The ASEAN Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC), a partnership program that aims to contribute to the ASEAN Mandate and Policy Framework and address the interlinked issues of food security, poverty and climate change particularly in forested landscapes in Southeast Asia, will hold its planning meeting in Incheon, Korea on 17 and 21 June 2019 during the Asia Pacific...Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), which manages the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF], leads the session on Youth and Gender Inclusion in Forestry under Stream 2: People and Forests Living in Harmony in the Asia Pacific Forestry Week 2019 (APFW 2019) which will be held in Incheon, South Korea...Read more
Source: Dispatch Today6 Jun 2019BUTUAN CITY – Step up and step out! Be at the forefront of development! This was the rousing message of Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), to the graduates of Caraga State University (CSU) at the CSU commencement exercises. The graduation rites were held on 30 May...Read more
JOB SUMMARY: Assist the Graduate Education Institutional Development in the administration and management of graduate scholarship program, including publications production and distribution; academic programs promotion, marketing, and fund generation; alumni relation, and management and coordination of the University Consortium (UC).QUALIFICATION: Master’s Degree in...Read more
Source: The Manila Times6 Jun 2019BUTUAN CITY: "Step up and step out! Be at the forefront of development!"
Thus said distinguished rice scientist Dr. Glenn Gregorio in his rousing message to the graduates of Caraga State University (CSU) at its commencement exercises themed "Breaking Barriers for Relevant Global Engagement" on May 30.
Dr. Gregorio related how he "stepped up and stepped out"...Read more
Quick Facts:Date: 8-14 July 2019
Venue: SEARCA, College, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Contact: Ms. Rosario B. Bantayan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Climate smart agriculture (CSA) recognizes that climatic risks to agriculture-based livelihood are occurring at much greater pace and intensity than before and in order to address it, context-specific local...Read more
Source: The Manila Times30 May 2019Dr. Glenn Gregorio has been appointed as new director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), an inter-government treaty organization hosted by the Philippine government on the campus of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), for a three-year term and he assumed office on 1 May...Read more
Source: The Manila Times30 May 2019THE Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is offering travel grants to scientists, researchers, graduate students and other professionals working in agriculture and rural development (ARD).
SEARCA will provide $1,200 per travel grant.
Leah Lyn Domingo, SEARCA public relations specialist, said the grant...Read more
Research and Development Generating information, knowledge, lessons, and insights that will influence policies, investments, trade, and other actions that will promote competitive agriculture, as well as inclusive and sustainable ARD. Read More
Knowledge Management Promoting a learning culture, knowledge creation, knowledge-sharing and use, with a predominant focus on the broad strategic theme of ISARD. Read More
Total Factor Productivity Growth in the Philippine Coconut and Sugarcane Sub-sectors
Corazon T. Aragon, Nora D.M. Carambas, Rizza T. Andres, Kristine G. Roxas, and Dina P. Fernandez
Type: Productivity Growth in Philippine Agriculture
Pages: 41 pp.
2308-2143 (Soft cover) 2619-6670 (e-ISSN)
The study determined the factors that influence production and farm-level technical efficiency, and identified the sources of total factor productivity (TFP) growth in the coconut and sugarcane sub-sectors in selected areas in the Philippines using panel data. TFP growth was decomposed into technical change, scale efficiency change, and change in technical efficiency.
Based on the results of the stochastic production frontier analysis, farm area, number of bearing trees, labor, and variety exhibited positive and significant effects on coconut farm output in Davao City. On the other hand, land, labor, fertilizers, lime application, and farm topography were the significant factors that had the most contribution to the sugarcane farm output in Luzon and Mindanao. The factors which significantly affected technical inefficiency of coconut farmers were education, training, credit, and intercropping practice;
whereas the important determinants of technical inefficiency of sugarcane producers in the study areas were educational attainment and tenure status of farm operators, size of the farm, and the general cultural and socioeconomic conditions in milling districts.
On the average, TFP growth in the coconut sub-sector was negative (–3.62%/year) due to the negative growth rates in the three TFP components. In contrast, the average annual TFP growth in the sugarcane sub-sector was positive (1.99%). The major sources of this modest TFP growth were technical efficiency improvement and technological change.
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