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 (email@example.com)
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
BUTUAN 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 2019 with the theme "Breaking...Read more
ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – SEARCA's project on Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry in Oriental Mindoro, funded by the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research, identified possible areas for the establishment of demonstration farms to improve the existing production management for increased yield and off-season fruiting on...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
Endangered Beauty: Mt. Malindang and its Environs in Mindanao, Philippines
Catherine Barretto-Lagunzad Perry S. Ong
Type: Coffee Table Book
Pages: 133 pp.
971-560-1294 (Hard cover)
This book, 'Endangered Beauty, Mt. Malindang and its Environs in Mindanao, Philippines', is rather unique. Its uniqueness stems from two advantages held by the editors. First, they had complete access to all outcomes of research done in the area for the last five years and second, they had sufficient distance from the research results to enable them to produce that easy-to-read coffee table book. As a result, the editors have been able to give a remarkable overview of the endangered wealth and beauty of this hotspot in the Philippines.
The book builds on the numerous results of a demand-oriented research programme involving actors both in the Philippines and in the Netherlands. The programme started early 2000 and took place around the area of Mt. Malindang in the provinces of Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur in the Mindanao island of the Philippines. It gives a broad picture of the quickly vanishing beauty of this mountain range and its environs and the relationship between what happens in the upland, lowland, and coastal areas.
It provides inside information about a wide range of aspects and the relationship between them, including the often neglected human and societal issues in biodiversity conservation. The pages tell the story of the indigenous people who were forced to go upland and overuse the soils leading to habitat loss and soil deterioration. They also tell the story of massive timber exploitation and logging leading to deforestation and rapid biodiversity loss. They tell about fishermen who use dynamite fishing, destroying a large part of the fish, plant, and coral populations. In short, the pages show that the biodiversity crisis is clearly intertwined with the well-being of people. It also shows that often laws and regulations from different governing bodies overlap in practice and that an integrated effort is badly missing. The urgency of the biodiversity loss cannot be overemphasized. The photographs and aerial maps in this book sufficiently demonstrate that in the Mt. Malindang Range and its environs, time is simply running out.
Nevertheless, the book also gives hope. Because of interdisciplinary research, priority areas have been defined for conservation priorities. The responsibility of making these priorities a reality lies greatly with the Mindanao people. Two cultures have met: the Dutch from the North and the Filipinos from the South, leading to a remarkable unity of the human spirit to try to bring hope to a marginalized indigenous people without jeopardizing other life forms which are equally worth saving.
Something can be done to avoid further loss of biodiversity. We can conserve what remains, replace what was lost, repair what was damaged, and finally make people aware that they can change the situation. After all, biodiversity conservation and environmental protection are a collective responsibility, which are not intended to deprive but rather to ensure that biodiversity continues to provide a life of dignity for generations to come.
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