SEARCA Publications

Salinity and drought significantly affect rice production, adopting Good Agricultural Practices is a key solution: Some insights for Mekong River Delta, Vietnam

What are the economic consequences of drought and salinization? What can farmers do to effectively respond to salinization and ensure farm production is maximized? Overall, salinization, as exacerbated by several climate change-related hazards, has been significantly affecting rice production in the Mekong River Delta, a major rice production region in Vietnam. But there is a solution—massive promotion of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in cultivating rice in coastal saline environment…
2020Policy Brief, Vol. 2020, No. 1

Proceedings of the Forum on Organic and Inorganic Farming

Organic farming and inorganic farming have been on the opposite ends of a polarizing issue in agriculture for many years. Owing to the many challenges facing the agriculture sector today, including the growing population, food insecurity, and climate change, there is a need to find ways to make these two practices work together. Thus, the Coalition for Agriculture Modernization in the Philippines, Inc. (CAMP), advises a win-win strategy that integrates both organic and inorganic practices…

The Use of Nano-chitosan as Biofungicide Against Phytophthora capsici on Four Chili Cultivars in West Java, Indonesia for Sustainable Agro-industry Applications

Fenny Martha Dwivany, Rizkita R. Esyanti, Husna Nugrahapraja, and Ronny Martien
The specific objectives of the research are the following: study the effectiveness of nano-chitosan against Phytophthora capsici on four chili pepper cultivars by knowing the resistance level of each cultivar, phenotypically; determine the gene expression activities on four chili pepper cultivars through the whole transcriptomic analysis; and decipher the complex molecular processes of plant-pathogen interaction in chili using transcriptomic datasets. The project was conducted at…
2020Discussion Paper Series, Vol. 2019, No. 2

PROCEEDINGS: Policy Roundtable on ATMI-ASEAN: The Case of the Maize Industry in Cambodia

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), organized the policy roundtable (PRT) on the case of maize industry in Cambodia under the project Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns…

PROCEEDINGS: Policy Roundtable on ATMI-ASEAN: The Case of the Livestock Sector in Vietnam

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) organized the Policy Roundtable on Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in ASEAN: The Case of the Livestock Sector in Vietnam, on 15 November 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The policy roundtable (PRT) was in partnership with the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development (IPSARD) under…

Proceedings of the International Conference on School Gardens: Leveraging the Multifunctionality of School Gardens

A total of 130 participants from partner organizations, school administrators, and teachers from the Department of Education (DepEd), Philippines and ministries of education across Southeast Asia (SEA), and Local Government Units (LGU) joined in the International Conference on School Gardens held on 16–17 April 2018 at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna.  With the theme “Leveraging the…

An Integrated Assessment of the Impacts of Paddy Land Conversion on Biodiversity and Food Security in Kedah, Malaysia

Latifah Abd Manaf and Farah Husna Sahari
Paddy lands are typical wetland ecosystems that account for approximately 15 percent of the world’s arable land (Xiao et al. 2005). They occupy the largest area of agricultural land of Asia (Zhang et al. 2013) and account for about 2.2 percent of the total 329,667 km2 Malaysia’s land.
2020Agriculture and Development Notes, Vol. 9, No. 3

Food Reserves: A Comparative Study on Food Reserve Management and Policies in Southeast Asia

Paul S. Teng and Bernice Anne C. Darvin
This book provides in-depth discussions on the role that food reserves play in stabilizing food availability in the national and regional levels. It focuses on the recent developments, experiences, challenges, and opportunities about the policies, processes, and technologies that make food stockpiling a viable food security strategy in the region.

School-Plus-Home Gardens Guidebook

Blesilda M. Calub, Leila S. Africa, Bessie M. Burgos, Henry M. Custodio, Shun-Nan Chiang, Anna Gale C. Vallez, Elson Ian Nyl E. Galang, and Maria Katrina R. Punto
This guidebook is based on the experience gained from the pilot project titled, A Participatory Action Research on School and Community-based Food and Nutrition Program for Literacy, Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development, implemented by SEARCA, the Department of Education (DepEd)–Laguna, and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). This Guidebook is meant for a wide audience, ministries or departments of education, local government units, and other development…

Training of Trainers on Scaling up the School-Plus-Home Gardens Model in Southeast Asia: Narrative Report

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), together with the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR), University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Laguna, and three of its sister regional centers under the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), organized the “Training of Trainers on Scaling Up the School-plus-home Gardens Model in Southeast Asia” on 18-21…
2019Narrative Report
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