SEARCA in the News

LOS BAŇOS, Laguna -- A Filipino scientist and research expert has been elected president of an international society, which is dedicated to the basic and applied aspects of breeding research in economically important plants. Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Academician and Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), is the new president of the Society for the Advancement of Breeding Research in Asia and Oceania (SABRAO) from 2019 to 2023. He succeeds Prof. Dr. Sang-Nag Ahn of Chungnam National University, South Korea. Formed in 1968—at a…
A Filipino has been elected president of an international society dedicated to basic and applied aspects of breeding research in economically important plants. Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Academician and Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), is president of the Society for the Advancement of Breeding Research in Asia and Oceania (SABRAO) from 2019 to 2023. He takes the helm from Prof. Dr. Sang-Nag Ahn of Chungnam National University, South Korea. Formed in 1968—at a time when many countries did not have strong government agencies…
A Filipino has been elected president of an international society dedicated to basic and applied aspects of breeding research in economically important plants. Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Academician and Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), is the new president of the Society for the Advancement of Breeding Research in Asia and Oceania (SABRAO) from 2019 to 2023. He succeeds Prof. Dr. Sang-Nag Ahn of Chungnam National University, South Korea. Formed in 1968—at a time when many countries did not have strong government agencies focused…
Being at the forefront of climate-smart agriculture and climate-smart villages, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) have partnered to implement a workshop on establishing CSVs for the weeklong ASEAN Climate Resilience Network (ASEAN-CRN) held this past week. "This program is grounded on SEARCA and IIRR's proven experience in conducting innovative regional learning activities and working with communities on climate-resilient agriculture," said Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA director. SEARCA hosted the workshop on establishing CSVs in the ASEAN region to improve food security and resiliency in…
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna: The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) see the potential of establishing climate-smart villages (CSVs) for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Climate Resilience Network. Glenn Gregorio, SEARCA director, said the program was grounded on SEARCA and IIRR's proven experience in conducting innovative regional learning activities and working with communities on climate-resilient agriculture. SEARCA, according to Gregorio, will host the workshop on establishing CSVs in the ASEAN to improve food security and resiliency in local communities. The workshop would be hosted at…
Including the youth, women and indigenous communities to manage forest and natural resources result in benefits that include improvements in livelihood and food security. This was discussed at the session on youth and gender inclusion in forestry that was organized by Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) at the Asia Pacific Forestry Week 2019 (APFW 2019) in Incheon, South Korea, from June 17 to 21. The APFW 2019 was jointly organized and hosted by the Korea Forest Service and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. APFW 2019's overall theme, "Forests…
BRINGING together voices of youth and women champions who have led the way to meaningful participation towards sustainable forest management (SFM), the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) organized the session on youth and gender inclusion in forestry at the Asia Pacific Forestry Week 2019 (APFW 2019) in Incheon, South Korea on June 17-21, 2019. SEARCA, an intergovernment treaty organization, said the APFW 2019 that was jointly organized and hosted by the Korea Forest Service and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations was anchored on the overall theme "Forests for…

SEARCA scholars honored at UPLB

4 July 2019, Thursday
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna: Three Filipino scholars and an Indonesian of an inter-government treaty organization hosted by the Philippine government were awarded at various recognition rites leading to the University of the Philippines Los Baño s (UPLB) Commencement Exercises held last June 22. Dr. Glenn Gregorio, director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), said the four were among their 34 scholars from eight Southeast Asian countries who completed their master’s in science (MS) and doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees in School Year 2018-2019 at various study posts in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand,…
THE 13th Meeting of the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (13th AWG-SF), which opened at the Wafa Hotel and Apartment in Gadong yesterday discussed promoting policy and practices of social forestry; establishing and strengthening AWG-SF information and communication systems; plan of action for ASEAN Cooperation in Social Forestry (2016-2020); promoting and developing support for AWG-SF and also updates from the ASEAN member states on Social Forestry as well as presentations from meeting partners. Acting Director of Forestry Noralinda binti Haji Ibrahim officiated the opening ceremony of the meeting organised by the Forestry Department, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism.…
AN intergovernment treaty organization hosted by the Philippine government is holding an international workshop to take stock of research, policy and initiatives toward sustainable water resource management systems for food security in Southeast Asia. Glenn Gregorio, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) director, said the three-day workshop would be participated by officials and technical staff of ministries of agriculture and national water and irrigation related agencies in Southeast Asia. "The intention is to develop an umbrella program that could serve as a platform for collaboration across participating institutions and other partners working in Southeast…
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