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
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
Enhancing Innovation in Agricultural Research and Development (ARD)
January 2018 to June 2019
Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and United Kingdom
Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR)
The project aims to enhance innovations in policies and programs under the national Research and Development, Extension Agenda and Programs (RDEAP) 2016 – 2022. Specific objectives are as follows:
Identify critical gaps and needs in ARD in relation to innovations for the advancement of RDEAP and Agricultural and Fisheries Modernization Program.
Support DA participation in the Policy Accelerator Leaders Program, Knowledge Management Program, and other related learning events.
Benchmark innovations in ARD in the Philippines vis-à-vis innovations in the Southeast Asian Region.
Draw policy and program recommendations to enhance innovation in ARD.
The Project Team will review the RDEAP 2016-2022 and the updated Agriculture and Modernization Plan to determine the critical gaps and needs in ARD. From the analysis, the Project Team will map-out areas for innovations in terms of policies and programs to upscale ARD and its impact to agriculture and fisheries sector. The Project Team will also conduct key informant interviews with various stakeholders in ARD, namely, the Department of Agriculture and its attached agencies, local government units, state universities and colleges, private sectors, cooperatives, NGOs and farmers' organizations with the end in view of mapping the necessary innovations along the value chain and supply chain.
For the participation of DA-BAR in the Global Innovation Policy Accelerator (GIPA), the innovations system of the United Kingdom (UK) will be considered for adoption to the Philippine setting. The GIPA Leaders Programme is an in-depth, high-intensity targeted professional development programme for a small, cross-system cohort of innovation policy leaders. The Leaders Programme aims to build a network by working closely across a national system and where individuals build a strong supportive network of capability to be drawn on in the future. It also provides support in developing a prototype and pilot a new innovation programme or policy - similar to a start-up programme, where participants get structured support to embed new ideas and ways of developing effective innovation policies. The project will support the whole process of DA-BAR participation in GIPA as well as the knowledge management and other related learning events that goes with it.
The Project will also conduct benchmarking visits in selected Southeast Asian country to assess existing innovations in ARD policies and programs and compare it to the mapped-out assessment conducted in the Philippines. The proposed countries for consideration in the benchmarking visits include Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. These are the countries which would also send participants to GIPA.