SEARCA in the News

The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) have committed to work closely to fuel up the development and transfer of innovative technologies not only in the Philippines, but also in Southeast Asian region. The PCAARRD and SEARCA signed on April 29 a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to “develop and promote cooperation on education, training, research, technology transfer, and agri-incubation for the Philippines and the rest of Southeast Asia.” DOST-PCAARRD Executive Director Reynaldo V… Read more
INTERNATIONALIZATION units in many higher education institutions (HEIs) have begun setting up or if they already had, are improving on it, especially after the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) issued Memo Order 55, s. 2016 (CMO). Provincial universities, not wanting to be behind, and with our Asean presence becoming strongly felt in many spheres of life, many in academe vie for scholarships of their academics to experience some exposure to off-shore studies - to the culture of academe and around it. Why? Because the popular strategy for internationalization is "study abroad."Internationalization as space and as process. Internationalization in its broad… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has been tapped by the Research Institute for Asean and East Asia (ERIA) to develop the Asean Guidelines for the Utilization of Digital Technologies for Asean Food and Agricultural Sector, its news release said. SEARCA is expected to complete the guidelines in June 2021. The development of the guidelines is part of the project “Enhancing Food Supply Chain Resilience and Food Security in Asean with Utilization of Digital Technologies” of ERIA with the Asean Secretariat. SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio said the “digital technologies and innovations… Read more
THE Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) has tapped a Philippine-based inter-government treaty organization to develop the guidelines for the utilization of digital technologies for agriculture in the Association of Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN). Glenn Gregorio, director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), said his agency was tapped to develop the guidelines that will be part of the project titled "Enhancing Food Supply Chain Resilience and Food Security in ASEAN with Utilization of Digital Technologies" of ERIA with the ASEAN Secretariat. "Digital technologies and innovations are evident to support… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has been tapped by the Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) to develop the ASEAN Guidelines for the Utilization of Digital Technologies for ASEAN Food and Agricultural Sector. The development of the guidelines is part of the project “Enhancing Food Supply Chain Resilience and Food Security in ASEAN with Utilization of Digital Technologies” of ERIA with the ASEAN Secretariat. Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA Director, said “digital technologies and innovations are evident to support the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in transforming to a more resilient… Read more
At present, there are available scholarship programs and financial assistance being provided by the government and other entities that support graduate studies either in the Philippines or abroad. The graduate scholarships and financial assistance are provided by the Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Training Institute (DA-ATI) and Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR); Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD); Foreign Universities Worldwide; Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study in Agriculture (SEARCA); and United States Agency for International Development. DA-ATI and DA-BAR Scholarship Programs The degree programs include: The Expanded Human… Read more
AGRICULTURE SECTOR output growth in the first quarter will be weighed down by the performance of the livestock industry, with hog farmers still hampered by the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak, industry analysts said. The year-earlier comparative was a 1.7% decline in the agriculture sector by value of production in the first quarter of 2020, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The first quarter 2021 result is due for release on May 10. In 2020, the farm sector posted a 1.2% decline in output. The Department of Agriculture (DA) has said that it is targeting 2.5% growth for this… Read more
Leaders of 11 higher education institutions (HEIs) from the State Universities and Colleges-Association of Colleges of Agriculture in the Philippines are honing their skills at an executive course led by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in partnership with Singapore-based The HEAD Foundation (THF). “SEARCA’s current five-year strategic agenda focuses on accelerating transformation through agricultural innovation. Capacity development of leaders of agricultural HEIs is one avenue through which SEARCA contributes to accelerating systemic transformation,” said SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio in a news release. Meanwhile, THF is an international charitable organization that… Read more
Leaders of 11 higher education institutions (HEIs) from the State Universities and Colleges-Association of Colleges of Agriculture in the Philippines (SUC-ACAP) are honing their skills at an executive course led by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in partnership with Singapore-based The HEAD Foundation (THF). “SEARCA’s current five-year strategic agenda focuses on accelerating transformation through agricultural innovation. Capacity development of leaders of agricultural HEIs is one avenue through which SEARCA contributes to accelerating systemic transformation,” said SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio. Meanwhile, THF is an international charitable organization that supports capacity-building programs… Read more
Leaders of 11 higher education institutions (HEIs) from the State Universities and Colleges-Association of Colleges of Agriculture in the Philippines (SUC-ACAP) are honing their skills at an executive course led by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in collaboration with Singapore-based The HEAD Foundation (THF). “SEARCA’s current five-year strategic agenda focuses on accelerating transformation through agricultural innovation. Capacity development of leaders of agricultural HEIs is one avenue through which SEARCA contributes to accelerating systemic transformation,” said SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn Gregorio. THF is an international charitable organization that supports capacity-building programs designed to equip leaders with practical skills to address pressing challenges… Read more
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