FANSSEA News

By Leah Lyn D. Domingo
MUÑOZ, Philippines – The Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) headquartered here and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) are jointly organizing the International Conference on Carabao-based Enterprise Development (CBED) to be hosted by PCC on 26-27 October 2017.  To be keynoted by Sen. Cynthia Villar, the event is expected to attract… Read more
By Maria Katrina R. Punto
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR) - Chinese Academy of Sciences collaborate for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded project "Rural Regional Transformation: Pathways, Policy Sequencing, and Development Outcomes in China, the… Read more
By Le Ngoc Hiep
UPPSALA, Sweden. Le Ngoc Hiep (M.Sc.), a lecturer and researcher from Department of Food Technology of An Giang University (AGU), Vietnam was awarded with a travel grant by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) to present his paper at the International Conference on Rural Transformation and Urbanization - Agriculture for Development… Read more
By Rosario B. Bantayan, Camille Joy V. Enalbes, and Maria Katrina R. Punto
MAKATI, Philippines - A forum jointly organized by the Philippines and France highlighted several factors that affect the integration of smallholder farmers, such as markets, standards, organization, policies, and investments. Recognizing the crucial role of smallholder farmers in sustainable food production to achieve food security and nutrition, the Department of Agriculture, together with… Read more
By Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña
VIENTIANE, LAO PDR. The Department of Forestry (DoF) of Lao PDR developed a proposal to improve the guidelines on and harmonize approaches to village forest (VF) and non-timber forest product (NTFP) management during the pilot testing of the Project Development Toolkit from 26 to 28 September 2017. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)-ASEAN… Read more
By Bessie M. Burgos
SEMARANG, Indonesia. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) participated in and supported the 2nd International Symposium on Food and Agrobiodiversity (ISFA). With the theme "Developing Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production," the symposium was held on 26-27 September 2017 and was organized by the Diponegoro University and the… Read more
SEARCA conducted a Short Course on Cropping Systems Models and its Application for Climate Impact Assessment at the SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. The entry-level course, which ran from 4-8 September 2017, described a practical approach for simulating crop production using the empirical and dynamical approach.  Twenty-seven (27) individuals from the Philippines… Read more
Officials of Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) led by Mr. Andrew Hsein Chang Lee, Director-General of the Ministry's Public Diplomacy Coordination Council (tenth from left), visited the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) at its headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna as part of its efforts to promote bilateral exchanges and cooperation… Read more
INGHAM, Queensland, Australia – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Asia Pacific Rural Advisory Services (APIRAS), convened a Regional Networking Conference on 8 September 2017 at the Tyto Conference Center here. The conference is part of the project… Read more
An international development agency has urged government to carry out "structural transformation" by pouring investments in farm research & development, infrastructure, labor-intensive manufacturing and services, and land distribution in order for rural economies to grow.  The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), which is co-implementing a $2.5 million ASEAN market… Read more
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