CLARK, Pampanga, Philippines – Dr. Jose M. Yorobe, Jr. and Ms. Pilipinas M. Luis bag the best paper award Socio-economics Category at the 23rd Federation of Crop Science Societies of the Philippines (FCSSP) Conference for their paper titled Improving the Agricultural Insurance Program to Enhance Resilience to Climate Change: Evidence from Corn Farmers in the Philippines. The Conference was held on 11-15 May 2015 at the Hotel Stotsenberg. The winning paper presents the results of the SEARCA-funded study “Improving the Corn Insurance Program to Enhance Resilience to Climate Change”, with Dr. Yorobe as the principal researcher.
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The regional ICT-Asia program of France will hold a two-day conference at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) here on 25-26 May 2015 to enhance the capability of Asian countries in the field of information and communication technology (ICT).
KITAKYUSHU CITY, Japan – The Eco-town Visit is an important capacity building component of the project being implemented by SEARCA entitled TA-8493 PHI: Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Critical Watersheds (46441-001), which is spearheaded by the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR). The Eco-town Visit of the Philippine delegation started at the Kitakyushu Eco-town Center in Japan on 18 May 2015.
HANOI, Vietnam – The Regional Consultation Workshop towards an Umbrella Program on Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (CChAM) in Southeast Asia (SEA) for an Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) was held at Fortuna Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam on 12-14 May 2015.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture (DA), in partnership with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños Foundation, Inc. (UPLBFI), has recently launched the project Strengthening Implementation of Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture (AMIA) through an Inception Meeting on 24 April 2015 at the DA Agricultural Training Institute in Quezon City.
BANGKOK, Thailand – The Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) was among the observers invited to attend the 57th Governing Body Meeting (GBM) of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) held here on 27 April 2015.
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