FANSSEA News

LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), will conduct the training course on Financial Viability and Profitability Analysis of New Technologies and Enterprises under High Value Crops Development Program for the second batch of DA-BAR staff on 27-30 June 2017 at the SEARCA headquarters. This activity is part of a… Read more
CHIANG MAI, Thailand. The ASRF Program Steering Committee (ASRF PSC) convened in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 13 June 2017 to discuss plans for implementing the ASRF under the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) Phase 3 (2017-2020).  ASRF is designed to provide Leaders and Focal Points on social forestry of the ASEAN Member States (AMS) with seed fund to enable them to respond to immediate needs or catalyze strategic actions that will address… Read more
CHIANG MAI, Thailand. SEARCA, as one of the implementing partners of the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) and the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC), supported and participated in the recently concluded 7th AWG-SF Conference held in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 12-14 June 2017. The conference highlights the theme "Social Forestry in Forest Landscape Restoration: Enabling Partnership and Investments for Sustainable Development… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has called for a stronger policy on the use of biotechnology crops in the Philippines as vital to the country's long-term food security amid climate change and a rapidly growing population. Congress should immediately craft a biotechnology law, which is forcible than a memorandum circular or administrative order to anchor the country's policies to end hunger, SEARCA Director Gil Saguiguit Jr. said in a… Read more
VIENTIANE, LAO PDR. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), together with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) of Lao PDR, will conduct the fourth National Inception Workshop under the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded project, Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and… Read more
The Southeast Asian Upland Agriculture Fellowships has just successfully concluded. This five-year project was a collaboration by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and SEARCA. It sought to build the capacities of Southeast Asian nationals to address current issues and concerns related to food security in upland communities by providing master-level scholarships, supporting researches, and organizing conference-workshops.  Fifty-three (53) nationals from… Read more
The newly-launched Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MSFSCC) is currently accepting applications until 2 June 2017.  SEARCA is a partner to the MSFSCC, a joint degree partially funded by the European Commission's ERASMUS + Capacity Building for Higher Education, and offered by the five members of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC), namely: Kasetsart University (KU) in Thailand, Universiti Putra… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), through a team led by Dr. Flordeliza A. Lantican, Value Chain Analysis (VCA) Specialist, completed the project "Value Chain Analysis of Carabao and Carabao-based Products in Visayas and Mindanao" in May 2017. This project was commissioned by the Department of Agriculture–Philippine Carabao Center (DA-PCC) following Phase I of the project, which covered four (4)… Read more
PARIS, France – Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., (inset) Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), joined high officials from national governments and development organizations from all over the world in the Global Forum on Agriculture (GFA) organized by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and held on 3 May 2017.  The annual forum is a venue… Read more
The Dioscoro L. Umali Achievement Award in Agricultural Development (Umali Award) is an honorific award that recognizes exemplary Southeast Asia (SEA) nationals whose work in the region has provided exceptionally significant positive impact on the development of agriculture and the improvement of the quality of life in rural communities in the region.  Given every two years, the search is ongoing for the awardee for 2017. The selected candidate will join the roster of… Read more
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