SEARCA in the News

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has appointed Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), as Chairperson of the CHED Technical Panel for Agriculture (TPA). CHED said it “has appointed new technical panel members in the fields of public administration and agriculture to carry out the mandate of the Commission to harness the equal representation of the academe, government and industry in curriculum reform and ensure that academic programs produce the needed manpower for local and international needs.” The academe is represented in the TPA by Dr. Candida… Read more
A special program on youth called, “Young Forces for Agricultural Innovation” or #Y4AGRI, was launched by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) on the recent International Youth Day. SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio introduced #Y4AGRI at the SEARCA Online Learning and Virtual Engagement (SOLVE) webinar on “Youth Disengagement in Agriculture: Addressing Challenges, Creating Opportunities,” which featured youth leaders from the Philippines, Latin America and Africa, a SEARCA news release said. “To show  our commitment for the younger generations, our strategic plan for the next five years puts value on youth engagement in… Read more
Director Glenn Gregorio of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) was appointed by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) as chairman of its Technical Panel for Agriculture (TPA) to lead reforms in the agriculture curriculum. Gregorio said he welcomes the challenge to lead efforts in reforming the agriculture curriculum in the country’s higher education institutions (HEIs) to make it more relevant to the present and future job markets in the Philippines and abroad. “As agriculture remains a major engine of economic development in most Southeast Asian countries, HEIs are in a strategic position… Read more
To bring more young people to agricultural and rural development, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) launched a special program called Young Forces for Agricultural Innovation or #Y4AGRI on International Youth Day, August 12. The #Y4AGRI program was introduced by SEARCA Director Glenn Gregorio during the SEARCA Online Learning and Virtual Engagement (SOLVE) webinar called “SOLVE Youth Disengagement in Agriculture: Empowering Future Leaders in Southeast Asia” that featured youth leaders from the Philippines, Latin America and Africa. “To show our commitment [to] the younger generations, our strategic plan for the next five years… Read more
The Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) has re-formed its technical panel for agriculture (TPA) as part of a trend to make agriculture a preeminent policy tool in poverty reduction and economic growth. “The reconstitution of technical panels is anchored on the need to align higher education to standards, priorities and needs in international, regional and national settings. Experts from [the] academe, government and industry will assist the commission in policy formulation,” CHEd Chairman Prospero de Vera 3rd said in a statement on Tuesday. CHEd has appointed Glenn Gregorio, director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research… Read more
To make the farm sector a poverty reduction tool during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philippine government has reconstituted a technical panel for agriculture, which will be led by the chief of international think tank Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). A statement showed that the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has recently appointed SEARCA Director Glenn B. Gregorio as the new chairperson of the Philippines’ Technical Panel for Agriculture (TPA). CHED Chairman J. Prospero E. De Vera III said the reconstitution of technical panels is anchored on the need to align the country’s higher… Read more
GD&TĐ - Theo Thông báo của Tổ chức SEARCA (Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture), SEARCA sẽ cấp học bổng toàn phần cho công dân Việt Nam năm học 2021-2022. Theo đó, học bổng toàn phần dành cho công dân Việt Nam với trình độ, chuyên ngành đào tạo: Thạc sĩ và tiến sĩ về nông nghiệp và các ngành liên quan, học tại một số cơ sở đào tạo tại In-đô-nê-xi-a, Ma-lai-xi-a, Phi-líp-pin và Thái Lan. Chế độ học bổng: học bổng toàn phần bao gồm học phí và các phí học tập khác… Read more
Many people say that youth is the future of the nation—they have the ability to instill change in society and help in finding solutions to issues the world faces. The youth, in general, have the potential to improve the conditions in the country they live in, give voice to those who have none, and inspire possibilities for the betterment of society. This potential is exactly what the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) wants to tap and utilize through its Young Forces for Agricultural Innovation (#Y4AGRI) program. On August 12, in celebration of the… Read more
“The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the connections between supply chains and our consumption patterns, and the urgent need to redefine agricultural systems as food systems. A systemic view of agricultural food systems is imperative for the needed transformation, which should stem right from the hallowed halls of the universities and colleges.” This was the analysis of Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio and Dr. Rico C. Ancog of Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), a regional think tank hosted by the Philippine government. Headed by Dr. Gregorio, SEARCA is committed to elevating the quality of life… Read more
“THE COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the connections between supply chains and our consumption patterns, and the urgent need to redefine agricultural systems as food systems. A systemic view of agricultural food systems is imperative for the needed transformation, which should stem right from the hallowed halls of the universities and colleges.” This was the analysis of Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio and Dr. Rico C. Ancog of Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), a regional think tank hosted by the Philippine government. Headed by Dr. Gregorio, SEARCA is committed to elevating the quality of life… Read more
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