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
By Ma. Katrina Punto
LOMBOK, YOGYAKARTA, and BANDUNG, INDONESIA -- Three projects supported by the Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT) Program of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) are studies on Blue Economy implementation, bio-fungicide utilization, and pigmented rice development in Indonesia. SFRT grantees Dr. Nuva Nuva, Dr. Tri Rini Nuringtyas… Read more
Bandar Lampung INDONESIA – More than a hundred scholars, students, and, experts from seven countries converged at the Southern tip of Sumatra island for a two-day seminar titled "Improving Food Security: The Challenges for Enhancing Resilience to Climate Change." The international seminar, held from 23-24 August 2016 at Emersia Hotel is jointly hosted by the Indonesian SEARCA Fellows… Read more
By Anna Gale C. Vallez
LAGUNA, PHILIPPINES - After months of planning and preparation, the six partner schools of the project, A Participatory Action Research on School- and Community-based Food and Nutrition Program for Literacy, Poverty Reduction, and Sustainable Development have established their vegetable gardens using the knowledge gained on the principles of edible landscaping, organic agriculture, climate smart… Read more
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
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