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.
Since its creation in 1966, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has continually marshalled its resources and efforts to promote agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia.
The Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development (AJAD) is published twice a year, in June and December. AJAD an international refereed journal, provides information and analysis on topics within the broad scope of inclusive and sustainable agriculture and rural development. It publishes articles resulting from empirical, policy-oriented, or institutional development studies, as well as articles of perspectives on agriculture and development; political economy of rural development; and trade issues.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is proud to present this pioneering work, featuring selected case stories on climate change adaptation initiatives that are being implemented in Southeast Asia. This book Learning and Coping with Change: Case Stories of Climate Change Adaptation in Southeast Asia is the outcome of the First Regional Knowledge Sharing Writeshop on Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) in Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) held on 15–17 April 2015 at SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. Organized by SEARCA in partnership with the Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation Inc. (OML Center), the event brought together leading scientists and researchers from Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and five international agencies and academic institutions working on agriculture and climate change.
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, PHILIPPINES. A team of experts from the College of Human Ecology, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) and the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University (ANU) presented on 27 January 2017 the preliminary results of the study, titled "An analysis of Smallholder Commodity Systems using an integrative systems-based framework in two pilot ISARD communities in the Philippines."