LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The ASRF Program Steering Committee (ASRF PSC) evaluated the shortlisted proposals under the ASRF Second Call for Proposals and discussed other activities for the remaining 11 months of the program’s pilot phase on 22 January 2015 at SEARCA.
CHIANG MAI, Thailand – Mr. Var Sophal bested nine others, when he bagged the 3rd best poster award at the 1st International Conference on Asian Highland Natural Resources Management (AsiaHiLand) and 2nd IDRC-SEARCA Upland Fellowship Plus Conference held on 7-9 January 2015 at The Empress Convention Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
CHIANG MAI, Thailand – The Southeast Asian Upland Agriculture Fellowship, a collaborative project of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and the Southeast Asian Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), recently concluded its 2nd IDRC-SEARCA Annual Fellowship Plus Conference held on 7-9 of January 2015 at the Empress Hotel Chiang Mai, Thailand.
BANGKOK, Thailand – Eleven graduate scholars of the Upland Agriculture Fellowships Project of SEARCA and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada became the second batch of recipients of the English Language Course being organized by SEAMEO centers, SEARCA and Regional Language Center (RELC) in collaboration with Kasetsart University (KU), Thailand.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and Nagoya University (NU), Japan signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Academic Cooperation in Education and Research on 18 December 2014. Under the agreement, SEARCA and NU commit to collaborate on a number of activities to pursue common education and research objectives. This MOU renews and updates the Memorandum of Agreement signed by SEARCA and NU in 1983.
A group from the Fenner School of Environment and Society of the College of Medicine, Biology and Environment of the Australian National University (ANU) visited SEARCA on 2 December 2014. Led by Dr. Robert Dyball, Lecturer at the Human Ecology Program and President of the Society for Human Ecology, the group included PhD Candidates Mr. Federico Davila, Ms. Jennifer Marie Sunga-Amparo, and Ms. Deborah Cleland. They were accompanied by representatives of the College of Human Ecology of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (CHE-UPLB), the local host of the group.
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Senator Cynthia A. Villar highlighted the timeliness of shifting to agro-ecology “ as an alternative to conventional farming, taking into consideration that the country now experiences extreme weather disturbances such as stronger typhoons, draughts, El Niño/La Niña and other environmental risks.”
Philippine Senator Cynthia A. Villar, Chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, and the Senate Committee on Government Corporations and Public Enterprises, met with the Directorate and Program Heads of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) during her visit to the Center on 5 December 2014.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has again proven to be one of SEARCA’s strongest partner in its scholarship program, when it awarded 13 graduate scholarships to new and ongoing graduate students from the University of the Philippines Los Baños.
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