Completed Projects

Research Projects


Funding Agency/Executing Agency

Implementing Partner


Towards Development of Competency Standards of Agricultural Workers in Selected ASEAN Countries SEARCA
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
Linking Farmers to the Market: Towards Transforming Subsistence Farms to Commercial Farms Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), Philippines through SEARCA College of Economics and Management, UPLB mid-October 2015 – 31 October 2017
Food Reserves: A Comparative Study on Food Reserve Management and Policies in Southeast Asia SEARCA
University Consortium
Dr. Paul Teng of the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS/NTS), Nanyang Technological University May 2015 – October 2017
Participatory Action Research on School- and Community-based Food and Nutrition Program for Literacy, Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development SEAMEO College through the SEAMEO Secretariat
Department of Education – Division of Laguna University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)
Provincial Government of Laguna through the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist and Provincial Planning and Development Coordination Office
January 2016 – June 2017
Value Chain Analysis of Carabao and Carabao-based Products in the Visayas and Mindanao Philippine Carabao Center Philippine Carabao Center 6 May 2016 – 5 May 2017
ASEAN Social Forestry Network Strategic Response Fund (ASRF)
(ASFN Flexible Funding Mechanism)
ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) Phase II
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) RDD
ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN)
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Non-Timber Forest Product-Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP)
Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC)
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
April 2014 – February 2017

National Action Plans for Mitigation in Rice: Comparative Assessment of Institutional Setting and Possible Entry Points for Intervention in the Philippines and Vietnam

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) 15 July 2016 – 31 January 2017

Post Harvest System Improvement – Best Practices in Fresh and Dried Chili in Southeast Asia: Quality and Safety Aspect

University Consortium
Kasetsart University

Review and Assessment of the Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS) in ASEAN

Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) 20 July 2015 – 10 April 2016
Department of Agriculture – Philippine Carabao Center (DA-PCC)

14 January 2015 – 30 June 2016
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Southeast Asia Inclusive Agribusiness Roundtable Partnership: An initiative of Grow Asia, Food Systems Innovation, Seas of Change, Global Donor Platform for Rural Development and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
02 June - 30 July 2015

Improving the Agricultural Crop Insurance Program to Enhance Resilience to Climate Change

Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)

Assessment of the Gulayan ng Masa Program of the Department of Agriculture

Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)

Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)

May 2012 –
31 Jan 2013

pdfBuilding Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change in Southeast Asia

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada

Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA)

University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)

Hue School of Economics, Vietnam

Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

17 Jan 2011 –
16 Jun 2014

Characteristics of Farm holdings in the Philippines


National Statistics Office, Philippines

Feb 2009 –
Feb 2012

Effects of Biofuels on Agricultural Development, Food Security, Poverty and the Environment in the Philippines

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

5 Feb 2009 –
31 Mar 2011

Estimating the Demand Elasticities of Rice in the Philippines


Aug 2010–
Jun 2012

Impact of Climate Change on the Philippine Rice Sector: Supply/Demand Projections and Policy

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

7 Mar 2007–
30 May 2014

Meta-Analysis of SEARCA’s Food Security Initiatives


April 2013 –
Sep 2013

Policy Responses to Food Price Crisis and their Implications: The Case of Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS) Countries


Nov 2009 –
Jan 2010

Productivity Growth in Philippine Agriculture

Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), Philippines



The Impacts of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Events on Cereal Production, Area and Yield in Asia

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Dec 2009 –
April 2011

Transport Policy Study Promoting Efficiency and Productivity of Flow of Goods: A Focus on the Transportation Needs of Mindanao Region

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

15 Aug 2010 –
31 Jan 2013


Capacity Building Projects


Funding Agency/Executing Agency

Implementing Partner


Southeast Asian Upland Agriculture Fellowships Project

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada

Training-Workshop on Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation for ISARD


15-19 Aug 2016

Workshop on the Establishment of SEAMEO Centers Policy Research Network (CPRN)


