FANSSEA News

By Carmen Nyhria Rogel
Agriculture is the backbone of most Southeast Asian economies as about 450 million people depend on it for livelihood. Developing the competencies of agricultural workers is therefore essential in raising agricultural productivity and in adopting innovative farming processes and technologies. With the on-going ASEAN economic integration expected to promote increased mobility of skilled workers… Read more
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), and Dr. Tom Anyonge, Lead Technical Specialist of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-Rome, welcomed the participants of the Workshop on the Governance Structure and Processes for the Asia Pacific Islands Rural Advisory… Read more
By Marie Antoinette F. Bangabang
CALAMBA CITY, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) concluded the 2nd Face-to-Face (F2F) Session of the Philippine Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) funded project "IKM Mentorship Program: Communicating Agriculture and Fisheries Research for Inclusive and Sustainable Development (CAFRISD)"… Read more
Nine students under the Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC) program begin their enrolment in their host or second university this second semester 2017-2018. The member universities of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC), namely, Institut Pertanian Bogor and Universitas Gadjah Mada, both in… Read more
Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines—Images of small-scale Asian farmers, fishers, and retailers in their colorful work environments were adjudged best photos in the recently concluded 11th Photo contest of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), headquartered here. Three Vietnamese photographers bagged the first, second, and third prizes with… Read more
Twenty SEARCA scholars enrolled in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines attended the Training Workshop on Experimental Designs and Data Analysis for Researches in Agriculture at the SEARCA Headquarters from 8-12 January 2018. The training workshop was partially funded by the Food Security Center (FSC), based at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany.  The five-day… Read more
The officers of the Regional SEARCA Alumni Association (RSAA) held a workshop on Developing Collaborative Projects on Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development on 8 – 9 January 2018 at the SEARCA Headquarters in Laguna, Philippines. The workshop was partially funded by the Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim and brought together alumni… Read more
CALAMBA CITY, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) will conduct the 2nd Face-to-Face (F2F) Session under the project titled "Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) Mentorship Program: Communicating Agriculture and Fisheries Research for Inclusive and Sustainable Development (CAFRISD)" on 9-12 January 2018 at Sol Y Viento… Read more
The Regional SEARCA Alumni Association (RSAA) will hold its Executive Board Meeting and Workshop on 8-9 January 2018 at SEARCA Headquarters in Los Baños, Philippines. The two-day workshop aims to develop a collaborative research proposal in the fields of climate change and food security, which may be submitted to different funding sources. Nine alumni from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR… Read more
By Ma. Concepcion L. Mores
VICTORIA, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines. The large contribution of Oriental Mindoro province in calamansi production has earned it the title "Calamansi King" of the Southwestern Tagalog Region in the Philippines. Among the province's fourteen towns, Victoria has the highest volume of production and average yield, as well as the biggest area planted to calamansi, a citrus widely produced in the… Read more
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