FANSSEA News

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) High Officials approved for endorsement to the SEAMEO Council the upscaling of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) pilot-tested School and Home Gardens throughout Southeast Asia.  SEARCA Director Gil C. Saguiguit Jr. was commended by Ministries of Education officials of 11 SEAMEO member countries for his Center's efforts to develop and demonstrate in six pilot schools… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, PHILIPPINES. Vietnamese researcher Dr. Thong Anh Tran presented his empirical insights into "Practices of adaptive co-management at the interface of flood management and adaptation" at the recently concluded 22nd International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology (SHE) through a SEARCA travel grant. The conference themed "Envisioning Pathways to Just and Sustainable Futures: Celebrating Diversity, Pursuing Integration and Developing Livable Communities" was held at… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA – Farm tourism opens up a whole new perspective for inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD) and provides hope for revitalizing the sector as a sunrise if not yet a sunshine industry in Southeast Asia. Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), offers this reflection as SEARCA opens its five-day Exposure-workshop on Farm Tourism Practices in Southeast Asia… Read more
SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. SEARCA organized the session Pathways to the Promotion of Human Ecology in Southeast Asia as part of the 22nd International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology (SHE) held here on 28 November to 1 December 2017. The College of Human Ecology of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) hosted the international conference. The session was meant to promote Human Ecology as a field of study that would help address the… Read more
The Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) held its 30th Executive Board meeting on 16 – 18 November 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. Twenty-four delegates participated in the meeting hosted by Tokyo University of Agriculture (Tokyo NODAI) in its Setagaya campus. This year's Executive Board meeting was highlighted by the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for the institution of the Joint Master of Science in Food Security and… Read more
AN GIANG, Vietnam- Researchers under the SEARCA Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT) Program and from the Agro-ecology Learning Alliance in Southeast Asia (ALiSEA) gathered in An Giang University in Vietnam on 6-7 November 2017 for a forum on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in the Mekong Sub-Region towards Food Security. The Mekong Region, composed of Cambodia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam, is considered by development… Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand. To introduce and capacitate key project partners with the use of rapid value chain assessment, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in cooperation with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), conducted the Training Workshop on Rapid Value Chain Assessment back-to-back with the Focal Points and Researchers Meeting on 31 October to 3… Read more
The Philippine-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) 65th Governing Board (GB) has conducted an annual evaluation of the center’s programs and finances aimed at boosting the region’s agricultural and rural development sectors. SEARCA’s GB discussed the center’s strategies and directions in the said sectors through its core programs on graduate education and institutional development, research and development, and knowledge… Read more
MUÑOZ CITY, Nueva Ecija - To boost efforts in developing the carabao industry toward food and nutrition security and livelihood, some 200 scientists, agricultural entrepreneurs, and practitioners from the Philippines and Asian countries attended a two-day global meeting here which kicked off on Thursday. The International Conference on Carabao-Based Enterprise Development (CBED) is a joint undertaking of the Muñoz-based Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) and the Los Baños-based Southeast Asian… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna — A school garden program being implemented in Laguna has been showing the way to successfully produce vegetables. Initially covering five public elementary and one secondary school, the program has been upscaled to cover 15 more grade and three high schools following the completion of its preliminary phase last June. It took off in January 2016. Read more... Read more
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