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.

National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA)
January to April 2017
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
January to October 2017
Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research
January 2017 to February 2018
Philippine Carabao Center
Philippine Carabao Center
May 2016 to May 2017
SEAMEO College through the SEAMEO Secretariat; SEARCA
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 to June 2017
Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), Philippines through SEARCA
College of Economics and Management, UPLB
October 2015 to October 2017
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
July 2015 to April 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
June to July 2015
SEARCA; University Consortium; RSIS/NTS
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 to October 2017
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