SEARCA in the News

BRINGING together voices of youth and women champions who have led the way to meaningful participation towards sustainable forest management (SFM), the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) organized the session on youth and gender inclusion in forestry at the Asia Pacific Forestry Week 2019 (APFW 2019) in Incheon, South Korea on June 17-21, 2019. SEARCA, an intergovernment treaty organization, said the APFW 2019 that was jointly organized and hosted by the Korea Forest Service and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations was anchored on the overall theme "Forests for… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna: Three Filipino scholars and an Indonesian of an inter-government treaty organization hosted by the Philippine government were awarded at various recognition rites leading to the University of the Philippines Los Baño s (UPLB) Commencement Exercises held last June 22. Dr. Glenn Gregorio, director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), said the four were among their 34 scholars from eight Southeast Asian countries who completed their master’s in science (MS) and doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees in School Year 2018-2019 at various study posts in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand… Read more
THE 13th Meeting of the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (13th AWG-SF), which opened at the Wafa Hotel and Apartment in Gadong yesterday discussed promoting policy and practices of social forestry; establishing and strengthening AWG-SF information and communication systems; plan of action for ASEAN Cooperation in Social Forestry (2016-2020); promoting and developing support for AWG-SF and also updates from the ASEAN member states on Social Forestry as well as presentations from meeting partners. Acting Director of Forestry Noralinda binti Haji Ibrahim officiated the opening ceremony of the meeting organised by the Forestry Department, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism… Read more
AN intergovernment treaty organization hosted by the Philippine government is holding an international workshop to take stock of research, policy and initiatives toward sustainable water resource management systems for food security in Southeast Asia. Glenn Gregorio, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) director, said the three-day workshop would be participated by officials and technical staff of ministries of agriculture and national water and irrigation related agencies in Southeast Asia. "The intention is to develop an umbrella program that could serve as a platform for collaboration across participating institutions and other partners working in Southeast… Read more
Officials and technical staff of ministries of agriculture and national water and irrigation related agencies in Southeast Asia, local governments, irrigators' and farmers' associations, academe, and research and international organizations will convene at a program development workshop for sustainable water resource management for food security in Southeast Asia on June 26-28 in Los Baños, Laguna. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is holding the international workshop to take stock of research, policy, and initiatives towards sustainable water resource management systems for food security in the ASEAN. According to the World Bank, "in most… Read more
South Korea is hosting events on forestry in the Asia-Pacific region this week for academia, governments and the private sector to discuss and share views on pressing challenges in the sector. The Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2019 and the 28th Session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission kicked off Monday at the Songdo Convensia Convention Center in Incheon. The five-day event is jointly organized by the Korea Forest Service and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. In its fourth edition, APFW 2019 is one of the largest forestry gatherings in the APAC region, comprising workshops, seminars and other partner… Read more
BUTUAN CITY – Step up and step out! Be at the forefront of development! This was the rousing message of Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), to the graduates of Caraga State University (CSU) at the CSU commencement exercises. The graduation rites were held on 30 May 2019 with the theme "Breaking Barriers for Relevant Global Engagement." Having hailed from the mountains of Bukidnon where he was born and studied through high school, Dr. Gregorio related how he stepped up and stepped out into college at the… Read more
BUTUAN CITY: "Step up and step out! Be at the forefront of development!" Thus said distinguished rice scientist Dr. Glenn Gregorio in his rousing message to the graduates of Caraga State University (CSU) at its commencement exercises themed "Breaking Barriers for Relevant Global Engagement" on May 30. Dr. Gregorio related how he "stepped up and stepped out" of college at the University of the Philippines Los Baños into his career at the International Rice Research Institute, working on rice breeding for tolerance to saline-prone and problem soils and other varieties, taking him all over the country and the world, and… Read more
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