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.

Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), Philippines through SEARCA
College of Economics and Management, UPLB
Oct 2015 to Oct 2017
Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
20 Jul 2015 to 10 Apr 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
2 Jun to 30 Jul 2015
  • 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 to Oct 2017
Department of Agriculture (DA), Philippines
Department of Agriculture (DA), Philippines
6 Apr 2015 to 31 Oct 2016
  • Department of Agriculture – Philippine Carabao Center (DA-PCC)
14 Jan 2015 to 30 Jun 2016
Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), Philippines
1 Oct 2014 to 30 Sep 2016
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  • 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)
Apr 2014 to Feb 2017
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH - Indonesia
Dec 2013 to May 2015
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