 15 in collaboration with FELTA Multi-Media Inc., National University-Laguna, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Laguna, and Infor. Elementary and high school students from National University-Laguna, Alpha Angelicum Academy, Columban College-Olongapo, and Mines Elementary School participated in the event. SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio said this is the first on-site LEGOlympics held with participants from different schools in Laguna, Metro Manila, and Olongapo. With the theme “Farmers’ Friend,” the competition brought together 70 students and coaches “to challenge the intellectual skills… Read more
ISAAA Inc. took science communication further by combining responsible science reporting and the potential of social media to advocate modern biotechnology and reach a wider range of audiences of various demographics in a two-day virtual workshop in collaboration with the Philippine Department of Agriculture's Biotech Program Office and the SEARCA Biotechnology Information Center (BIC). The online event was held from June 30 to July 1, 2022, via Zoom and accommodated 35 researchers, scholars and communications and media personnel from the Philippines. The topics that were presented included using social media platforms for science communication by Kamila Navarro, science editor at… Read more
WINNERS of the 1st Laguna Robot LEGOlympics 2022 held at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) headquarters in University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) on July 15 will be competing at the Philippine Robotics Olympiad 2022 on August 13 at the Santa Rosa City Multi-Purpose Sports Complex. These high school students are from National University (NU)-Laguna and Alpha Angelicum Academy, respectively, who will also have the chance to compete at the World Robot Olympiad in Dortmund, Germany in November 2022. The 1st Laguna Robot LEGOlympics 2022 was led by SEARCA through the… Read more
Le Centre régional d’études supérieures et de recherche en agriculture de l’Asie du Sud-Est (Searca) en partenariat avec SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co. (SGV) a été sollicité par la Banque asiatique de développement (BAD) pour formuler le Plan national de modernisation et d’industrialisation de l’agriculture et de la pêche (Nafmip ) 2021-2030. Le Nafmip, qui est le plan directionnel sur 10 ans du ministère de l’Agriculture (DA), a été lancé au cours du Mois national des agriculteurs et des pêcheurs 2022 en mai avec l’ancien secrétaire à l’Agriculture William Dar à la tête de la cérémonie d’acceptation du plan par… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in partnership with SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co. (SGV) was tapped by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to formulate the National Agriculture and Fishery Modernization and Industrialization Plan (Nafmip) 2021-2030. The Nafmip, which is the 10-year directional plan of the Department of Agriculture (DA), was launched during the 2022 National Farmers and Fisherfolks' Month in May with former Agriculture secretary William Dar leading the ceremonial acceptance of the plan by agri-fishery stakeholders. Farmers and fisherfolk signed a pledge of support to the Nafmip. SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co. (SGV), was tapped by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to formulate the National Agriculture and Fishery Modernization and Industrialization Plan (NAFMIP) 2021-2030, the 10-year directional plan of the Department of Agriculture (DA). The NAFMIP 2021-2030 was presented and launched publicly during the 2022 National Farmers and Fisherfolks’ Month held last May with former Agriculture Secretary William Dar leading the ceremonial acceptance of the plan by agri-fishery stakeholders. Farmers and fishers also signed a pledge of support to the NAFMIP… Read more
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