SEARCA in the News

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) explained the importance of technology and its applicability towards the farmers during 25th Federation of Crop Science Societies of the Philippines (FCSSP) and the 1st Federation of Plant Science Association of the Philippines (FPSAP) Scientific Conference. "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 SEARCA, told more than 350 scientists, researchers, and educators during the four-day event. FPSAP is composed of the Crop Science Society of the Philippines, the Philippine… 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), told more than 350 scientists, researchers, and educators at the opening of the 25th Federation of Crop Science Societies of the Philippines (FCSSP) and the 1st Federation of Plant Science Association of the Philippines (FPSAP) Scientific Conference in Davao City last September 17. FPSAP is composed of the Crop Science Society of the Philippines, the Philippine Seed Industry Association Inc.… Read more
Los Baños, Laguna—Aiming to reduce disaster risk towards a resilient agriculture sector, some 50 experts have convened in a forum at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture headquarters here and pledged to push for a resilient agricultural and rural communities. Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, SEARCA Director, said the experts during the forum were moved to sign a commitment statement to push for promoting cost-effective measures, policies, and regulations, and transferable solutions to address economic, social, and political barriers towards resilient agricultural and rural communities. In collaboration with the Embassy of France in the Philippines… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna: The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) has announced the opening of a photo contest that focuses on the role of the youth in transforming the Southeast Asian (SEA) agriculture landscape. Glenn Gregorio, Searca director, said the 2019 Edition of the Searca Photo Contest (SPC) is zooming in on vibrant images that depict enterprising and innovative youth in Southeast Asia who are actively engaged in agriculture now and in the future. With the contest, Searca hopes that more young people would be inspired to involve themselves in agricultural pursuits. Five winning photographs… Read more
SEARCA shares new plans to bolster the promotion of agriculture among the youth… Read more
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 (SEAMEO), will convene in Brunei Darussalam on 9-10 September 2019 to discuss the current situation of technical and vocational education and training in Southeast Asia and to develop strategies to improve the regional cooperation and harmonization for the region. The Philippines will be represented by a delegation from the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). A Filipino also heads the Bangkok-based SEAMEO… Read more
OFFICIALS from ministries of education, labour, and vocational training in all of the 11 Southeast Asian countries, as well as heads of the specialist institutions for the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO), will convene in Brunei Darussalam today and tomorrow. They will discuss the current situation of technical and vocational education and training in Southeast Asia, while developing strategies to improve regional cooperation and harmonisation. With the theme ‘Strengthening Efforts Towards TVET 4.0’, the 5th High Officials Meeting (HOM) on Southeast Asia Technical and Vocational Education and Training (SEA-TVET) will determine and plan regional directions and strategies to… Read more
Los Baños, Laguna—An intergovernment treaty organization hosted by the Philippine government has opened a photo contest on vibrant images that depict enterprising and innovative Southeast Asia young “agripreneurs” who are actively engaged in agriculture now and in the future. Launched by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture, the photo contest is open to all nationals of the Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam. Leah Lyn Domingo, SEARCA public relations specialist, said this year’s competition aims to capture scenes that illustrate the theme “Cultivating Southeast Asia’s Youth… Read more
School-Plus-Home Gardens Project (S+HGP) model piloted in six schools in Laguna will soon be replicated on Busuanga Island in Palawan to help the island secure its food needs in light of its poor soil quality. This was the consensus reached at a recent consultation convened in Coron, Palawan by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños with the local government, schools and tourism industry. The S+HGP models in Laguna saw harvests from the school gardens provide fresh vegetables for the school-based feeding program and whose gardening-feeding… Read more
Late improvements in GM innovation incorporate an approach to counteract the mainstream Cavendish banana assortment from being cleared out by the Fusarium wither parasite, as per the most recent report of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) discharged a week ago (29 August) in Manila. The Cavendish — which records for about portion of all banana assortments developed on the planet and most imports into Europe and the US — can be shielded by grafting in qualities from banana assortments impervious to the savage Tropical Race 4 (TR4) strain of the Fusarium oxysporum parasite just as… Read more
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