FANSSEA News

By Milli Pangilinan
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
By Leah Lyn D. Domingo
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
By Milli Pangilinan
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
By Suzette C. Simondac
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
By Anna P. Valmero
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
By Maribel B. Almanza
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
By Maria Celeste M. Molina
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
STUTTGART, Germany – Around 300 scientists and experts from around the world converged to focus on the causes, consequences, and counter-strategies of the global problem on micronutrient deficiencies during early development, also known as "Hidden Hunger." Organized by the University of Hohenheim (UHOH), the 2nd Hidden Hunger International Congress was held in Stuttgart, Germany on 3-6 March 2015.  Among the participants were Philippine delegates Dr. Normahitta P. Gordoncillo… Read more
A group from the Fenner School of Environment and Society of the College of Medicine, Biology and Environment of the Australian National University (ANU) visited SEARCA on 2 December 2014. Led by Dr. Robert Dyball, Lecturer at the Human Ecology Program and President of the Society for Human Ecology, the group included PhD Candidates Mr. Federico Davila, Ms. Jennifer Marie Sunga-Amparo, and Ms. Deborah Cleland. They were accompanied by representatives of the College of Human Ecology of the… Read more
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