SEARCA in the News

SEOUL, South Korea – Even with the use of genetic modification — including genomic selection and molecular marker-assisted breeding — to improve certain traits of plants, crop improvement is a long process of developing a commercially ready product. "Many are impatient with this process and offer better techniques and tools to shorten the process, but still fail in the implementation of a new breeding program," said Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), an eminent rice scientist, and a member of the National Academy of Science and Technology… Read more
SEOUL, Korea – Even with the use of genetic modification—including genomic selection and molecular marker-assisted breeding—to improve certain traits of plants, crop improvement is a long process of developing a commercially ready product. "Many are impatient with this process and offer better techniques and tools to shorten the process, but still fail in the implementation of a new breeding program," said Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), an eminent rice scientist, and a member of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), Philippines. Speaking at the… Read more

Boosting farm tourism

14 October 2019
The following link will take you to INQUIRER.net: Boosting farm tourismhttps://opinion.inquirer.net/124583/boosting-farm-tourism… Read more
A scientist, research manager and teacher in national and international public and private institutions, Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio was recently awarded the Crop Science Society of the Philippines (CSSP) Honorary Fellow. Currently the director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), Gregorio was recognized for his significant contributions to crop science through his pioneering breeding research. These include having led the development of at least 20 rice varieties with tolerance to abiotic stresses, while at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) as Senior Plant Breeder. His studies on the genetics and molecular mapping… Read more
The Crop Science Society of the Philippines (CSSP) has awarded and recognized a scientist, research manager, and teacher in national and international public and private institutions as an Honorary Fellow. The CSSP recognized Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, currently the Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture, for his significant contributions to crop science through his pioneering breeding research. The award was presented during the 25th Federation of Crop Science Societies of the Philippines (FCSSP) and 1st Federation of Plant Science Associations of the Philippines (FPSAP) Scientific Conference held on September 19 in Davao… Read more
MANILA, Philippines — A professor from the University of the Philippines Los Baños was conferred in late September the Crop Science Society of the Philippines Honorary Fellow for his pioneering breeding research and contributions to crop science. Glenn Gregorio, director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture, has been teaching at UP Los Baños for almost two decades. He is a UP Los Baños professor since 2018. As a senior plant breeder at the International Rice Research Institute between 2009 and 2015, Gregorio led the development of at least 20 rice varieties tolerant to… Read more
LOS BAŇOS — Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, a scientist, research manager, and teacher, was awarded Crop Science Society of the Philippines (CSSP) Honorary Fellow for his significant contributions to crop science through his pioneering breeding research. Gregorio, who is also director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), led the development of at least 20 rice varieties with tolerance to abiotic stresses while at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) as senior plant breeder. Gregorio's studies on the genetics and molecular mapping for salinity tolerance, and his development of rapid screening techniques resulted… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) is advocating the use of digital technology to boost plant science to improve the lives and earnings of farmers. More than 350 scientists, researchers and educators recently convened to discuss ways digital technology can be harnessed to boost plant science during the 25th Federation of Crop Science Societies of the Philippines and the 1st Federation of Plant Science Associations of the Philippines (FPSAP) Scientific Conference held at Apo View Hotel in Davao City from September 17 to 21. During the opening of the conference that had the theme… Read more
"The reality of digitalizing agriculture is won or lost at the farmer level, where applicability and sustainability have to be tested." Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), said this before more than 350 scientists, researchers and educators at the opening of the 25th Federation of Crop Science Societies of the Philippines (FCSSP) and the first Federation of Plant Science Associations of the Philippines (FPSAP) Scientific Conference in Davao City last week. FPSAP is composed of the Crop Science Society of the Philippines, the Philippine Seed Industry Association… Read more
Los Baños, Laguna—Officials from the ministries of education, labor, and vocational training from the 11 Southeast Asian countries, as well as heads of specialist institutions of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, recently met in Brunei Darussalam to discuss the situation of technical and vocational education and training in Southeast Asia. A delegation from the Department of Education and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority represented the Philippines in the forum held September 8-9 to develop strategies to improve regional cooperation and harmonization for the region. The Bangkok-based SEAMEO Secretariat, headed by a Filipino, organized the 5th High… Read more
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