Source: The Manila Times
29 May 2017
THE country's sugarcane industry aims to raise yield levels by over a fourth to 75 metric tons (MT) per hectare by utilizing an Australian-inspired irrigation and sensor technology that would allow the sector to adapt to changes in the climate.
In a seminar series hosted by the Southeast Asian Regional Center Graduate Study and Research in...Read more
Source: Manila Standard
28 May 2017
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna—The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture has proposed a project to set competency standards for Association of Southeast Asian Nations agricultural workers during a conference held in Malaysia recently.
Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit Jr., director of the Philippine-hosted SEARCA,...Read more
Sources: Food Evolution
26 May 2017
Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), through SEARCA Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT), is now accepting applications for promising research and training programs that may be inputs into scientific discoveries with applications in promoting rural economic development.
The SFRT is only a...Read more
Sources: The Philippine Star
25 May 2017
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna, Philippines – A "climate resilience and green growth approach" to develop Mindanao has been crafted.
The Davao Oriental component of the Mindanao initiative was presented and discussed at a conference held May 9-10 at the Grand Regal Hotel in Davao City.
The forum was billed "Conference on Climate Resilience...Read more
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia – Humayra Secelia Muswar, an MS Rural Sociology student from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) was awarded with a travel grant by the University Consortium (UC) to present her paper at the Human Ecology International Conference held in Putrajaya, Malaysia on 18-20 April 2017. The conference—attended by more than 200 scholars from countries such as...Read more
The newly-launched Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MSFSCC) is currently accepting applications until 2 June 2017.
SEARCA is a partner to the MSFSCC, a joint degree partially funded by the European Commission's ERASMUS + Capacity Building for Higher Education, and offered by the five members of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in...Read more
The Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC) is a joint degree funded by the European Commission's ERASMUS + Capacity Building for Higher Education. The ERASMUS project is being led by Kasetsart University (KU), where SEARCA serves as the secretariat, and involves 11 other partners from Southeast Asia and 5 partners from Europe.
Launched in November 2016, the MSFSCC is...Read more
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., SEARCA Director, presented a concept proposal titled "Competency Standards for Agricultural Workers in the ASEAN Region" during the 3rd High Officials Meeting on Southeast Asia - Technical and Vocational Education and Training (SEA-TVET) held here on 23-25 May 2017. Themed 21st Century TVET in Southeast Asia: Advancing towards...Read more
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Food Security Potentials of Agroforestry Production Systems in the Philippines
Dr. Leila D. Landicho, University Researcher, Institute of Agroforestry, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UP Los Baños presents "Food Security Potentials of Agroforestry Systems in Selected Upland Farming Communities in the Philippines." This paper is part of the research entitled “Scaling-Up Agroforestry Towards Sustainable Development of Upland Farming Communities in the Philippines,” which was funded by SEARCA-SFRT and was implemented in 2015-2016. The said study dwelled on the ecological and socioeconomic contributions of agroforestry, and this particular paper presentation highlights the results of the latter.