NAUJAN, ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – About 30 participants composed of farmer-beneficiaries and institutional stakeholders of the SEARCA Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) project on revitalizing the calamansi industry in Victoria, Oriental Mindoro joined the Participatory Rural Appraisal and Action Planning (PRAAP) Workshop on 4-7 April 2016 at the Agricultural Training Institute Regional Center Session Hall.
HOA BINH, Vietnam – The Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST) developed a proposal to review the implementation of community forestry in Vietnam during the Project Development Assistance (PDA) workshop facilitated by SEARCA through the Project Management Unit of the ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) Strategic Response Fund (ASRF) on 12-14 April 2016.
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – As part of SEARCA’s contribution to improving the nutritional condition and dietary habits of school-aged children and eventually the community’s food and nutrition security in Laguna, 30 teachers and officers of the six (6) pilot schools were trained on sustainable and organic food production, and edible landscaping during the Seminar-Workshop on School Garden Planning which was held on 12-13 April 2016.
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Twelve officials and staff of the Philippines Department of Agriculture (DA), one local government official, and two representatives from the private sector gained new perspectives and insights on how the Indonesian government, particularly its farmers, tackle the challenges of climate variability through an Overseas Study Mission on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation they undertook on 28 March-1 April 2016. Organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in collaboration with the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) Regional Office for Asia based in Hanoi, Vietnam, this third and last leg of the Study Mission aimed to provide the participants with first-hand knowledge and information on how institutions in Indonesia integrate climate change considerations and initiatives in the agriculture sector. The study mission is part of the component on Capacity Building of the DA Project on Strengthening Implementation of Adaptation and Mitigation Initiatives in Agriculture (AMIA) being implemented by SEARCA in partnership with the UPLB Foundation, Inc.
BAYBAY CITY, LEYTE, Philippines – Around 70 farmers and representatives from partners of the Piloting and Up-scaling Effective Models of Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) project in Inopacan, Leyte witnessed the signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) among SEARCA, Visayas State University (VSU), Visayas Consortium for Agriculture and Aquatic Resources Program (ViCAARP), and the local government of Inopacan, Leyte on 31 March 2016.
BATAC, ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines – Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., SEARCA Director, reminded over 2,000 members of the graduating class of the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) of the value of their education, and to put what they gained from it to good use. He made this reminder to both undergraduate and graduate students during his speech at the 38th Commencement Exercises last 5 April 2016 at the MMSU Campus in Batac, Ilocos Norte.
SEARCA releases three Agriculture and Development Notes (ADN) based on papers presented at the 2nd International Conference on Agriculture and Rural Development in Southeast Asia held on 12-13 November 2014.
NAUJAN, ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – More than 30 farmers and institutional stakeholders of the Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) project on revitalizing the calamansi industry in Victoria, Oriental Mindoro joined the Participatory Rural Appraisal and Action Planning (PRAAP) Workshop on 4-7 April 2016 at the Agricultural Training Institute Regional Center Session Hall.
Research and Development Generating information, knowledge, lessons, and insights that will influence policies, investments, trade, and other actions that will promote competitive agriculture, as well as inclusive and sustainable ARD. Read More
Knowledge Management Promoting a learning culture, knowledge creation, knowledge-sharing and use, with a predominant focus on the broad strategic theme of ISARD. Read More