LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – As part of SEARCA's contribution to improving the nutritional condition and dietary habits of school-aged children and eventually the community's food and nutrition security in Laguna, 30 teachers and officers of the six (6) pilot schools were trained on sustainable and organic food production, and edible landscaping during the Seminar-Workshop on School Garden Planning which was held on 12-13 April 2016. This seminar-workshop is part of the… Read more
NAUJAN, ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – More than 30 farmers and institutional stakeholders of the Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) project on revitalizing the calamansi industry in Victoria, Oriental Mindoro joined the Participatory Rural Appraisal and Action Planning (PRAAP) Workshop on 4-7 April 2016 at the Agricultural Training Institute Regional Center Session Hall. The PRAAP workshop is jointly organized by SEARCA, the Mindoro State College of… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) gathered respected experts in Asia on 3 March 2016 for a final round of discussions on a book they are collaborating on titled Farms, Food and Future: Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia. The book puts together the best minds to synthesize the wealth of knowledge articulated and exchanged during the Second International… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez Jr. has urged regional food and nutrition experts to work together to develop an agenda toward achieving sustainable diets for millions of people in Southeast Asia who are still undernourished. Dr. Sanchez issued the call as he welcomed participants to the "Southeast Asian Conference on Econutrition: From Concepts to Practice in Achieving Sustainable Diets (SEAConE)" held at… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is proud to release the conference summary report from the Second International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD2014) in Southeast Asia that it organized on 12-13 November 2014 at the Makati Shangri-la, Philippines. Drawing significant insights from 400 participants from 20 countries, the conference became an avenue to discuss challenges and opportunities, and address pressing issues… Read more
DILI, Timor Leste – Less than a year after SEARCA Alumni Association of Timor was formed, the group is now hosting the 2nd Regional SEARCA Fellows Association Conference on Food Security, Poverty Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation on 8-9 October 2015 at Hotel Timor, Dili. The keynote speech of the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Timor Leste, His Excellency Estanislau Alexio da Silva, opened the two-day conference attended by more than 120 local and international… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the members of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (University Consortium) have collaborated on a research project entitled "Food Reserves: A Comparative Study on Food Reserve Management and Policies in Southeast Asia." This initiative is in line with SEARCA's umbrella program on Food and Nutrition Security for Southeast Asia… Read more
LOS BANOS, Philippines – The ASEAN region faces an opportunity to become a champion in food security by addressing the challenge of feeding its 5.1 billion population by 2050, noted policy experts. As one of the world's food baskets, ASEAN is prone to the multifaceted challenges of food security, especially as the region needs to leapfrog its food production in 2050, noted Dr. Paul S. Teng, principal officer at Singapore-based National Institute of Education. Dr. Teng is also a senior… Read more
BATAC, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU), organized and facilitated the training course on Organic and Scientific Native Chicken Production held on 27 April 2015 at MMSU in Batac, Ilocos Norte. This activity is part of the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR)-funded project titled Production of Organic Feeds for… Read more
Less than two months after the start of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC)-funded Value Chain Analysis project (VCA) of carabao and carabao-based products, which was commissioned to SEARCA, the research team led by Dr. Flordeliza A. Lantican, a VCA specialist, has made headway in accomplishing some of the requirements of the project. The inception report prepared by the team leader was presented to the PCC officials, represented by Dr. Liza Battad and Mr. Eric Palacpac. After recognizing the… Read more
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