SEARCA in the News

PRESS RELEASE: The award aims to raise and promote positive human values among both teachers and students as well as share best practices in Education for Sustainable Development in schools across Southeast Asia All public and private schools in the 11 Southeast Asian countries, which also comprise the member-countries of Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), are invited to submit entries for the 2020 SEAMEO-Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Award with the theme “Addressing Plastic Problems for Transforming Communities.” SEAMEO and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan in cooperation with the United Nations… Read more
Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) said that scholarship application for the inaugural run of the Master Program in Global Agriculture Technology and Genomic Science (ATGS) at the National Taiwan University (NTU) is now open to Filipinos and other Southeast Asian nationals. The MS scholarship program is a collaboration of NTU and SEARCA. SEARCA Director Glenn Gregorio said the NTU-SEARCA Joint Scholarship Program for Global ATGS aims to cultivate agricultural professional talents, encourage academic excellence, and promote the research and development of agriculture within Southeast Asia. “The program also provides an opportunity for internship… Read more
An agricultural think-tank has strengthened its partnerships for its School Plus Home Garden Project (S+HGP) as producing food became a pressing need during Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) is now replicating its S+HGP through partnerships, primarily with the Department of Education (DepEd). The S+HGP has already expanded from the six pilot schools to 28 more educational institutions. In its pilot work on S+HGP in six schools in Laguna, Searca found out that parents of schoolchildren also learned the multiple importance… Read more
THE Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) has announced the scholarship applications for the inaugural run of the Master Program in Global Agriculture Technology and Genomic Science (Global ATGS) at the National Taiwan University (NTU) is set on April 3, 2020. Dr. Glenn Gregorio, Searca director, said the opportunity is accessible to any Southeast Asian students from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. Gregorio said the NTU-Searca Joint Scholarship Program for Global ATGS aims to cultivate agricultural professional talents, encourage academic excellence, and promote the research… Read more
PRESS RELEASE: The scholarship is open to Filipinos and nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam The scholarship applications for the inaugural run of the Master Program in Global Agriculture Technology and Genomic Science (ATGS) at the National Taiwan University (NTU) is set on April 3, 2020. The scholarship is open to Filipinos and nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. This was announced by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), which is collaborating with NTU for said MS… Read more
CEBU, Philippines —  Taking advantage of the stay-at-home measure, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has inked a partnership deal with Department of Education (DepEd) to teach students in growing food in their own backyard. An agricultural think-tank has strengthened its partnerships on its “School Plus Home Garden Project” (S+HGP) as farming is evidently a pressing need in light of a crisis like COVID 19 that poses critical food security concerns especially, in urban areas. While old school garden programs used to focus on just “educating” children on agriculture, the S+HGP of SEARCA… Read more
THE Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) has renewed its 20-year partnership with the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (Isaaa) to continually operate and manage the Biotechnology Information Center (BIC) in the Philippines. This is part of Searca’s commitment to continuing the delivery of credible, science-based information on agricultural biotechnology for Southeast Asia. With this, a memorandum of agreement was signed between Searca Director Glenn Gregorio and Isaaa Southeast Asian Center Director Rhodora Aldemita. The Searca BIC was jointly established by Searca and Isaaa to serve as the Philippine biotechnology information… Read more
Scholarship application for the inaugural run of the Master Program in Global Agriculture Technology and Genomic Science (ATGS) at the National Taiwan University (NTU) is now open to Filipinos and nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. The MS scholarship program is a collaboration of NTU and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA Director., said the NTU-SEARCA Joint Scholarship Program for Global ATGS aims to cultivate agricultural professional talents, encourage academic excellence, and promote the research and development of agriculture within… Read more
March 2020, Los Baños, Laguna – Fully committed to continuing the delivery of credible, science-based information on agricultural biotechnology for Southeast Asia, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has renewed its 20-year partnership with the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) for the Biotechnology Information Center (BIC) in the Philippines. Signatories to the memorandum of agreement are SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio and ISAAA Southeast Asian Center Director Dr. Rhodora R. Aldemita. SEARCA and ISAAA jointly established the SEARCA BIC, which serves as the Philippine biotechnology information node that… Read more
TOKYO, Japan—As a technology-dependent workflow increasingly becomes the norm, some challenges posed by the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) that educational institutions must address were tackled at the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO)-University of Tsukuba Symposium VIII recently. The symposium, held at University of Tsukuba Tokyo, Japan, campus, had the theme "Education for Inclusive Growth of Society 5.0." SEARCA is one of the oldest regional centers of SEAMEO, which was founded in 1965 to promote cooperation in education, science, and culture among Southeast Asian nations. The University of Tsukuba has been an affiliate member of SEAMEO since 2009… Read more
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