FANSSEA News

The annual University Consortium Summer School is now accepting applications from enthusiastic individuals who want to make a change through integrated agroforestry systems.  The Summer School will be held in Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 10-22 July 2017. The event is spearheaded by UGM and Austria's University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU). This year's Summer School is titled Sustainability Transitions and is focused on Integrated Forestry… Read more
STA CRUZ LAGUNA, Philippines. Ninety-two (92) school heads and teachers from 11 school districts in the Province of Laguna participated in the Training-Workshop on Scaling-Up of School Gardens held on 17 May 2017 at Bagumbayan Elementary School, Sta. Cruz, Laguna. Leading the team of trainers were the SEARCA-DepEd-UPLB School and Home Gardens Project (SHGP) Coordinators.  Ms. Soledad Villanueva, Principal of the host school, presented the framework of the SHGP. She shared how she has… Read more
HANOI, VIETNAM. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), together with the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD) of the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), conducted a national inception workshop for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded Agricultural Transformation and Market… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, PHILIPPINES. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), together with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), paid recognition to the outstanding partner schools of the joint project titled Participatory Action Research on School- and Community-based Food and Nutrition Program for Literacy, Poverty Reduction, and Sustainable Development on 24 April 2017 at… Read more
NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR. Agriculture, livestock, and fisheries hold huge potential for strengthening food security in Myanmar and providing jobs and income for its rural population. The five largest crops grown, which accounted for 81% of total crop production in 2014, are rice, sugar cane, dry beans, fresh vegetables, and maize. Statistics also show that in poultry and livestock, broiler chicken and chicken eggs accounted for 90% of all primary livestock, and almost all are locally used. Fish… Read more
NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR. The implementation of the project Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns (ATMI-ASEAN) in Myanmar kicked off with a national inception workshop in Nay Pyi Taw on 30-31 March 2017. The project is funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and implemented by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Southeast Asian Regional… Read more
BOGOR, INDONESIA. The ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF] of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) joins the ASEAN Team Review Meeting for the draft of the Multi-sectoral Framework on Climate Change and Food Security towards 2020 on 27 to 28 April 2017 in Bogor, Indonesia. The ASRF is a project under the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) III.  The… Read more
HANOI, VIETNAM. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), together with the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD), will conduct a national inception workshop in Hanoi on 27-28 April 2017. The workshop is under the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded project, Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in collaboration with the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (University Consortium) and the Food Security Center (FSC) of Hohenheim University in Germany, hosted and conducted the Regional Workshop on Food Reserve Management and Policies in Southeast Asia at the SEARCA headquarters on 6-7 April… Read more
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
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