FANSSEA News

By Jarah N. De Guzman
The Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) held its 29th Executive Board Meeting on 9-10 November 2016 at the SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. Updates to the UC's various programs including the various grants, the Summer School, the Graduate Forum, the collaborative researches on the Umbrella Program on… Read more
By Jarah N. De Guzman
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) hosted the first workshop to establish the Joint Master’s Degree program in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC) at the SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines on 7-8 November 2016. The MS FSCC is a project initiated by the Southeast Asian University Consortium for… Read more
By Bernice Anne C.Darvin
Laguna, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) recently concluded its 14th Policy Roundtable Discussion on Rice Policies across Southeast Asia, on 8 December 2016 at Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. The policy roundtable examined existing rice policies across the region to come up with policy recommendations that… Read more
By Zacyl R. Jalotjot
Baybay, Leyte – Four IDA-partner universities from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Timor Leste visited the Visayas State University (VSU) through a study mission on 4-6 November 2016. The IDA universities were represented by Dr. Seng Mom and Mr. Pinn Thira of the Royal University of Agriculture, Cambodia; Dr. Somphong Chanthavong, Mr. Phouvong Phommalangsy, and Mr. Bounthong Sengvilaykham… Read more
By Bernice Anne C. Darvin and Carmen Nyhria G. Rogel
Mr. Tin Htut Oo, a distinguished agricultural economist from Myanmar, will be the fifth recipient of the prestigious Dioscoro L. Umali Achievement Award in Agricultural Development (Umali Award). The Umali Award, launched in 2007 and named after agricultural and rural development (ARD) luminary and founding director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in… Read more
By Eriza C. Asilo
Despite being a young nation, Timor-Leste's growth and development are boosted by the country's young leaders and intellectuals with their passion and dedication to service. Mr. Agustinho Ximenes is one of these emerging intellectuals who cultivated a love for the land and plants. Mr. Ximenes earned his Master's degree in Agronomy in 2010 from the University of the Philippines Los Baños… Read more
By Aaron Julius M. Lecciones
SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) jointly organized the launch workshop of the project Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns on… Read more
By Anna Gale C. Vallez
LAGUNA, Philippines – To assess the utilization of crops produced from the gardens of pilot schools involved in the SEARCA-UPLB-DepEd-Laguna school and home gardens project, cooking contests will take place from 12 to 28 October 2016. The purpose of the cooking contests is to gather and compile local, indigenous, but more importantly, acceptable recipes to pupils using the crops produced… Read more
By Prof. Rolando Bello and Ms. Angelic Reglos
VICTORIA, ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines - A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) among the members of the Victoria Kalamansi Farmers Federation (VKFF), the Local Government of Victoria represented by Mayor Joselito Malabanan, and the Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology (MinSCAT) represented by Pres. Jesse Zamora was signed on 3 October 2016 for the establishment of the calamansi… Read more
By Prof. Rolando T. Bello and Ms. Angelic Reglos
INOPACAN, LEYTE, Philippines – In line with the goal to attain food sufficiency and reduce poverty incidence in the municipality through Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD), demonstration farms were launched on 28 September 2016. These demonstration farms include a vegetable farm, a tilapia fishpond, and two jackfruit farms. A ceremonial tree planting led… Read more
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