SEARCA in the News

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
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) have partnered to increase onion production in the country and improve the local supply systems. SEARCA and JGF have sealed their cooperation in a memorandum of understanding signed by SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio and JGF Executive Director Ma. Gisela H. Tiongson early this month, said SEARCA in a news release. Tiongson said the “farmers need partners who can provide them with access to information and technology to help them improve their productivity, increase the value of their produce and, in… Read more
ORIENTAL Mindoro’s newly converted state university is taking leadership in Calamansi research and development (R&D) in the province. Mindoro State University’s (MinSU) researches on sustainable agriculture particularly in calamansi are currently being intensified to boost calamansi production. These serve as significant materials for the university to seek fund grants from institutions like Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development through the Mimaropa Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium, Department of Science and Technology (DoST), Department of Agriculture, Batangas State University and… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), together with Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF), teamed up to boost onion production in the country and at the same time improve local supply systems. The partnership between the two organizations was formalized with the recent signing of a memorandum of understanding between SEARCA, an organization that serves ASEAN countries, represented by Director Dr. Glenn Gregorio and JGF Executive Director Ma. Gisela Tiongson. Tiongson stressed that “farmers need partners who can provide them with access to information and technology to help them improve their productivity, increase the value… Read more
University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)-based Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) have teamed up to help boost the production of onion, one of the country’s high-value crops. JGF Executive Director Ma. Gisela Tiongson said farmers need partners who can provide them with access to information and technology to help them improve their productivity, increase the value of their produce, and in the process, build their agro-enterprises. “I believe SEARCA’s experience and expertise in education, training and research will provide an important dimension in deepening our understanding of… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) have partnered to increase onion production in the country and improve the local supply systems. SEARCA and JGF have formalized their cooperation in a memorandum of understanding signed by SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio and JGF Executive Director Ma. Gisela H. Tiongson last April 14. Ms. Tiongson stressed that “farmers need partners who can provide them with access to information and technology to help them improve their productivity, increase the value of their produce and, in the process, build their agro-enterprises.”… Read more
Balitbangtan kembali menunjukkan kiprahnya di kawasan regional ASEAN dengan menggandeng the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) untuk bekerja sama dalam penelitian multikomoditas dan pengkajian.  Kerjas ama ini diwujudkan dalam sebuah nota kesepahaman yang ditandatangani oleh Kepala Balitbangtan Fadjry Djufry dan Direktur SEARCA Glenn B. Gregorio, secara virtual, beberapa waktu lalu. Fadjry mengatakan bahwa kerja sama dengan SEARCA muntukmendukung inovasi terbuka dan menjadikan inovasi pertanian sebagai program unggulannya, dan akan memberikan peluang serta menjadi tantangan bagi Balitbangtan untuk semakin meningkatkan kiprahnya di tingkat regional.  "MoU ini juga merupakan bagian dari penerapan open innovation sekaligus Riset Pengembangan Inovatif Kolaboratif (RPIK), yang merupakan program strategis Badan Litbang… Read more
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