SEARCA in the News

Balitbangtan kembali menunjukkan kiprahnya di kawasan regional ASEAN dengan menggandeng the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) untuk bekerjasama dalam penelitian multikomoditas dan pengkajian. Kerjasama ini diwujudkan dalam sebuah nota kesepahaman yang ditandatangani oleh Kepala Balitbangtan Fadjry Djufry dan Direktur SEARCA Glenn B. Gregorio, Kamis (15/4) secara virtual. Kepala Balitbangtan mengatakan bahwa kerja sama dengan SEARCA yang merupakan organisasi regional ini mendukung 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… Read more
Badan Penelitian dan Pengembangan Pertanian (Balitbangtan), Kementerian Pertanian bekerja sama dengan the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) dalam penelitian multikomoditas dan pengkajian. Kerja sama ini diwujudkan dalam sebuah nota kesepahaman yang ditandatangani oleh Kepala Balitbangtan, Fadjry Djufry dan Direktur SEARCA Glenn B. Gregorio, secara virtual pada Kamis (15/4). Fadjry mengatakan, kerja sama dengan SEARCA, yang merupakan organisasi regional ini mendukung 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… Read more
Innovatgion on farming are on their way. Four more teams of young innovators were selected to showcase their farming technology solutions in the upcoming grand finals of the “agri-hackathon” Innovation Olympics 2.0. Completing the list of the Innovation Olympics 2.0 Grand Finalists are Team Low-Cost Chlorophyll Meter and Team BalZip – Agrotech Zipdrone, both from the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines,  Project Angat from the University of Mindanao, and Team Agri-Robot for Crop Health (ARCHIE) with members from Saint Louis University, University of Baguio, and University of the Cordilleras. Teams Low-Cost Chlorophyll Meter and BalZip-Agrotech Zipdrone won… 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 bekerjasama dalam penelitian multikomoditas dan pengkajian. Kerjasama ini diwujudkan dalam sebuah nota kesepahaman yang ditandatangani oleh Kepala Balitbangtan Fadjry Djufry dan Direktur SEARCA Glenn B. Gregorio, Kamis (15/4) secara virtual. Kepala Balitbangtan mengatakan bahwa kerja sama dengan SEARCA yang merupakan organisasi regional ini mendukung 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… Read more
THE Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has forged an agreement with the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) as part of its advocacy to champion of excellence in agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia. Glenn Gregorio, SEARCA director, said a memorandum of understating (MoU) was formally signed between SEARCA and IIRR represented by Emilita Monville-Oro, IIRR acting regional director for Asia and concurrent country director for the Philippines, in a virtual meeting last April 6. IIRR is a nonprofit organization that has been helping to empower rural communities in Southeast Asia, Eastern… Read more
The following link will take you to INQUIRER.net: Gov’t urged to cut agricultural insurance tax https://business.inquirer.net/320855/govt-urged-to-cut-agricultural-insurance-tax… Read more
The government should lower the tax rate, of 26-27%, on non-life insurance, including that for crop or agriculture insurance, to around the rate on life insurance, which is 2%, according to Mr Jaime Aristotle Alip, chairman emeritus and founder of the country's largest microfinance firm CARD MRI (Centre for Agriculture and Rural Development - Mutually Reinforcing Institutions). “If you want private sector participation, you must level the playing field. You should lower non-life premium tax (including tax on crop or agriculture insurance),” he said in a recent webinar hosted by the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Graduate Study and Research… Read more
The government should slash the onerous tax of 26 percent to 27 percent on nonlife and agriculture insurance premium, an agri-finance expert said, stressing that the current policy hinders the entry of cash-rich private sector investors that can significantly accelerate rural farm activity through financing. In a webinar hosted by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), Jaime Aristotle Alip said tax on nonlife insurance, including those for crop or agriculture insurance, should be around the rate of life insurance, which is only at a minimal 2 percent. Other nonlife insurance with high tax… Read more
Prohibitive tax on agriculture insurance premium is a disincentive for insurers, an expert said. Jaime Aristotle Alip, chairman emeritus and pioneering founder of the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development Inc.-Mutually Reinforcing Institutions, said tax on non-life insurance, including those for crop or agriculture insurance should be around the rate of life insurance which is only at a minimal 2 percent. At present, tax on crop insurance premiums is about the same as non-life’s, 26 to 27 percent. “If you want private sector participation, you must level the playing field. You should lower down non-life premium tax (including tax for… Read more
A Filipino scientist was appointed as one of the new Champions of the United Nations Food Systems Summit 2021. He is Dr. Glenn Gregorio, a plant breeder researcher and director of the Philippines-hosted inter-governmental treaty organization Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) based in this municipality. The UN Food Systems Summit is expected to be held in September this year. It aims to raise awareness on the centrality of food system to the entire sustainable development agenda and draw attention to the urgency of transforming food systems, particularly in light of the coronavirus disease… Read more
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