FANSSEA News

By Reymond Denver Q. Buenaseda and Christiansen D. Aguila
ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – A baseline study on plant nursery operators and calamansi processors was conducted by the project team composed of staff from UPLB, together with partners from Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology (MinSCAT), and the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg) of Oriental Mindoro on 1-6 April 2019 in the municipalities of Victoria, Pola, and… Read more
MANILA, Philippines – Forty-three delegates from 10 Asian countries composed of farmer-leaders, scientists and the academia, media, as well as representatives from government and private institutions gathered for the week-long 13th Pan-Asia Farmers' Exchange Program held last 1-5 April 2019 in Manila, Philippines.  Discussions focused on communicating biotech in the… Read more
ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines – More than a hundred participants composed of farmers, local government officials and representatives from the private sector and academe from the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and La Union attended the Biotechnology 101 and Joint Department Circular (JDC) No. 1, Series of 2016 Public Briefing held at Plaza del Norte, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte on… Read more
By Judd Andrew D. Ada and Anna Gale C. Vallez
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna– The Project Team from the University of the Philippines Los Baños Institute of Weed Science, Entomology and Plant Pathology (UPLB-IWEP) headed by Dr. Flor A. Ceballo and Dr. Filomena C. Sta. Cruz, Associate Professors and Study Leaders for the Promotion and dissemination of Integrated Pest Management strategies of the DA-BAR funded project, Upgrading the Calamansi… Read more
By Xyrus Godfrey B. Capiña29 March 2019
BALI, Indonesia - The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) participated in the 8th Ad-Hoc Steering Committee on Climate Change and Food Security (AHSC CCFS) of the ASEAN, held in Bali, Indonesia on 28-29 March 2019. Dr. Pham Quang Minh, Head of Food, Agriculture and Forestry (FAF) Division, ASEAN Sectoral Development Directorate… Read more
26 March 2019
Ms. Sekar Wulan Prasetyaningtyas, a SEARCA scholar pursuing PhD in Agribusiness at the Institut Pertanian Bogor in Indonesia presented her paper entitled, The Application of Soft System Methodology in Designing the Sustainability Strategy for Organic Farming in Indonesia at the Sydney International Business Research Conference (SIBRC) 2019 held on 23–25 March 2019 in Sydney… Read more
By Bernice Anne C. Darvin
NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – The Department of Planning, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation (MOALI-DOP) hosted the 2nd Technical Working Group (TWG) Meeting for the Myanmar component of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded project, Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness… Read more
By Reymond Denver Q. Buenaseda and Christiansen D. Aguila
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna– The Project team from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) spearheaded by Dr. Matilde V. Maunahan, Study Leader for the Value Chain Analysis and Market Study Component of the DA-BAR funded project, Upgrading the Calamansi Value Chain towards Improving the Calamansi Industry in Oriental Mindoro, and University Researcher II of the Postharvest Horticulture… Read more
By Nova A. Ramos
BANGKOK, Thailand – Twelve officials and staff of the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) and three officers of the Lamac Multipurpose Cooperative, Inc. (Lamac MPC) based in Cebu, Philippines, participated in an Overseas Comparative Study Mission Toward Inclusive, Sustainable, and Competitive Livestock Dairy Development here on 10-16 March 2019.  The study mission, the last in a series, was… Read more
By Loise Ann M. Carandang
JAKARTA, Indonesia – The mid-term review of the project funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) titled  was carried out by Dr. Fabrizio Bresciani, IFAD Lead Regional Economist of the Asia and the Pacific Division, on 8 March 2019 at the ASEAN Secretariat. The meeting was attended by the project implementers, the International Food Policy Research Institute… Read more
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