SEARCA in the News

An inter-government treaty organization in graduate study and research in agriculture continues to collaborate with a Cambodia-based university in the development of an internal quality assurance (IQA) system conducted in 10 online workshops. Between the Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) in Cambodia, the partnership agreement is to establish broad-based technical cooperation for the development of an IQA mentoring program for RUA. This SEARCA-RUA IQA project which was funded by the Higher Education Improvement Project of Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports was spearheaded… Read more
THE town of Los Baños in Laguna province will be the site of a two-country study on coping strategies to ensure food security among urban households during the Covid-19 pandemic. The study is jointly implemented by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and its Indonesia-based sister centers under the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (Seameo). While SEARCA is conducting the study in the Philippines, the Seameo Regional Center for Food and Nutrition and Seameo Regional Center for Tropical Biology will implement the study in two cities in Indonesia. Dr. Pedcris Orencio, SEARCA… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is conducting a research in Los Baños, Laguna, on urban households’ coping strategies on food security during the Covid-19 pandemic. At the same time, a similar study is also being held in two cities in Indonesia by sister centers under the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, the Seameo Regional Center for Food and Nutrition, and Seameo Regional Centre for Tropical Biology. SEARCA is among the centers of Seameo. According to Dr. Pedcris M. Orencio, SEARCA program head for Research and Thought Leadership, the center will attempt to… Read more
Los Baños, Laguna is the site of a two-country study on coping strategies to ensure food security among urban households during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study is jointly implemented by of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and its Indonesia-based sister centers under the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO). SEARCA is conducting the study in the Philippines, while the SEAMEO Regional Center for Food and Nutrition (RECFON) and SEAMEO Regional Centre for Tropical Biology of SEAMEO (BIOTROP) will implement the study in two cities in Indonesia. According to Dr. Pedcris M. Orencio… Read more
THE Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has organized a three-day training workshop on vegetable production at Salvacion National High School, Busuanga town in Palawan province. The training workshop, through the School-plus-Home Gardens Project, is in line with the project's commitment to build the capacities of agricultural extension workers in local government units (LGUs) and educators from Busuanga and Coron in providing technical assistance on crop production and improving soil productivity in the school gardening activities of target schools. According to Dr. Glenn Gregorio, SEARCA director, the training workshop is a joint… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and Manila-based Synergygroup Operations, Inc. (SGOI) have teamed up to implement the School Edible Landscaping for Entrepreneurship (SEL4E) Project in Rizal Province. They formalized their partnership in a signing ceremony held on 1 July 2022 at SEARCA in Los Baños, Laguna. The SEL4E Project takes off from the success of the School-plus-Home Gardens Project (S+HGP) implemented by SEARCA in six elementary and high schools in Laguna wherein harvests from the school gardens provided fresh vegetables for the school-based feeding program and enhanced the food and nutrition security… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna: An intergovernmental treaty organization hosted by the Philippines and a company that provides an end-to-end maritime solution with tailored services have forged a partnership to implement the School Edible Landscaping for Entrepreneurship (SEL4E) Project in Rizal province. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has partnered with the Manila-based Synergy Group Operations Inc. (SGOI) for the project as part of its corporate social responsibility or CSR program. Aside from contributing financial resources to the project, SGOI will also engage its employees in community activities, according to SEARCA. SEARCA said the SEL4E… Read more
This link wil take you to the Facebook page of DZRH news' Radyo Henyo: How to secure food sufficiency in PH with dwindling number of scientists, professionals, and technicians in the agri sector https://fb.watch/ejvbvHr290/… Read more
Arsenio Molina Balisacan President Ferdinand Marcos Jr’s pick as director general of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is Arsenio Balisacan, who also served as NEDA chief during the administration of President Benigno “Noynoy” S. Aquino III. Educational background BS Agriculture from Mariano Marcos State University (1979) MS Agricultural Economics from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (1982) PhD Economics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (1985) Work experience NEDA director general (2012 – 2016) Secretary of Socio-Economic Planning Board chairman of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies Chairperson of the Boards of the Philippine Statistics Authority… Read more
Representatives from local government units of Quezon Province and Catanauan, Quezon and University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) student interns were trained by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in cooperation with UPLB, for a baseline assessment of the coconut industry in Quezon province. The training was led by Dr. Pedcris M. Orencio, SEARCA Program Head for Research and Thought Leadership, and Blanquita Pantoja, University Researcher at UPLB and the training technical coordinator. Orencio said the baseline assessment is part of scaling of the processes based on the “SEED Guidebook: Scaling and… Read more
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