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SEARCA Publications

Digitalization & Food Security Amidst the Changing Landscape of Asian Agriculture

Maria Monina Cecilia A. Villena, Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., Bessie M. Burgos, and Maria Celeste H. Cadiz
The United Nations (UN) Committee on World Food Security (1996) defines food security as the condition in which all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Food insecurity exists when people do not have adequate physical, social, or economic access to food as defined above. Meanwhile, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA 2012)…
2018Policy Paper

Applications of Acupuncture in Ruminant Health and Production

Jezie A. Acorda, DVM
Current management procedures for treatment of diseases and disorders in ruminants involve the use of conventional drugs and chemicals. However, with the increasing trend towards a more natural system of production, complementary and alternative therapies are being explored. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese method of medicine which involves stimulation of different acupuncture points in the body to produce effects on different parts. It has been used for diagnosis, production of analgesia, and…
2017Discussion Paper Series, Vol. 2017, No. 2

Buffalo Meat Value Chain Analysis in Luzon, Philippines

Flordeliza A. Lantican, Ma. Celeste M. Molina, Jesus E. Lapitan, Jennifer C. Padrid, Elmer C. Suñaz, Ma. Angelica R. Cañizares, Jhuliet Arianne G. Lantican, and Loise Ann M. Carandang
This monograph focuses on the analysis of the buffalo meat value chain comprising seven types of players-input providers, farmers, agents, livestock traders, meat dealers cum wholesaler-retailers, meat processors, and retailers. It highlights the functions and major constraints of each key player in the buffalo meat value chain, and recommends strategies and interventions for upgrading the buffalo meat industry in Luzon.
2017Books on Agricultural Research and Development

Improving the Agricultural Insurance Program to Enhance Resilience to Climate Change: Evidence from rice and Corn Production in the Philippines

Jose M. Yorobe Jr., Pilipinas M. Luis, Flordeliza H. Bordey, and Imelda A. Arida
This study analyzed the factors that influence the adoption of rice and corn insurance and the extent of GAP adoption as a resiliency measure to climate change. Specifically, the study investigated GAP technologies related to pest and disease resilience in rice and corn production, determined the extent of awareness of farmers about these technologies, and analyzed uptake patterns and the determinants of the degree of GAP adoption. The relationship between rice and corn insurance and GAP…
2017Books on Agricultural Research and Development

Dairy Buffalo Value Chain Analysis in Luzon, Philippines

Flordeliza A. Lantican, Ma. Celeste M. Molina, Jesus E. Lapitan, Jennifer C. Padrid, Elmer C. Suñaz, Ma. Angelica R. Cañizares, Jhuliet Arianne G. Lantican, Loise Ann M. Carandang
This is one of two monographs from the project titled Value Chain Analysis (VCA) of Carabao and Carabao-based Products in Luzon, Philippines. The project was funded by the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Carabao Center (DA-PCC). It provided an overview of the carabao industry; examined selected carabao-based products in four regions in Luzon using the value chain analysis approach; and recommended specific interventions to improve the competitiveness of the carabao industry. This…
2017Book

FARMS, FOOD, and FUTURES: Toward Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia

Cielito F. Habito, Doris Capistrano, Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr.
Farms, Food, and Futures: Toward Inclusives and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia spells out the nuances of these interventions moving forward, carefully drawing from in-depth analyses and syntheses of lessons, experiences, and emperical evidence on Asia's agricultural and rural development. Siginificantly, the book's contributors walk the leaders and practitioners of agricultural and rural development through the complex issues and challenges, as well as…
2016Book

Meta-analysis of SEARCA's Food Security Initiatives

Dinah Pura T. Depositario, Henry M. Custodio, Bessie M. Burgos
This monograph highlights the findings of the meta-analysis on SEARCA’s food security-related initiatives from 2000 to 2012. It draws insights from the output of the initiatives; and identifies the gaps in SEARCA’s food security-related research, capacity development, and knowledge management initiatives.
2015Monograph

Smuggling of Selected Agricultural Commodities in the Philippines

This paper was prepared by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) as a milestone deliverable of the project funded by the Department of Agriculture Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) titled, An Assessment of Smuggling on Selected Agricultural Commodities in the Philippines.  Through Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) done in various institutions (in the Philippines and its neighboring countries)…
2014Policy Paper

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in the Philippines: Status, Issues, and Policy Strategies

Agnes T. Banzon, Loida E. Mojica, Angela A. Cielo
This study was undertaken to assess the status of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) adoption in the Philippines in relation to two of the country’s top export fruit crops: Cavendish banana and Carabao or Super Manila mango. Specifically, the study aimed to identify the drivers of and constraints to GAP adoption in the country, with the end goal of crafting policy strategies to enhance adoption for the two identified commodities in the study. Davao was selected as the study area for banana…
2013Monograph
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