SEARCA Publications

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

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…

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…

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.

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
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