The application deadline for the SEARCA Travel Grants for June 2015 travel is extended until 15 May 2015. The SEARCA Travel Grants program is meant to reinforce the Center’s efforts and resources in the promotion of inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD) toward food security and poverty alleviation in the region. SEARCA will provide travel grants of up to a maximum of USD 1,200 each to qualified agriculture and agriculture-related professionals, social scientists, and graduate students in Southeast Asia.
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.
BATAC, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU), organized and facilitated the training course on Organic and Scientific Native Chicken Production held on 27 April 2015 at MMSU in Batac, Ilocos Norte. This activity is part of the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR)-funded project titled Production of Organic Feeds for Native Chicken: A Pilot Corn/Sorghum + Cowpea Intercropping Scheme Integrated with Village Feed Milling and Native Chicken Production.
JAKARTA, Indonesia – The ASEAN Social Forestry Network Strategic Response Fund (ASRF) conducted a Project Development Assistance (PDA) activity in Jakarta, Indonesia on 14-16 April 2015. The PDA is one of the types of grants under the ASRF that aims to assist ASEAN Member States (AMS) in coming up with project proposals that would respond to the needs of the ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) Focal Points in addressing emerging issues related to social forestry in their respective countries. The PDA is also intended to identify issues and determine priority interventions that will help address them. As recommended during the 3rd Program Steering Committee Meeting, the PDA in Indonesia revisited the two proposals endorsed by the Indonesia ASFN Focal Point under the Second Call to ascertain how they can contribute to the objectives of addressing pressing social forestry issues in the country.
NAIROBI, Kenya – The Biotechnology Information Center (BIC) of SEARCA’s Knowledge Management Department contributed to and learned from the presentations, discussions, and exercises of three international biotech communication activities held at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya: the Alliance for Science Biotechnology Leadership Course (10-11 April 2015), the International Conference on Agricultural Biotechnology and Biosafety Communications (13-14 April 2015), and the Annual Network Meeting of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications or ISAAA (15-16 April 2015).
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