FANSSEA News

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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… 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… Read more
By Zacyl R. Jalotjot
Baybay, Leyte – Four IDA-partner universities from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Timor Leste visited the Visayas State University (VSU) through a study mission on 4-6 November 2016. The IDA universities were represented by Dr. Seng Mom and Mr. Pinn Thira of the Royal University of Agriculture, Cambodia; Dr. Somphong Chanthavong, Mr. Phouvong Phommalangsy, and Mr. Bounthong Sengvilaykham… Read more
By Bernice Anne C. Darvin and Carmen Nyhria G. Rogel
Mr. Tin Htut Oo, a distinguished agricultural economist from Myanmar, will be the fifth recipient of the prestigious Dioscoro L. Umali Achievement Award in Agricultural Development (Umali Award). The Umali Award, launched in 2007 and named after agricultural and rural development (ARD) luminary and founding director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in… Read more
By Eriza C. Asilo
Despite being a young nation, Timor-Leste's growth and development are boosted by the country's young leaders and intellectuals with their passion and dedication to service. Mr. Agustinho Ximenes is one of these emerging intellectuals who cultivated a love for the land and plants. Mr. Ximenes earned his Master's degree in Agronomy in 2010 from the University of the Philippines Los Baños… Read more
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