FANSSEA News

By Camille Joy V. Enalbes
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
By Sophia M. Mercado
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 Science High School for Region 2, West Visayas State University … Read more
By Leah Lyn D. Domingo
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
By Anna Gale Vallez
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
By Aaron Lecciones and Maria Katrina Punto
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
By Maria Katrina Punto
  As part of the celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) launched its latest book titled Farms, Food, and Futures: Toward Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia on 7 December 2016 at the SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna. The 2016 ARD book focuses on four main themes, namely: Regional/Sub-regional Integration (Chapter 2), Institutions and… Read more
By Dr. Bessie M. Burgos
SEARCA Headquarters, College, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) honored Dr. Tin Htut, Permanent Secretary of Myanmar's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation (MOALI), with a special citation during the opening ceremony of the Regional Forum on Farms, Food, and Futures: Toward Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) in Southeast Asia, held on 7 December… Read more
By Jarah N. De Guzman
The Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) held its 29th Executive Board Meeting on 9-10 November 2016 at the SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. Updates to the UC's various programs including the various grants, the Summer School, the Graduate Forum, the collaborative researches on the Umbrella Program on Food and Nutrition Security for Southeast Asia (FANSSEA), the recently approved ERASMUS+ funded… Read more
By Jarah N. De Guzman
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) hosted the first workshop to establish the Joint Master’s Degree program in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC) at the SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines on 7-8 November 2016. The MS FSCC is a project initiated by the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) and is jointly led by Kasetsart University… Read more
By Bernice Anne C.Darvin
Laguna, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) recently concluded its 14th Policy Roundtable Discussion on Rice Policies across Southeast Asia, on 8 December 2016 at Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. The policy roundtable examined existing rice policies across the region to come up with policy recommendations that could guide policymakers and other stakeholders under current and future rice market scenario to… Read more
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