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
Financial Viability and Profitability Analysis of Agricultural Technologies and Enterprises
July 2018 to December 2019
Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR)
The decision to adopt a new technology or engaged into a new enterprise depends on the feasibility of the proposed project in terms of its market, technical, organizational and management, environmental, financial, and economic aspects. One of the important questions potential technology adopters or investors seeks to answer is whether the financial benefits of technology adoption or enterprise start up exceed the financial costs of the project. Further, they want to know how much capital is required to implement the project and ultimately assess the project’s net benefits. The demand for the project’s output could be greater than the supply in the market and the project has been proven to increase yield. However, whether the project is financially viable is one critical dimension to consider. Financial analysis is, therefore, needed before researchers and extension workers can give their final recommendations on new agricultural production and processing technologies or enterprises to farmers, processors, and other potential investors.
On 30 January 2018, a Project Development Workshop between DA-BAR and SEARCA was held at the SEARCA Guest House. In the said workshop, Dr. Nicomedes P. Eleazar, DA-BAR Director, stressed the importance of financial viability and profitability analysis in DA-BAR projects because it is through such exercise that the institution learns and further evaluates which technologies and enterprises can be considered as financially profitable in the long run. It is also through this workshop in which, aside from the identified need to further provide training in conducting financial viability and profitability analysis to DA-BAR personnel and project partners (i.e., SUCs, RIARCs, RFOs), DA-BAR Technology Commercialization Division also discussed the need to update the financial viability manual of agricultural technologies and enterprises of selected agricultural commodities.
The objectives of this project are to:
Prepare and publish monographs incorporating the financial viability analysis of technologies and enterprises of selected agricultural commodities; and
Equip research personnel (national and regional) of various academic and research institutions as well as DA-BAR personnel with knowledge and skills in conducting financial viability and profitability analysis of new technologies and enterprises.