FANSSEA News

PARIS, France – Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., (inset) Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), joined high officials from national governments and development organizations from all over the world in the Global Forum on Agriculture (GFA) organized by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and held on 3 May 2017.  The annual forum is a venue… Read more.
The Dioscoro L. Umali Achievement Award in Agricultural Development (Umali Award) is an honorific award that recognizes exemplary Southeast Asia (SEA) nationals whose work in the region has provided exceptionally significant positive impact on the development of agriculture and the improvement of the quality of life in rural communities in the region.  Given every two years, the search is ongoing for the awardee for 2017. The selected candidate will join the roster of… Read more.
The annual University Consortium Summer School is now accepting applications from enthusiastic individuals who want to make a change through integrated agroforestry systems.  The Summer School will be held in Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 10-22 July 2017. The event is spearheaded by UGM and Austria's University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU). This year's Summer School is titled Sustainability Transitions and is focused on Integrated Forestry… Read more.
STA CRUZ LAGUNA, Philippines. Ninety-two (92) school heads and teachers from 11 school districts in the Province of Laguna participated in the Training-Workshop on Scaling-Up of School Gardens held on 17 May 2017 at Bagumbayan Elementary School, Sta. Cruz, Laguna. Leading the team of trainers were the SEARCA-DepEd-UPLB School and Home Gardens Project (SHGP) Coordinators.  Ms. Soledad Villanueva, Principal of the host school, presented the framework of the SHGP. She shared how she has… Read more.
HANOI, VIETNAM. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), together with the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD) of the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), conducted a national inception workshop for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded Agricultural Transformation and Market… Read more.
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, PHILIPPINES. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), together with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), paid recognition to the outstanding partner schools of the joint project titled Participatory Action Research on School- and Community-based Food and Nutrition Program for Literacy, Poverty Reduction, and Sustainable Development on 24 April 2017 at… Read more.
NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR. Agriculture, livestock, and fisheries hold huge potential for strengthening food security in Myanmar and providing jobs and income for its rural population. The five largest crops grown, which accounted for 81% of total crop production in 2014, are rice, sugar cane, dry beans, fresh vegetables, and maize. Statistics also show that in poultry and livestock, broiler chicken and chicken eggs accounted for 90% of all primary livestock, and almost all are locally used. Fish… Read more.
NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR. The implementation of the project Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns (ATMI-ASEAN) in Myanmar kicked off with a national inception workshop in Nay Pyi Taw on 30-31 March 2017. The project is funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and implemented by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Southeast Asian Regional… Read more.
BOGOR, INDONESIA. The ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF] of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) joins the ASEAN Team Review Meeting for the draft of the Multi-sectoral Framework on Climate Change and Food Security towards 2020 on 27 to 28 April 2017 in Bogor, Indonesia. The ASRF is a project under the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) III.  The… Read more.
HANOI, VIETNAM. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), together with the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD), will conduct a national inception workshop in Hanoi on 27-28 April 2017. The workshop is under the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded project, Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in… Read more.
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