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Twenty six junior faculty members and researchers from Savannakhet University (SKU), Lao PDR participated in a Short Course on Utilization of Indigenous Crops to Strengthen Food Security held on 6-10 June 2016 at SKU. The course was partially funded by the Food Security Center (FSC) project of the University of Hohenheim, which is part of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) program "Exceed" supported by DAAD and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – Twenty middle managers and one senior leader in agricultural and rural development from seven Southeast Asian countries are levelling up their knowledge on the changing landscape in agriculture and food security at a learning event in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines on 6-10 June 2016. A good number of these leaders are alumni of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), and they are… 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) recently concluded the preliminary phase of the project, "A Participatory Action Research on School- and Community-based Food and Nutrition Program for Literacy, Poverty Reduction, and Sustainable Development" on 15 May 2016. This important phase… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – After a series of seminars and workshops conducted by the Project Management Team (PMT) of the Participatory Action Research on School- and Community-based Food and Nutrition Program for Literacy, Poverty Reduction, and Sustainable Development, a total of 36 heads and teachers from the six participating schools of the Department of Education- Laguna Division convened for the Writeshop on Integrating Agriculture, Nutrition, and Climate Change… Read more
NAUJAN, ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – About 30 participants composed of farmer-beneficiaries and institutional stakeholders of the SEARCA Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) project on revitalizing the calamansi industry in Victoria, Oriental Mindoro joined the Participatory Rural Appraisal and Action Planning (PRAAP) Workshop on 4-7 April 2016 at the Agricultural Training Institute Regional Center Session Hall. Dr. Miriam R. Nguyen and Dr. Evangeline… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – As part of SEARCA's contribution to improving the nutritional condition and dietary habits of school-aged children and eventually the community's food and nutrition security in Laguna, 30 teachers and officers of the six (6) pilot schools were trained on sustainable and organic food production, and edible landscaping during the Seminar-Workshop on School Garden Planning which was held on 12-13 April 2016. This seminar-workshop is part of the… Read more
NAUJAN, ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – More than 30 farmers and institutional stakeholders of the Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) project on revitalizing the calamansi industry in Victoria, Oriental Mindoro joined the Participatory Rural Appraisal and Action Planning (PRAAP) Workshop on 4-7 April 2016 at the Agricultural Training Institute Regional Center Session Hall. The PRAAP workshop is jointly organized by SEARCA, the Mindoro State College of… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) gathered respected experts in Asia on 3 March 2016 for a final round of discussions on a book they are collaborating on titled Farms, Food and Future: Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia. The book puts together the best minds to synthesize the wealth of knowledge articulated and exchanged during the Second International… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez Jr. has urged regional food and nutrition experts to work together to develop an agenda toward achieving sustainable diets for millions of people in Southeast Asia who are still undernourished. Dr. Sanchez issued the call as he welcomed participants to the "Southeast Asian Conference on Econutrition: From Concepts to Practice in Achieving Sustainable Diets (SEAConE)" held at… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is proud to release the conference summary report from the Second International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD2014) in Southeast Asia that it organized on 12-13 November 2014 at the Makati Shangri-la, Philippines. Drawing significant insights from 400 participants from 20 countries, the conference became an avenue to discuss challenges and opportunities, and address pressing issues… Read more
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