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
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

Meta-Analysis of SEARCA's Food Security Initiatives

Apr to Sep 2013

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

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Mar to Nov 2013

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

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Feb to Nov 2013

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

Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)
Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)
May 2012 to Jan 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 to Feb 2013

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

Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), Philippines
Jan 2012 to Feb 2019
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