SEARCA in the News

Among the greenhouse gases that cause global warming, most reports emphasize more on carbon dioxide. But methane is equally significant. In fact, about 12 percent of global warming is attributed to increases of methane in the atmosphere. “Methane absorbs heat 21 times more than carbon dioxide and it has 9- to 15-year life time in the atmosphere over a 100-year period,” says Dr. Constancio Asis Jr., a recipient of the 2011 Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Award. Methane gas is created naturally as a waste product of anaerobic bacteria (living with little or no oxygen). These… Read more

Rice Straw Biogas hub, itatayo sa Laguna

22 September 2022, Thursday
Sinimulan ng Los Baños-based Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) at mga organisasyong nakabase sa United Kingdom ang isang proyekto upang gawing accessible ang malinis na enerhiya sa mga malalayo at hindi naseserbisyuhan na mga komunidad sa kanayunan. Ayon kay Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, Direktor ng SEARCA, ang proyektong “Rice Straw Biogas Hub” ay nabuo sa pakikipagtulungan ng UK-registered startup Straw Innovations (SI) bilang lead proponent, SEARCA, UK SME Koolmill, at UK academic partner na Aston University . Sinabi niya na ang tatlong taong proyektong nabanggit ay pinondohan ng Innovate UK sa ilalim ng… Read more

Rice Straw Biogas Hub to Rise in Laguna

22 September 2022, Thursday
A PROJECT of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture will soon provide clean energy in rural areas using rice straw. Dr. Glenn Gregorio, SEARCA director, said the “Rice Straw Biogas Hub” project is a collaboration of UK-registered startup Straw Innovations as lead proponent, SEARCA, the UK SME Koolmill and UK academic partner Aston University. The three-year project is funded by Innovate UK under the auspices of the United Kingdom Research and Innovation organization. “The project will generate biogas as clean energy from waste rice straw and provide an innovative package of technology services for… Read more

Rice straw biogas hub to rise in Laguna

21 September 2022, Wednesday
The Los Baños-based Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and United Kingdom-based organizations have started a project to make clean energy accessible to remote and underserved rural communities. According to Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA Director, the “Rice Straw Biogas Hub” project is a collaboration of UK-registered startup Straw Innovations (SI) as lead proponent, SEARCA, the UK SME Koolmill, and UK academic partner Aston University. He said the three-year project is funded by Innovate UK under the auspices of the United Kingdom Research and Innovation organization. “The project will generate biogas as clean energy… Read more
A Philippine government-hosted intergovernmental treaty organization in collaboration with a United Kingdom-based research organization has embarked on a project to make clean energy accessible to remote and underserved rural communities. Dr. Glenn Gregorio, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) director, said the project, "Rice Straw Biogas Hub," is a three-year undertaking. Gregorio said the project will generate biogas as clean energy from waste rice straw and provide an innovative package of technology services for rice farmers. The project which is funded by Innovate UK under the auspices of the United Kingdom Research and Innovation… Read more

SEARCA sets Nov. 30 deadline for contest

14 September 2022, Wednesday
An annual Southeast Asia-wide competition launched by Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) for photography enthusiasts has set a November 30 deadline for submission of entries that focuses on emerging agricultural innovations for the next generation. SEARCA Director Glenn Gregorio said that for its 16th year, the annual photo contest launched by SEARCA is themed "Emerging Agricultural Innovations for the Next Generation." The SEARCA Photo Contest 2022 is open to Filipinos and nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. Gregorio said SEARCA is in search of… Read more
The 2022 edition of the annual photo contest launched by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is in search of striking images of agricultural innovations in Southeast Asia. Themed “Emerging Agricultural Innovations for the Next Generation,” the SEARCA Photo Contest is open to Filipinos and nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. “We are looking for images that show technologies and innovation that are modernizing and transforming agriculture and rural development towards increased food supply and security,” said SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio. He explained that… Read more

Local solutions toward food

12 September 2022, Monday
The following link will take you to INQUIRER.net:   Local solutions toward food https://business.inquirer.net/361905/local-solutions-toward-food-security… Read more
Organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), a high-level Policy Forum on Rural Transformation in the Philippines: Pathways, Policies and Prospects began on Thursday, September 8, and ends today, September 9, at Luxent Hotel in Quezon City via Zoom. SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn Gregorio said the event was in collaboration with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Philippines, and the Rome-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Gregorio said this hybrid event has convened stakeholders from relevant Philippine government agencies, development and research organizations, and think tanks, civil society and farmers organizations… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Philippines, and Rome-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) organized the High-Level Policy Forum on Rural Transformation in the Philippines: Pathways, Policies, and Prospects to be held on 8-9 September 2022 at Luxent Hotel in Quezon City and via Zoom. According to SEARCA Director Glenn B. Gregorio, the hybrid event will convene stakeholders from relevant Philippine government agencies, development and research organizations and think tanks, civil society and farmers organizations, the academe, and the private sector to discuss the state of rural… Read more
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