By Monalinda B. Cadiz
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines — On its 12th year, the awaited annual regional SEARCA Photo Contest has officially opened for submissions from photo enthusiasts across Southeast Asia, starting on 7 September 2018. For 2018, SEARCA looks at its contributing role in the light of its efforts to bring to fore, and unify into a regional cooperation, many efforts that respond to the inevitable… Read more
By Patricia Ann A. Pielago
VICTORIA, ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines. The Tokyo University of Agriculture (Tokyo NODAI), in partnership with the University of the Philippines Los Baños – Postharvest Horticulture Training and Research Center (UPLB-PHTRC) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), established experimental sites and conducted field trials to validate… Read more
MONTPELLIER, France – SEARCA has supported the participation of Dr. Rico Ancog in the France Excellence Summer on OneHealth Approach to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance held in the headquarters of the Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) in Montpellier, France, last July 2018. Dr. Ancog is an assistant professor at the School of Environmental… Read more
Fourteen participants from Myanmar, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and the Philippines participated in the Short Course on Planetary Health Approach in Addressing Food Safety Considerations and Environmental Challenges held at the SEARCA Headquarters from 13-17 August 2018.  Dr. Carlos Alberto Faerron Guzman, Academic Director of the Organization for Tropical Studies of Costa Rica, served as… Read more
By Blesilda M. Calub
TAIPEI, Taiwan – The success of the School-plus-home Gardens Project, a collaborative action research project among SEARCA, the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), and the Department of Education (DepEd)-Division of Laguna, had the opportunity to be shared to participants during the 2018 Asia-Pacific Societies for Agricultural and Food Ethics (APSafe) Conference in… Read more
By Bernice Anne C. Darvin and Loise Ann M. Carandang
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in cooperation with the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA), organized the 1st National Project Steering Committee (NPSC) Meeting of the Philippine component of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded project Agricultural… Read more
By Sarah Grace L. Quiñones
BANGKOK, Thailand – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has successfully conducted the Best Practices in Agricultural Advisory Services (AAS) in Asia and the Pacific Islands: A Regional Learning Event and Experience Sharing held on 30-31 July 2018… Read more
By May Gordoncillo-Payabyab and Maria Celeste H. Cadiz
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – A one-day forum discussed gaps and directions to reshape agriculture and development in Southeast Asia and called for changing and enhancing the policy, implementation, and program management approaches that redound to improving the lot of the smallholder farmers who contribute 70 percent of the food produced in the region. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for… Read more
By Leah Lyn D. Domingo
TAGAYTAY CITY, Philippines – The International School of Sustainable Tourism (ISST), Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), and Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) joined hands to lead the first Global Farm Tourism Summit to discuss the benefits of adding a tourism component to farms while promoting sustainability. Held on 17-19 July 2018… Read more
SERDANG, SELANGOR, Malaysia — The 2018 UC-FSCC Summer School was opened here this Monday, 16 July 2018, by Prof. Datin Paduka Dató Dr. Aini Ideris, Vice Chancellor of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Malaysia's representative to the SEARCA Governing Board. Jointly organized by UPM, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Indonesia and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna… Read more
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