FANSSEA News

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA. 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, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Cambodia through its General Directorate of Agriculture (GDA), conducted the national inception workshop in Phnom Penh on 27-28 March 2017. This activity is under the project Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation (MoALI) of Myanmar, will jointly organize the Policy Roundtable on Rice and other Important Agricultural Commodities: Towards Evidence-Based Policy Formulation on 1 April 2017 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.  The event aims to serve as a capability building process where policymakers, mostly from the Ministry, learn from… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), together with local partners, will conduct national inception workshops in Cambodia and Myanmar under the project titled Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns (ATMI-ASEAN). This project is being implemented by SEARCA and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and funded by the International… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and Nagoya University are set to have a workshop on 16 March 2017 at the SEARCA Headquarters. The workshop aims to develop the framework of collaboration in research and development between the two institutions.  The potential areas for joint project development include, among others, academic exchange for graduate education in agriculture and natural resources, as well as R&D activities… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), as commissioned by the Philippine Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), conducted and hosted the forum titled "Regional Forum on State-of-the-Art of Agricultural Research and Development and its Implications to ASEAN Integration" held on 27-28 February 2017.  A total of 46 R&D practitioners from the academe, DA Regional… Read more
STA CRUZ, Laguna, Philippines. As part of the scaling-up efforts of the SEARCA-DepEd-UPLB project, A Participatory Action Research on School and Community-based Food and Nutrition Program for Literacy, Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development (SCBFNP), a Training of Trainers (TOT) for Scaling-up and Sustaining the School and Home Gardens Project towards Year-round Food and Nutrition Security was held on 27-28 February 2017 at the Pedro Guevara Memorial National High School. It… Read more
Twenty-two lecturers from Yezin Agricultural University (YAU) in Myanmar participated in the Short Course on General Education (GE) Program in Addressing Food Security held on 20-24 February 2017 at YAU.  Organized by SEARCA in cooperation with YAU, the course was conducted by Dr. Daylinda Banzon-Cabanilla, former Professor of the Department of Social Forestry and Forest Governance, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of the Philippines Los Baños… Read more
Thirty-three representatives from 16 partners converged at Kasetsart University (KU) in Bangkok, Thailand on 14 – 16 February 2017 for a workshop to finalize the training tracks, and develop a quality plan for the Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC). This project is partially funded by the ERASMUS + Capacity Building in Higher Education program of the European Commission. The project is an initiative of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate… Read more
In celebration of SEARCA's 50th Anniversary and the 12th National Biotechnology Week, senior high school students and their science teachers from various schools in the Philippines took part in the Agri-biotech Boot Camp held at SEARCA Headquarters and the University of the Philippines Los Baños - Institute of Plant Breeding (UPLB-IPB) on 16-18 November 2016.  Participants from UP Rural High School, Regional Science High School for Region 2, West Visayas State University … Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) participated in the kick-off meeting of the newly selected ERASMUS+ Capacity Building for Higher Education (CBHE) projects held on 25-26 January 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr. (center), SEARCA Director, and Dr. Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma (second from left), SEARCA Program Head for Graduate Education and Institutional Development Department (GEIDD), attended the meeting with Dr… Read more
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