SEARCA in the News

ANCHORED on the theme "Revitalizing agro-industrial connectivity toward sustainable ecology and resilient GloCal Village," the 2nd International Agri-ecotourism Congress from September 11 to 12 was hosted by the Aklan State University (ASU) in Boracay, Malay, Aklan. Held at the Paradise Garden in Boracay, the event aimed to serve as a platform for the dissemination of research results and for sharing knowledge, experiences and culture in establishing agri-ecotourism technologies and innovations to sustain and mainstream the agri-ecotourism industry to a diverse set of audience. The event was attended by students, faculty researchers, scientists, research specialists, agricultural service providers, private sectors engaged… Read more
Collaborative opportunities to capacitate women agripreneurs through a planting program were explored during the recent visit of the Kalipayan Farm and Alfonso Women’s Council to the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in Los Baños, Laguna. Kalipayan Farm founder Nikole Kazemi visited SEARCA along with Alfonso Women’s Council Chairman Len Maraan Reyes and board members Florinda Martal and Arceli Del Mundo. Intent on developing family farm communities, Kalipayan Farm is a social enterprise that provides farm-to-fork solutions that range from farm inputs to fresh and processed goods, farm development consultancy, and education and wellness… Read more
THE Kalipayan Farm and Alfonso Women's Council visited the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in Los Baños, Laguna to explore collaboration on capacitating women agripreneurs under a possible partnership on their joint Tanim Farm program. Nikole Kazemi, founder of the Kalipayan Farm; chairman Len Maraan Reyes and board members Florinda Martal and Arceli Del Mundo of Alfonso Women's Council; and Deinielle Ramos, an intern at the Kalipayan Farm, visited SEARCA to explore partnership on August 11, 2023. Also with the group was Dr. Andrew Gasmen of the University of the Philippines Los Baños… Read more
LAGUNA (September 14, 2023)—The capacity-building initiatives on agrotourism of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), headquartered on the campus of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), took center stage during an international conference in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. SEARCA director Dr. Glenn Gregorio said the center presented its farm/agrotourism training programs, conferences, webinars and other learning events that catered to legislators, educators, practitioners and other stakeholders across the Southeast Asian region and beyond. Gregorio said Dr. Nova Ramos, head of SEARCA Training for Development Unit under the Education and Collective Learning Department… Read more
Applications of modern biotechnology in animals by Dr. Maribel M. Zaporteza, University of the Philippines Los Baños Definition of Biotechnology Major area of Biotechnology Conventional VS Modern Biotech DNA d the Central Dogma and Molecular Molecular Markers and Genomics Molecular Diagnostic Animal Cloning Genetic Engineering Genome/ Gene Editing What's Up, "B"? Conversations with the Media on the Status of Philippine Ag-Biotech on 8 September 2023… Read more
Six Philippine universities recently participated in a two-week summer school focused on the critical importance of sustainable agricultural solutions in adverse conditions conducted by the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) in Thailand. Hosted by Kasetsart University (KU) at its Chalermphrakiat Sakon Nakhon Province Campus in July-August 2023, the summer school had 51 delegates from various universities, including 12 members of the UC. SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn Gregorio said the UC was established by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) in 1989 to promote collaboration among… Read more
Through the collaboration of the South East Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), South East Asian Center for Graduate Studies and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), Department of Agriculture, Science Communicators Philippines and the Biotechnology Coalition of the Philippines abiotech activity was held last September 8, 2023 at the SEARCA Drilon hall, Los Banos Laguna entitled "What's Up, "B" Conversations with the Media on the Status of Philippine Ag-Biotech. A hybrid event by which some participants participated on site and some are in zoom. The welcome remarks was done by SEARCA Executive Director Dr. Glen Gregorio via Zoom. Dr. Rhodora Romero-Aldemita… Read more
What's up, "B"? Conversation with the MEDIA on the Status of Philippine Ag-Biotech on 8 September 2023 ( Friday), 9:30 am-12:00 pm this Is a hybrid event at the SEARCA Drillon Hall, Los Baños, Laguna For the opening remaks DR. GLENN said, “The important of the rules of the members of the MEDIA in this knowledge into system. SEARCA in partnership with Sci-computing and the biotech coalition of the Philippines.” na layunin nito na mapakinggan ng media ang kanilang mga ng de-kalidad na mga pag-aaral na mula sa mga experto na mga siyentipiko at mula rito ay may matutunan… Read more
DOST-SEARCA: What's up, "B"? Conversation with the MEDIA on the Status of Philippine Ag-Biotech Ayon kay DR.RHODORA ROMERO- ALDEMITA, Executive Director, ISAAA Inc. Director, Global Knowledge Center on Biotechnology na napakahalaga diumano ang Biotech Crops sa Pilipinas napakadaming benipisyo ang idudulot nito. Sa Philippine Biotech Status doon sa mgana aprobahan para sa import katulad ng pagkain, feed and processing alfalfa, canola, cotton, eggplant, maize, potato, rice, sugarbeets na ang Biotech maize planted by 673,000 farmers sa 875,000 ektarya ( 2019) ang nakuhang benipisyo mula 2003-2018 ay umabot ng $872.6 million sa 2018 alone $87.7 million… Read more
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