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Much of Vietnam's success story in rice production has been mainly attributed to hybrid rice varieties and increase in production area. But in the Mekong River Delta, the country's largest granary, agricultural mechanization is also perceived as a key. Amidst all these is Dr. Phan Hieu Hien and his team of dedicated engineers from Nong Lam University in Ho Chi Minh City. Dr. Hien has been… Read more
By Bessie M. Burgos
NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) presented the results of the study commissioned by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) titled Overview and Assessment of Agricultural Innovation Systems in ASEAN during the OECD-FAO-ASEAN Regional Conference on Policies to Enable Food Security… Read more
By Bessie M. Burgos
NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – The former Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MOAI) has been re-organized under the new Myanmar democratic government into the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI). MoALI is an integration of the MOAI, Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development, and Ministry of Cooperatives. In his speech during the OECD Seminar on Building… Read more
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… Read more
By Evelie P. Serrano
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… Read more
By Anna Gale C. Vallez, Bessie M. Burgos, and Henry M. Custodio
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… Read more
By Anna Gale Vallez
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… Read more
By Angelic M. Reglos
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… Read more
By Anna Gale C. Vallez
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… Read more
By Angelic M. Reglos
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… Read more
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