SEARCA Director opens IFAD-funded Asia-Pacific regional workshop

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JAKARTA, Indonesia – Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), and Dr. Tom Anyonge, Lead Technical Specialist of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Rome, welcomed the participants of the Workshop on the Governance Structure and Processes for the Asia Pacific Islands Rural Advisory Services (APIRAS) Network held here on 22 January 2018.

They set the tone for the workshop, which brings together stakeholders from the Asia-Pacific region to revisit and set the goals and roles of APIRAS and its members as well as craft the short- and medium-term roadmap for APIRAS.

The two-day workshop is under the auspices of the project titled "Supporting Smallholder Farmers in Asia and the Pacific Islands Region through Strengthened Agricultural Advisory Services (SAAS)" funded by IFAD and implemented by SEARCA through its Project Development and Technical Services.