SEARCA in the News

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) conducted an online training-workshop for 24 state universities and colleges (SUCs). According to SEARCA director Glenn Gregorio, the training-workshop focused on Developing Fundable Research Project Proposals for Transformational Agricultural and Rural Development for Higher Education Institutions (FundableProp4HEIs). He said the training was implemented in 10 half-day sessions on April 18 to 29 through the SEARCA Online Learning and Virtual Engagement Platform with funding from the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd). "The FundableProp4HEIs is part of CHEd's Levelling-Up Philippine Higher Education Institutions in Agriculture, Fisheries and Natural Resources (LevelUpHEI… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) conducted an Online Training-Workshop on Developing Fundable Research Project Proposals for Transformational Agricultural and Rural Development for Higher Education Institutions (FundableProp4HEIs) for 24 state universities and colleges (SUCs). The training-workshop was implemented in 10 half-day sessions on 18-29 April 2022 via the SEARCA Online Learning and Virtual Engagement (SOLVE) Platform with funding from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). “The FundableProp4HEIs is part of CHED’s Levelling-Up Philippine Higher Education Institutions in Agriculture, Fisheries, and Natural Resources (LevelUpHEI AFAR),” said SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio. The LevelUpHEI… Read more
Ambassador Răduţa Dana Matache of Romania visited the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) last month. The Romanian emissary to the Philippines met with SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, Deputy Director Joselito G. Florendo, and key SEARCA executives during her visit to the Los Baños-based think tank. Ambassador Matache was given a briefing on SEARCA’s programs and activities, all geared towards Accelerating Transformation Through Agricultural Innovation (ATTAIN) in the 11 Southeast Asian countries that the Center is mandated to serve in partnership with governments, academe, other research and international development institutions, civil society… Read more
THE Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) organized the maiden run of its InnovEIGhts ideation session on Lego education robotics for smart agriculture earlier this month. According to SEARCA Director Glenn Gregorio, the ideation session dubbed "Brewing Education and Creativity AGRI 4.0" included training in the basics of building, programming and operating Lego as well as a demo of the proper usage of the accompanying software. Gregorio said the session April 7, 2022 also introduced the participants to the Snapmaker and DOBOT robotic arm, both of which are housed in the SEARCA… Read more
THE Department of Education (DepEd) welcomed Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Council President and Singapore's Minister of Education Chan Chun Sing in his first-ever virtual visit to the Philippines. Sing met with Philippine Education Secretary and SEAMEO Vice President Leonor Briones, who was elected to the post during the 51st SEAMEO Council (Seamec) Conference last year, and other education leaders to discuss issues and challenges faced by both countries and the region. Some points zeroed in during the discussion on April 22, 2022 included the future of education and aspirations for the 21st century skills toward sustainability and… Read more
Learning innovations in agriculture through Lego? That exactly what the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) did in its maiden run of its InnovEIGhts ideation session on Lego education robotics for smart agriculture. Dubbed “Brewing Education and Creativity Agri 4.0,” the ideation session included training in the basics of building, programming, and operating Lego as well as a demonstration of the proper usage of the accompanying software, a Searca news release said. It also introduced the student-participants to the Snapmaker and Dobot robotic arm, both of which are housed in the Searca Hub for… Read more
Studying improvements in agriculture by way of Lego? That precisely what the Southeast Asian Regional Middle for Graduate Examine and Analysis in Agriculture (Searca) did in its maiden run of its InnovEIGhts ideation session on Lego schooling robotics for sensible agriculture. Dubbed “Brewing Schooling and Creativity Agri 4.0,” the ideation session included coaching within the fundamentals of constructing, programming, and working Lego in addition to an indication of the right utilization of the accompanying software program, a Searca information launch mentioned. It additionally launched the student-participants to the Snapmaker and Dobot robotic arm, each of that are housed within the… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) organized the maiden run of its  InnovEIGhts ideation session on Lego education robotics for smart agriculture last April 7. Dubbed “Brewing Education and Creativity AGRI 4.0,” the ideation session included training in the basics of building, programming, and operating Lego as well as a demo of the proper usage of the accompanying software. It also introduced the participants to the Snapmaker and DOBOT robotic arm, both of which are housed in the SEARCA Hub for Agriculture and Rural Innovation for the Next Generation (SHARING). Titled “Brewing Education… Read more
The Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. (PSFI) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) are jointly organizing a forum on transforming agriculture and food systems through agricultural innovation. It will be held virtually on April 19-20, 2022. SEARCA Director Glenn B. Gregorio said PSFI and SEARCA will bring together speakers and participants from local government units, farmer groups, academe, nongovernmental organizations, and other farming organizations as well as farmer-entrepreneurs in the Philippines. He said the forum will discuss inclusive and innovative financing models that can impact on the scalability of farming and agribusiness ventures… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna (April 5)—The Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) has presented to the Department of Education (DepEd) two new learning facilities for agricultural innovation. Searca Director Glenn Gregorio during his visit to the DepEd recently apprised Secretary Leonor Briones of the soon-to-open Searca Hub for agriculture and Rural Innovation for the Next Generation (Sharing), an interactive museum, and the Searca iCreate which will provide makerspaces and a training facility for robotics, prototyping and design thinking. “At Searca, we are one with DepEd in enriching the learning competencies of our Filipino… Read more
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