FANSSEA News

31 October 2017
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna — A school garden program being implemented in Laguna has been showing the way to successfully produce vegetables. Initially covering five public elementary and one secondary school, the program has been upscaled to cover 15 more grade and three high schools following the completion of its preliminary phase last June. It took off in January 2016. Read more... Read more
2 November 2017
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines — Several government academic and research institutions have closed ranks to undertake programs that enhance the interest of high school students in pursuing agriculture and related sciences as a career. One of the programs recently crafted along this line is titled "Students-Teachers Agri-Aqua Ambassadors for Innovation and Livelihood (STAIL)." It addresses the… Read more
2 November 2017
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Philippines — Sen. Cynthia Villar has extolled Asian scientists and research administrators for closing ranks to accelerate the growth of the region's buffalo (carabao)-based industry. Addressing the Oct. 26-28 international conference on Carabao-based Enterprise Development held in the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Villar said the forum would "level up the… Read more
SEARCA, represented by Dr. Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma, Program Head for Graduate Education and Institutional Development (GEID), and Dr. Maria Monina Cecilia Villena, Special Projects Coordinator of the Biotechnology Information Center (BIC), joined the 2017 World Food Day Colloquium and FSC Planning Workshop on 19-20 October 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany. The World Food Day Colloquium is a one-day… Read more
By Maria Katrina R. Punto
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the Research Center for Rural Development (RCRD) of An Giang University and with support from the Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim, will bring together selected Southeast Asian researchers to the Forum on Promoting Sustainable Agriculture in the Mekong… Read more
By Bernice Anne C. Darvin
BANGKOK, Thailand. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in cooperation with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) will conduct the Focal Points & Researchers Meeting and Training Workshop on Rapid Value Chain Assessment under the project "Agricultural… Read more
By Leah Lyn D. Domingo
MUÑOZ, Philippines – The Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) headquartered here and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) are jointly organizing the International Conference on Carabao-based Enterprise Development (CBED) to be hosted by PCC on 26-27 October 2017.  To be keynoted by Sen. Cynthia Villar, the event is expected to attract… Read more
By Maria Katrina R. Punto
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR) - Chinese Academy of Sciences collaborate for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded project "Rural Regional Transformation: Pathways, Policy Sequencing, and Development Outcomes in China, the… Read more
By Le Ngoc Hiep
UPPSALA, Sweden. Le Ngoc Hiep (M.Sc.), a lecturer and researcher from Department of Food Technology of An Giang University (AGU), Vietnam was awarded with a travel grant by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) to present his paper at the International Conference on Rural Transformation and Urbanization - Agriculture for Development… Read more
By Rosario B. Bantayan, Camille Joy V. Enalbes, and Maria Katrina R. Punto
MAKATI, Philippines - A forum jointly organized by the Philippines and France highlighted several factors that affect the integration of smallholder farmers, such as markets, standards, organization, policies, and investments. Recognizing the crucial role of smallholder farmers in sustainable food production to achieve food security and nutrition, the Department of Agriculture, together with… Read more
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