FANSSEA News

By Prof. Rolando T. Bello and Ms. Angelic Reglos
INOPACAN, LEYTE, Philippines – In line with the goal to attain food sufficiency and reduce poverty incidence in the municipality through Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD), demonstration farms were launched on 28 September 2016. These demonstration farms include a vegetable farm, a tilapia fishpond, and two jackfruit farms. A ceremonial tree planting led… Read more
By Ma. Katrina Punto
LOMBOK, YOGYAKARTA, and BANDUNG, INDONESIA -- Three projects supported by the Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT) Program of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) are studies on Blue Economy implementation, bio-fungicide utilization, and pigmented rice development in Indonesia. SFRT grantees Dr. Nuva Nuva, Dr. Tri Rini Nuringtyas… Read more
Bandar Lampung INDONESIA – More than a hundred scholars, students, and, experts from seven countries converged at the Southern tip of Sumatra island for a two-day seminar titled "Improving Food Security: The Challenges for Enhancing Resilience to Climate Change." The international seminar, held from 23-24 August 2016 at Emersia Hotel is jointly hosted by the Indonesian SEARCA Fellows… Read more
By Anna Gale C. Vallez
LAGUNA, PHILIPPINES - After months of planning and preparation, the six partner schools of the project, A Participatory Action Research on School- and Community-based Food and Nutrition Program for Literacy, Poverty Reduction, and Sustainable Development have established their vegetable gardens using the knowledge gained on the principles of edible landscaping, organic agriculture, climate smart… Read more
Much of Vietnam's success story in rice production has been mainly attributed to hybrid rice varieties and increase in production area. But in the Mekong River Delta, the country's largest granary, agricultural mechanization is also perceived as a key. Amidst all these is Dr. Phan Hieu Hien and his team of dedicated engineers from Nong Lam University in Ho Chi Minh City. Dr. Hien has been… Read more
By Bessie M. Burgos
NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) presented the results of the study commissioned by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) titled Overview and Assessment of Agricultural Innovation Systems in ASEAN during the OECD-FAO-ASEAN Regional Conference on Policies to Enable Food Security… Read more
By Bessie M. Burgos
NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – The former Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MOAI) has been re-organized under the new Myanmar democratic government into the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI). MoALI is an integration of the MOAI, Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development, and Ministry of Cooperatives. In his speech during the OECD Seminar on Building… Read more
Twenty six junior faculty members and researchers from Savannakhet University (SKU), Lao PDR participated in a Short Course on Utilization of Indigenous Crops to Strengthen Food Security held on 6-10 June 2016 at SKU. The course was partially funded by the Food Security Center (FSC) project of the University of Hohenheim, which is part of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) program… Read more
By Evelie P. Serrano
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – Twenty middle managers and one senior leader in agricultural and rural development from seven Southeast Asian countries are levelling up their knowledge on the changing landscape in agriculture and food security at a learning event in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines on 6-10 June 2016. A good number of these leaders are alumni of the Southeast… Read more
By Anna Gale C. Vallez, Bessie M. Burgos, and Henry M. Custodio
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) together with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) recently concluded the preliminary phase of the project, "A Participatory Action Research on School- and Community-based Food and Nutrition Program… Read more
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