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CALAMBA CITY, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) will conduct the 2nd Face-to-Face (F2F) Session under the project titled "Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Mentorship Program: Communicating Agriculture and Fisheries Research for Inclusive and Sustainable Development (CAFRISD)" on 9-12 January 2018 at Sol Y Viento… Read more
The Regional SEARCA Alumni Association (RSAA) will hold its Executive Board Meeting and Workshop on 8-9 January 2018 at SEARCA Headquarters in Los Baños, Philippines. The two-day workshop aims to develop a collaborative research proposal in the fields of climate change and food security, which may be submitted to different funding sources. Nine alumni from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR… Read more
By Ma. Concepcion L. Mores
VICTORIA, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. The large contribution of Oriental Mindoro province in calamansi production has earned it the title "Calamansi King" of the Southwestern Tagalog Region in the Philippines. Among the province's fourteen towns, Victoria has the highest volume of production and average yield, as well as the biggest area planted to calamansi, a citrus widely produced in the… Read more
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – SEARCA alumna, Dr. Su Latt Phyu of Myanmar, presented her research study at the TropAg 2017 Conference held on 20-22 November 2017. Her research on "Developing Bayesian Networks to Advance Understanding the Relationship between SNP Markers and Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Yield and Yield Related Traits at Different Environments" is part of her doctoral dissertation… Read more
BANGKOK, Thailand — Representatives of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) and Dr. Didier Pillot of Montpellier SupAgro conducted a workshop for the MS Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC) project on 12-13 December 2017 hosted by Kasetsart University. The two-day workshop tackled the mobility of the first… Read more
An ASEAN Technical Meeting and Multi-Stakeholder Policy Dialogue on Higher Agricultural Education, Research and Extension (ASEAN HAERE) for Food Security and Sustainability was jointly organized and sponsored by SEARCA, the Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim of Germany, and the Chulalongkorn University School of Agricultural Resources (CUSAR) of Thailand. Held on 6–7… Read more
By Kaymart Gimutao/SEARCA KM Department-Training Unit
In a seemingly sleepy town of Majayjay in Laguna, Philippines, a busy farm at the foot of the mystical Mt. Banahaw never runs out of activities for sustainable livestock and crop production. Popularly known as the Costales Nature Farms, the farm also lets its visitors experience firsthand the activities in farming such as harvesting, feeding farm animals, transplanting, seed sowing, fishing… Read more
The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) High Officials approved for endorsement to the SEAMEO Council the upscaling of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) pilot-tested School and Home Gardens throughout Southeast Asia.  SEARCA Director Gil C. Saguiguit Jr. was commended by Ministries of Education officials of… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, PHILIPPINES. Vietnamese researcher Dr. Thong Anh Tran presented his empirical insights into "Practices of adaptive co-management at the interface of flood management and adaptation" at the recently concluded 22nd International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology (SHE) through a SEARCA travel grant. The conference themed "Envisioning Pathways to Just and Sustainable… Read more
By Maria Celeste H. Cadiz
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA – Farm tourism opens up a whole new perspective for inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD) and provides hope for revitalizing the sector as a sunrise if not yet a sunshine industry in Southeast Asia. Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), offers this… Read more
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