SEARCA Publications

Workshop on Applications of OneHealth/EcoHealth Towards Sustainable Livestock Production in Southeast Asia: Narrative Report

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), together with the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) and the French Agricultural Research Center for International Development (CIRAD), spearheaded the Workshop on Applications of OneHealth Towards Sustainable Livestock Production in Southeast Asia on 25 October 2018 at the SEARCA Headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. The workshop is a part of…
2019Proceedings

Reshaping Agriculture and Development in Southeast Asia: An Experts Consultation Forum

In general, the experts consultation forum on Reshaping Agriculture and Development in Southeast Asia aimed to distill from current developments and emerging scenarios the opportunities and challenges for direction setting and strategizing toward an integrated AD agenda in Southeast Asia to proactively address these rapid changes.Specifically, the regional experts consultation forum aimed for the following: Analyze opportunities and challenges for agriculture and development in the Southeast…
2019Proceedings

Proceedings of the Regional Workshop Food Reserves Management and Policies in Southeast Asia

This report provides a comprehensive documentation of the presentations, discussions, and recommendations generated during the “Regional Workshop on Food Reserve Management and Policies in Southeast Asia” held on 6–7 April 2017 in the Philippines.
2018Proceedings

Plant Adaptation to Environmental Stresses: A Key Challenge to Rice Food Security

Dr. Mohd Razi Ismail
Environmental stress represents the most limiting factor to food productivity. Not only do they impact the crops being cultivated, but they also hinder other agricultural crops from being introduced for production to areas that are not currently being used for agriculture.  One major problem in global agriculture is the significant fluctuations in annual crop yields due to the unpredictable and varying environmental stresses (e.g., drought, flooding, salinity, and high temperature)…
2019Regional Professorial Chair Lecture, No. 2

Conservation Agriculture: A Biological Engineering Approach to Sustainable Agriculture in Support of Rural Development in Southeast Asia

Victor B. Ella
This paper intends to provide comprehensive ideas and information about conservation agriculture as a biological engineering approach to sustainable food production in support of rural development in Southeast Asia. The basic principles of conservation agriculture, its advantages and benefits, its evolution, state of adoption in the world and in Southeast Asia, some recent advances in terms of experimental research in Southeast Asia, issues, constraints and challenges to its adoption, prospects…
2019Regional Professorial Chair Lecture, No. 1

The School-Plus-Home Gardens Project in the Philippines: A Participatory and Inclusive Model for Sustainable Development

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
In the Philippines, almost a third of 5-to 10 year-old children are underweight and stunted, and poor nutrition has led to poor academic performance and early school dropouts. Also, a major concern for the future of food security in the Southeast Asian region is the youth's declining interest in agriculture. To address these two problems, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in collaboration with the University of the Philippines Los Baños…
2019Agriculture and Development Notes, Vol. 9, No. 1

The School-Plus-Home Gardens Project in the Philippines: A Participatory and Inclusive Model for Sustainable Development

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
School gardening has been increasingly popular in the past decade both in developed and developing countries. However, most school gardening projects focus on educational goals and aim to increase school children's knowledge of food systems and their acceptance of vegetable consumption. The School-Plus-Home Gardens Project (S+HGP), a collaboration among the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the University of the Philippines Los Baños…
2019Policy Paper

Determinants of Food Security of Some Vulnerable Rural Households in the Central Dry Zone, Myanmar

Theingi Myint, Hnin Yu Lwin, Thuzar Linn, and Ye Mon Aung
The main objective of this study is to assess and analyze the food security status, coping strategies, and determinants of the most vulnerable groups in the Magway Region in the Central Dry Zone of Myanmar. A multistage sampling technique was used to select 208 respondents among smallholder farmers, landless, and female-headed households in four villages. The collected data were analyzed and discussed using descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and logit…
2018Monograph

Food Reserve Management and Policies in Southeast Asia

Paul S. Teng and Bernice Anne C. Darvin
Food availability is an important dimension of a country’s food security. At the regional level, the latter requires a balance between food production and trade. In Southeast Asia, “rice security” is generally equated to food security. Hence, rice is a good starting point for analyzing food reserve management and policies in the region. For many millennia, public stockpiling has been a popular strategy adopted for mitigating instability in the food supply. Building up of reserves has been…
2018Policy Paper, No. 2
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