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.

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

Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), Philippines
Jan 2012 to Jun 2013
Completed

Capacity Development Program on Knowledge Management

Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), Philippines
Dec 2011 to Mar 2013
Completed

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

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Feb 2011 to Feb 2013
Completed

Appraisal of Institutional Mandates for Agribusiness Support in Asia

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Jan 2011 to Dec 2012
Completed

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

Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), Philippines
Dec 2010 to May 2013
Completed

Women Entrepreneurship in the Philippines: A Data Collection

International Finance Corporation
May 2010 to May 2011
Completed

Capacity Building and Comparative Study on Technology Management in Southeast Asia

Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), Philippines
Jan 2010 to Dec 2011
Completed

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 (DA), Philippines
  • WorldFish
  • Provincial Governments of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro
Jan 2010 to Oct 2011
Completed

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

Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR), Philippines
Dec 2009 to Mar 2011
Completed

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 to Mar 2012
Completed
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