SEARCA in the News

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
The Los Baños-based Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) launched its special program on youth called “Young Forces for Agricultural Innovation” or #Y4AGRI on the International Youth Day last August 12. SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio introduced #Y4AGRI at the SEARCA Online Learning and Virtual Engagement (SOLVE) webinar on “SOLVE Youth Disengagement in Agriculture: Empowering Future Leaders in Southeast Asia,” which featured youth leaders from the Philippines, Latin America, and Africa. “To show our commitment for the younger generations, our strategic plan for the next five years puts value on youth engagement in agricultural… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) launched its special program on youth called “Young Forces for Agricultural Innovation” or #Y4AGRI on the International Youth Day last August 12. 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. “To show our commitment for the younger generations, our strategic plan for the next five years puts value on youth engagement in agricultural and rural development,” Dr. Gregorio… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) on Wednesday kicked off its special program on youth called “Young Forces for Agricultural Innovation” or #Y4AGRI on International Youth Day to bring more youth in agricultural and rural development. Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA Director has introduced the #Y4AGRI program during the SEARCA Online Learning and Virtual Engagement webinar on “SOLVE Youth Disengagement in Agriculture: Empowering Future Leaders in Southeast Asia” which featured youth leaders from the Philippines, Latin America and Africa. Gregorio said to show their commitment for the younger generations, their strategic plan for… Read more
The Department of Agriculture (DA) had set aside millions of funds for a research study – which will be done in coordination with a state university in Pampanga – that will help look for access to technologies that can accurately detect and effectively manage, control, and contain emerging animal diseases. This is amid the persistence of African Swine Fever (ASF) and bird flu in the country, which are both highly destructive to livestock and poultry industry. A statement showed that DA has recently signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU) in Magalang, Pampanga for… Read more
The Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) is set to support the coconut industry development plan of Quezon Province in the areas of value addition to coconut products, linkages of farmers to the market and farmers’ organization. Searca Director Glenn Gregorio said the group is collaborating with the Quezon provincial government to achieve its vision of “a market-driven coconut industry with empowered and resilient farmers, engaging in profitable coconut-based enterprises, contributing to inclusive and sustainable agricultural development.” Pedcris Orencio, Searca program head for Research and Thought Leadership, said the Office of the… Read more
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