Projects and Technical Assistance

Most of SEARCA's projects are capacity-building and research initiatives carried out by its core programs on Graduate Education and Institutional Development, Research and Development, and Knowledge Management. Many of these projects are conducted in collaboration with other institutions.

Meanwhile, SEARCA's Project Development and Technical Services (PDTS) team focuses on packaging of flagship projects that promote cross-cutting concerns and synergy among the Center's three core programs. Through its PDTS, the Center generates external funding from traditional and non-traditional donors to support projects with significant contribution to inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD), particularly along its social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and cross-cutting strategic thrusts.

SEARCA, through its PDTS, also provides high-quality professional technical services to governments of Southeast Asian countries and international donor agencies for high-impact projects in the areas of agriculture and rural development.

The Center carries an extensive track record in managing projects for both local and international development organizations. It is backed up by four decades of professional experience in project development and management.

 

Ongoing SEARCA Projects

Research Projects

Project Title

Funding Agency/Executing Agency

Responsible Department/Unit
and Implementing Partner

Duration

Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry of Oriental Mindoro DA-BAR RDD
UPLB
Tokyo NODAI
MinSCAT
LGU of Victoria, Oriental Mindor
15 Oct 2018 to 15 Oct 2020
Rural Regional Transformation: Pathways, Policy Sequencing, and Development Outcomes in China, the Philippines, and Vietnam (RRT) International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) RDD
Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR) - Chinese Academy of Sciences
Peking University
Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development
15 Sep 2017 to 15 Sep 2019
ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry Strategic Response Fund (ASRF) under the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change Phase III Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) RDD
ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF)
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Non-Timber Forest Product-Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP)
Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) World
Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Mar 2017 to Feb 2020
Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Research and Development Department (RDD)
IFS-SEARCA Collaborative Research Grants Pilot International Foundation for Science (IFS) RDD 1 Aug 2015 to 31 Dec 2019
Safeguarding and Sustaining the Integrity of Halal Food SEARCA
University Consortium
RDD
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Jan 2015 to present
Enhancing Human Resource Development in Agriculture: Imperatives for Regional Food and Nutrition Security SEARCA
University Consortium
RDD
University of the Philippines Los Baños
Feb 2016 to 31 Oct 2017
Indigenous Crops – Food Production, Food Safety and Process Development of Indigenous Crops to Strengthen Food and Nutrition Security SEARCA
University Consortium
RDD
Institut Pertanian Bogor
Feb 2016 to Dec 2017
Implications of AEC and Trade and Investments on Regional Food Security SEARCA
University Consortium
RDD
Universitas Gadjah Mada
May 2015 to May 2020
Pilot Testing and Up-scaling of Effective Models of ISARD   RDD


  • 1 Dec 2015 to 30 Nov 2018
  • 1 Mar 2016 to 28 Feb 2019

 

Capacity-building Projects

Project Title

Funding Agency/Executing Agency

Responsible Department/Unit
and Implementing Partner

Duration

Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
University Consortium
Graduate Education and Institutional Development Department (GEIDD)
International Professional Service Provider for Local and International Graduate Scholarship Programs In Livestock Research and Biotechnology for the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC-SEARCA Scholarship) PCC Graduate Education and Institutional Development Department (GEIDD)
Philippine Carabao Center (PCC)

 

Impact Assessment Project

Project Title

Funding Agency/Executing Agency

Responsible Department/Unit
and Implementing Partner

Duration

pdfThe Role of SEARCA Graduate Alumni in the Agricultural and Rural Development of Southeast Asia: Evaluating the Impact of SEARCA Graduate Scholarship Program through its Graduate Alumni   GEIDD 2014 to Dec 2015

 

Technical Assistance

Project Title

Funding Agency/Executing Agency

Responsible Department/Unit
and Implementing Partner

Duration

Financial Viability and Profitability Analysis of Agricultural Technologies and Enterprises Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) PDTS Jul 2018 to Dec 2019
Evaluation Services for the USAID Phil-Am Fund Activity USAID Philippines PDTS Dec 2018 to Apr 2019
Building up from the Gains: Lessons from and Improvements for Effective Implementation of the Community-Based Participatory Action Research (CPAR) Program Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) PDTS Dec 2018 to May 2020
Enhancing Innovation in Agricultural Research and Development (ARD) Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) PDTS Jan 2018 to Jun 2019
Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Mentorship Program: Communicating Agriculture and Fisheries Research for Inclusive and Sustainable Development Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) PDTS Apr 2017 to Sep 2019
Supporting Smallholder Farmers in Asia and Pacific-Islands Region with Agricultural Advisory Services International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) - PDTS
- Agricultural Training Institute – Department of Agriculture (DA-ATI)
- Asia-Pacific Islands Rural Advisory Services Network (APIRAS)
- Bangladesh Extension Network (BAEN)
- Agricultural Extension in South Asia (AESA)-Centre for Research on Innovation and Science Policy (CRISP)
- Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
- Pacific Islands Rural Advisory Services Network (PIRAS)
- Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS)
6 Jun 2016 to 31 Dec 2019
Building Capacity and Strengthening Partnership for Carabao Development Program (CDP) Philippine Carabao Center PDTS Apr 2015 to Jun 2019