8-10 Mar 2016


Technical Assistance


Funding Agency/Executing Agency

Implementing Partner


Case Study Documentation of the PSF 1st Cycle of Experience of Four Local Government Units

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH - Manila

Jun 2018 to Sep 2018

Intensive Use of Mechanized Technology in the Agriculture Sector: An Evaluation of the Effects and Implications in Selected Commodity Value Chains

Department of Agriculture – Philippine Council for Agriculture and Fisheries

Sep 2017 to Dec 2018

Unlocking the Potential of Philippine Coastal and Marine Resources Through Enhanced Planning and Sustainable Financing

National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)

17 Jan to 11 Apr 2017

Financial Viability and Profitability Analysis of New Technologies and Enterprises under High Value Crops Development Program

Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research

Jan 2017 to Feb 2018

Impact Assessment of Irrigated Rice Production Enhancement Project (IRPEP)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

10 Jan to 10 Oct 2017

Strengthening Implementation of Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture (AMIA Project 1)

Department of Agriculture (DA)

Department of Agriculture (DA)

6 Apr 2015 - 31 Oct 2016

Production of Organic Feeds for Native Chicken: A Pilot Corn/Sorghum + Cowpea Intercropping Scheme Integrated With Village Feedmilling and Native Chicken Production

Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR)

1 Oct 2014 - 30 Sep 2016

Coordination of the ASEAN Network on Promoting Climate Resilience of Rice and Other Crops – ASEAN-German Programme on Response to Climate Change (GAP-CC)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Indonesia

Dec 2013 - May 2015

An Assessment of Smuggling on Selected Agricultural Commodities in the Philippines Project

DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), Philippines

Dec 2010 –
May 2013

Appraisal of Institutional Mandates for Agribusiness Support in Asia


Jan 2011 –
Dec 2012

Assessment of current capacities and needs for institutional and individual capacity development in agricultural innovation systems in Asia


Feb 2013 –
Nov 2013

Capability Building on Responding to Climate Change Through Research and Development in Agriculture – Phase 2


Jan 2012 –
Dec 2014

Capacity Building and Comparative Study on Technology Management in Southeast Asia


Jan 2010 –
Dec 2011

Capacity Development Program on Knowledge Management


Dec 2011 –
Mar 2013

State of the Art on the Socio-Economics of Climate Change in the Philippines: Expert Synthesis and Benchmarking

Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD)

Aug 2009 –
Mar 2012

European-Union-Focused Food Production Assistance To Vulnerable Sectors (EU-FPAVAS)

European Union

French Agricultural Research Center for International Development (CIRAD)

National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, Philippines

Department of Agriculture, Philippines


Provincial Governments of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro

Jan 2010 –
Oct 2011

FROM RIDGE TO REEF An Ecosystem Based Approach to Biodiversity Conservation and Development in the Philippines

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

WorldFish as Lead Firm

Feb 2011 –
Feb 2013

Northern Mindanao Community Initiatives and Resource Management Project (NMCIREMP) Immediate Impact Assessment Study

Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Philippines

Dec 2009 –
Mar 2011

Protected Area Management Enhancement in the Philippines (PAME-PH) -Cluster C

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Mar 2013 –
Nov 2013

Strengthening ASEAN Mechanisms for Reducing Emission for Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD-plus)

Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)

Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

Mar 2012 –
Feb 2013

Strengthening Research Project Development and Management for Agri-Pinoy Agricultural Development


Jan 2012 –
Feb 2014

Strengthening the Department of Agriculture's National Technology Commercialization Program (NTCP)


Jan 2012 –
Jun 2013

Women Entrepreneurship in the Philippines: A Data Collection

International Finance Corporation

May 2010 –
May 2011

ADB TA-8493 PHI: Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Critical Watersheds Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Climate Change Commission(CCC), Philippines
- Ergons Project Marketing Consultants, Philippines
- CTI Engineering International Co., Ltd.
- Woodfields Consultants Inc., Philippines

Strengthening Agricultural Research and Development towards ASEAN Integration