STA. ROSA CITY, LAGUNA, Philippines – Twenty-four participants from the Regional Field Offices (RFOs), bureaus, attached agencies and corporations of the Department of Agriculture (DA), local government units (LGUs), and civil society organizations (CSOs) drew insights, identified strategies, action plans and programs that may be undertaken to address climate change and recommended policies towards building a climate resilient agriculture and fisheries sector. This took place during a One-Day Integration Workshop held on 16 June 2016 at Seda Nuvali, Sta. Rosa Laguna.
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for institutional cooperation on 1 July 2016 to pursue the common objective of building capacities of the ASEAN Member States (AMS) in biodiversity conservation, as this relates to agriculture and food.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture – System Wide Climate Change Office (DA-SWCCO), the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), and the University of the Philippines Los Baños Foundation, Inc. (UPLBFI), convened the Summative Event under the DA-funded project titled, Strengthening Implementation of Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture (AMIA Project 1), on 9-10 June 2016 at Torre Venezia Suites and Sequoia Hotel in Quezon City.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) conducted a series of Focus Group Discussions (FGD) during the month of May 2016 in Regions 6, 7, and 8. This activity is part of the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) funded project titled, Strengthening Agricultural Research and Development towards ASEAN Integration. The project aims to (i) benchmark agricultural research and development (ARD) in the country vis-à-vis ARD practices in the ASEAN region, (ii) assess partnership among government agencies and state universities and colleges (SUCs) in terms of ARD, (iii) recommend ways to strengthen capabilities of staff in terms of ARD, and (iv) draw policy implications.
MUÑOZ, NUEVA ECIJA, Philippines – The Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) funded project, Building Capacity and Strengthening Partnership for Carabao Development Program, being implemented by SEARCA is now on its fourth quarter of implementation.
BERLIN, Germany – TheSoutheast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture joins 21 countries and nine international organizations in the launching of the Global Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Community of Practice (CoP) in Maritim Hotel, Berlin, Germany on 16 June 2016. The EbA approach is one of the CoPs adopted in the Paris Agreement. The countries represented in the launch include: Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgizstan, Mali, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, United Kingdom, USA, and Vietnam.
NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) presented the results of the study commissioned by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) titled Overview and Assessment of Agricultural Innovation Systems in ASEAN during the OECD-FAO-ASEAN Regional Conference on Policies to Enable Food Security, Agricultural Productivity and Improved Nutrition, which took place on 14-15 June 2016.
NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar – The former Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MOAI) has been re-organized under the new Myanmar democratic government into the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI). MoALI is an integration of the MOAI, Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development, and Ministry of Cooperatives.
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