News and Updates
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), together with local partners, will conduct national inception workshops in Cambodia and Myanmar under the project titled Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns (ATMI-ASEAN). This project is being implemented by SEARCA and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and funded by the International… Read more.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and Nagoya University are set to have a workshop on 16 March 2017 at the SEARCA Headquarters. The workshop aims to develop the framework of collaboration in research and development between the two institutions. The potential areas for joint project development include, among others, academic exchange for graduate education in agriculture and natural resources, as well as R&D activities… Read more.
SEARCA officials, project team members, presenters, and participants of the Regional Forum on State-of-the-art of Agricultural Research and Development and its Implications to ASEAN Integration held on 27-28 February 2017. In the photo are Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr. (first row, fourth from left), SEARCA Director; Dr. Agustin Molina, Jr. (first row, third from left), Bioversity International Honorary Research Fellow; Dr. Lope B. Santos III (first row, rightmost), SEARCA PDTS Program Specialist… Read more.
STA CRUZ, Laguna, Philippines. As part of the scaling-up efforts of the SEARCA-DepEd-UPLB project, A Participatory Action Research on School and Community-based Food and Nutrition Program for Literacy, Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development (SCBFNP), a Training of Trainers (TOT) for Scaling-up and Sustaining the School and Home Gardens Project towards Year-round Food and Nutrition Security was held on 27-28 February 2017 at the Pedro Guevara Memorial National High School. It… Read more.
Twenty-two lecturers from Yezin Agricultural University (YAU) in Myanmar participated in the Short Course on General Education (GE) Program in Addressing Food Security held on 20-24 February 2017 at YAU. Organized by SEARCA in cooperation with YAU, the course was conducted by Dr. Daylinda Banzon-Cabanilla, former Professor of the Department of Social Forestry and Forest Governance, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of the Philippines Los Baños… Read more.
Thirty-three representatives from 16 partners converged at Kasetsart University (KU) in Bangkok, Thailand on 14 – 16 February 2017 for a workshop to finalize the training tracks, and develop a quality plan for the Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC). This project is partially funded by the ERASMUS + Capacity Building in Higher Education program of the European Commission. The project is an initiative of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate… Read more.
Participants and resource persons on the first day of the boot camp In celebration of SEARCA's 50th Anniversary and the 12th National Biotechnology Week, senior high school students and their science teachers from various schools in the Philippines took part in the Agri-biotech Boot Camp held at SEARCA Headquarters and the University of the Philippines Los Baños - Institute of Plant Breeding (UPLB-IPB) on 16-18 November 2016. Participants from UP Rural High School, Regional… Read more.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) participated in the kick-off meeting of the newly selected ERASMUS+ Capacity Building for Higher Education (CBHE) projects held on 25-26 January 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr. (center), SEARCA Director, and Dr. Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma (second from left), SEARCA Program Head for Graduate Education and Institutional Development Department (GEIDD), attended the meeting with Dr… Read more.
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The Workshop on Developing Scaling-up Strategies for the School and Home Gardens Project was held on 19-20 December 2016 at the SEARCA Headquarters. The workshop is part of the project called "A Participatory Action Research on School and Community-based Food and Nutrition Program for Literacy, Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development," which is being implemented by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in… Read more.
Laguna, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) held the Regional Forum on Farms, Food and Futures: Toward Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) in Southeast Asia on 7 December 2016 in Los Baños, Laguna. The forum highlighted contemporary issues in inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ARD) in Southeast Asia that affect food security and poverty… Read more.