SEARCA in the News

Hanoi (VNA) - The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), in collaboration with the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), on June 1 organised a forum themed “Transforming the Food System in ASEAN post COVID-19: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns”. The forum was part of the Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration (ATMI) in ASEAN countries: Responding to food security and inclusiveness concerns” programme funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The programme, which mainly targets Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, is designed to strengthen the institutional capacity of ASEAN member… Read more
Analysts, policymakers, researchers, international donors, and public-private entities convened in a high-level policy forum today in Hanoi, Vietnam to deliberate on five years of rigorous research in “Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns (ATMI-ASEAN).” ATMI-ASEAN is a program covering the Philippines, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam that is jointly implemented by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Los Baños-based Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). It is funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). More than 100 stakeholders… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has set May 31 as the deadline of applications for research scholarships of doctorate students whose dissertation topics are relevant to its priority thrusts. The scholarship is open to Filipinos and other Southeast Asians from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. SEARCA provides research funds not exceeding $4,500 and optional internship at SEARCA for up to two months. SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio said those who will avail themselves of the internship may be given additional scholarship funds to cover… Read more
THE SOUTHEAST Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture will accept scholarship applications from PhD students whose dissertation themes are relevant to the center’s key objectives until May 30, 2022. Agri-Business Models for Increased Productivity and Income, Sustainable Farming Systems and Natural Resource Management, Food and Nutrition Security, Transformational Leadership for Agriculture and Rural Development, Gender and Youth Engagement in ARD, Enhanced ARD Toward Climate Resilience, and Eco-Health/One-Health Applications to ARD are among the SEARCA priority areas. The fellowship is open to Filipinos and citizens of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna: The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has set May 31, 2022 as the deadline for the submission of applications for research scholarships for doctoral students whose dissertation topics are relevant to the center's priority objectives. Research topics of applicants must fall under the following SEARCA priority areas: Agri-Business Models for Increased Productivity and Income, Sustainable Farming Systems and Natural Resource Management, Food and Nutrition Security, Transformational Leadership for Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD), Gender and Youth Engagement in ARD, Enhanced ARD Toward Climate Resilience and Eco-Health/One-Health Applications to ARD. Dr… Read more
DIRECTOR Glenn Gregorio of the Philippine Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has been reappointed for another three-year term effective May 1, 2022. Endorsed by the SEARCA Governing Board (SGV) and Education Secretary Leonor Briones for a second three-year term, Gregorio's reappointment was approved and signed by Singapore Education Minister Chan Chun Sing, who is also the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Council president. SEAMEO Council (SEAMEC) is the highest policymaking body of the organization composed of the Education ministers of the 11 member-countries such as Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR… Read more
BUSINESS groups on Tuesday welcomed the appointment of Arsenio Balisacan as the next head of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA). In a text message to The Manila Times, the Makati Business Club (MBC), and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) said Balisacan is a "good choice" to lead NEDA. "We welcome the appointment of Sec[retary] Balisacan back to NEDA. His previous experience there and later at PCC (Philippine Competition Commission) bode well for long-term investment especially in PPPs (public-private partnerships) and other infrastructure, and for more competition across industries," said MBC Executive Director Coco Alcuaz. Alcuaz… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has set May 31, 2022 as the deadline of applications for research scholarships of doctorate students whose dissertation topics are relevant to its priority thrusts. The scholarship is open to Filipinos and other Southeast Asians from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. Headquartered at the campus of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), SEARCA provides research funds not to exceed US$4,500 and optional internship at SEARCA for up to two months. SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio said those… Read more
Arsenio Balisacan will return to his old post as the government's chief socioeconomic planner and fill a crucial spot in the economic team of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., presumptive president-elect. A few moments after Marcos publicly announced that he had asked Balisacan to join his government, incoming Executive Secretary Vic Rodriguez told reporters in a separate message on Monday that Balisacan has already accepted the offer to head the National Economic and Development Authority, the state's socioeconomic planning agency. Balisacan served as the director-general of NEDA under the late President Benigno Aquino III's government. As NEDA chief, he was the board chair of the Philippine… Read more
Gregorio, an eminent scientist, will serve for another three years. A professor at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, Gregorio was endorsed by the SEARCA Governing Board and Education Secretary Leonor Briones. His reappointment was approved and signed by Singapore Education Minister Chan Chun Sing, who is also the SEAMEO council president. SEAMEC is SEAMEO’s highest policymaking body composed of the Education Ministers of the 11 SEAMEO member countries. At a townhall meeting attended by SEARCA staff, scholars, and the agency’s Governing Board Chair and UPLB Chancellor Jose Camacho Jr. last May 2, Gregorio cited some of the gains… Read more
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