Thirty-three representatives from 16 partners converged at Kasetsart University (KU) in Bangkok, Thailand on 14 – 16 February 2017 for a workshop to finalize the training tracks, and develop a quality plan for the Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC). This project is partially funded by the ERASMUS + Capacity Building in Higher Education program of the European Commission.
VICTORIA, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology (MinSCAT) and the local government of Victoria, Oriental Mindoro, conducted a re-echoing workshop on Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation (RBME) on 31 January to 2 February 2017 at the MinSCAT campus for the Piloting and Upscaling Effective Models of Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) program. MinSCAT spearheaded the activity attended by farmer-leaders who are members of the SEARCA-organized Victoria Kalamansi Farmers Federation (VKFF) and agricultural technologists and technicians of Victoria LGU. ISARD Project team members and other faculty members, researchers, and staff of MinSCAT who also wanted to improve their research skills and learn specific methodologies in conducting transdisciplinary action researches also participated in the workshop.
LAGUNA, Philippines. Several years of good partnership between the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Studies and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) continue as SEARCA is currently implementing four projects under PCC, namely:
Building Capacity and Strengthening Partnership for Carabao-Development Program
Capacity Development under Livestock Research and Biotechnology Research and Development of the Carabao Development Program
International Service Provider for Local and International Graduate Scholarship Program in Livestock Research and Biotechnology for the Philippine Carabao Center
Value Chain Analysis (VCA) of Carabao and Carabao-based products in Visayas and Mindanao
Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., SEARCA Director, and Dr. Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma, Program Head for Graduate Education and Institutional Development, will be joining representatives of other partners in a workshop to develop a Joint Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC). The workshop will be hosted by Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand on 14 – 16 February 2017.
Dr. Maria Patricia V. Azanza, one of SEARCA's five Professorial Chair Grantees for AY 2016-2017, had successfully presented her professorial lecture titled "Functions of Government, Academe and Industry in Philippine Food Innovation Centers for Regional Development" on 26 January 2017 at the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) – Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Bicutan, Taguig City, Philippines.
An eminent Japanese museum expert will share his wealth of experience in museology, cultural resources management, and digital archives and collection management during his visit to a Southeast Asian center in Los Baños, Laguna in March.
BANGKOK, THAILAND – SEARCA, led by Dr. Gil C. Saguguit, Jr., SEARCA Director, participated in the 39th High Official Meeting (HOM) of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) held at Amari Watergate Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand on 15 – 17 November 2016.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry (TUAF), Vietnam signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for institutional cooperation during the opening ceremony of the 64th SEARCA Governing Board Meeting (GBM) held on 26 – 28 October 2016 at Dusit Thani, Makati City, Philippines.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) convened its 64th Governing Board Meeting (GBM) on 26 – 28 October 2016 at Dusit Thani, Makati City, Philippines.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) tendered a cocktail dinner reception for its partners in the work for agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia at Fairmont Hotel in Makati City in December 2016.