The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), under the leadership of its new Chancellor, Dr. Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr., has committed to launch the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) Summer School on Food and Nutrition Security for Southeast Asia in July 2015. This was firmed up during the 27th UC Executive Board Meeting on 14 November 2014 at the New World Hotel, Makati City, Philippines.
Recognizing the importance of attaining food and nutrition security in Southeast Asia, the six member-universities of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) have agreed to implement a number of collaborative projects to address this emerging concern in the region.
MANILA, Philippines – The 62nd meeting of the Governing Board (GB) of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) was held at the Holiday Inn and Suites Makati on 17-18 November 2014.
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The representatives of the ASEAN Technical Working Group on Agriculture and Research Development (ATWGARD) from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Vietnam,and the national project team leaders visited the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) on 11 November 2014 to know more about Center's programs and activities.
MAKATI, Philippines – The ASEAN Technical Working Group on Agriculture and Research Development (ATWGARD) formalized the ASEAN Climate Resilience Network (CRN) that tackled the Promotion of Resilience in Rice, Corn and Other Crops in its 3rd and final special workshop held on 10 November 2014 at the Best Western Plus Antel Hotel in Makati City, Philippines.
MAKATI, Philippines – Over 400 participants from 20 countries joined in the Second International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development (ARD2014) in Southeast Asia held on 12-13 November at the Makati Shangri-La Manila, Philippines.
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Nineteen officers and executives of the Philippines Department of Agriculture participated in a three-day course on “Social Accountability in the Agricultural Sector” held here at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study in Research and Agriculture (SEARCA).
MAKATI, Philippines – The Secretary-General of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) has expressed an interest to partner with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) toward food and nutrition security and rural poverty alleviation in the region.
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines– SEARCA, in collaboration with the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) and with support of the University Consortium (UC) has successfully completed the one month Summer School on Food and Nutrition Security for Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia. This pilot offering was completed by 10 participants from 7 countries, namely: Indonesia (1), Lao PDR (1), Germany (1), Malaysia (1), Myanmar (1), Philippines (3), and Thailand (2).
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