SEARCA in the News

AS the Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) or Industry 4.0, brings new technology and innovation, so thus challenges. IR4.0 is characterized, among others, by the emergence of machines that run without manpower, relying on "automation" that "computer, communication and internet technologies" made possible. "Industry 4.0 is the automation of information and data exchange in manufacturing technologies," an article on IIOT-World.com says. IR4.0, it said, brings some major challenges that humans may in some future time face. New business models — the definition of a new strategy. Rethinking your organization and processes to maximize new outcomes. Understanding your business case. Conducting successful…
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - The government is transforming the farming system in Laos from subsistence to commercial crop production to meet the needs of the ASEAN market and to help Lao farmers cope with changes in regional agricultural and food markets. To support the process of agricultural development, the government, especially the Department of Agriculture (DOA) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, is providing policy and technical support for implementing programmes, the DOA Deputy Director General, Mr Chantha Thipphavongphanh, said when addressing the second meeting of the national project steering committee. The meeting, under the theme "Agricultural transformation and…
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna: The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has co-organized the Summer School on Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems in Vulnerable Areas that has attracted students from 15 countries. Maria Cristeta Cuaresma, SEARCA Program head for Graduate Education and Institutional Development, said the summer school was held at the SEARCA office here on July 15 to 31, with fieldwork in Camarines Sur from July 19 to 29. Cuaresma said the summer school was hosted in rotation by the members of the SEARCA-initiated Southeast Asian University Consortium (UC) for Graduate Education in Agriculture…
Faculty members of eight universities from six countries gathered in Los Baños, Laguna at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) to participate in a faculty forum focused on responding to the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The faculty forum is an initiative of the SEARCA-initiated Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC). Its inaugural run last July 23-24 was jointly organized by SEARCA and UPLB. A total of 66 participants came from UC members, namely: UPLB; Institut…
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna: A Filipino has been elected president of an international society dedicated to basic and applied aspects of breeding research in economically important plants. Glenn Gregorio, National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) academician, is the new president of the Society for the Advancement of Breeding Research in Asia and Oceania (Sabrao) and will serve from 2019 to 2023. Gregorio is also the director of Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca), an inter-government treaty organization hosted by the Philippine government on the campus of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).…
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya—A Filipino has been elected president of an international society dedicated to basic and applied aspects of breeding research in economically important plants. Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio is now president of the Society for the Advancement of Breeding Research in Asia and Oceania from 2019 to 2023. The National Academy of Science and Technology Academician, Gregorio is also Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture. He takes the helm from Prof. Dr. Sang-Nag Ahn of Chungnam National University in South Korea. Formed in 1968, at a time when many countries did…
LOS BAŇOS, Laguna -- A Filipino scientist and research expert has been elected president of an international society, which is dedicated to the basic and applied aspects of breeding research in economically important plants. Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Academician and Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), is the new president of the Society for the Advancement of Breeding Research in Asia and Oceania (SABRAO) from 2019 to 2023. He succeeds Prof. Dr. Sang-Nag Ahn of Chungnam National University, South Korea. Formed in 1968—at a…
A Filipino has been elected president of an international society dedicated to basic and applied aspects of breeding research in economically important plants. Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Academician and Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), is president of the Society for the Advancement of Breeding Research in Asia and Oceania (SABRAO) from 2019 to 2023. He takes the helm from Prof. Dr. Sang-Nag Ahn of Chungnam National University, South Korea. Formed in 1968—at a time when many countries did not have strong government agencies…
A Filipino has been elected president of an international society dedicated to basic and applied aspects of breeding research in economically important plants. Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Academician and Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), is the new president of the Society for the Advancement of Breeding Research in Asia and Oceania (SABRAO) from 2019 to 2023. He succeeds Prof. Dr. Sang-Nag Ahn of Chungnam National University, South Korea. Formed in 1968—at a time when many countries did not have strong government agencies focused…
Being at the forefront of climate-smart agriculture and climate-smart villages, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) have partnered to implement a workshop on establishing CSVs for the weeklong ASEAN Climate Resilience Network (ASEAN-CRN) held this past week. "This program is grounded on SEARCA and IIRR's proven experience in conducting innovative regional learning activities and working with communities on climate-resilient agriculture," said Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA director. SEARCA hosted the workshop on establishing CSVs in the ASEAN region to improve food security and resiliency in…
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