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
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.
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…
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…
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…
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.