Twenty-two lecturers from Yezin Agricultural University (YAU) in Myanmar participated in the Short Course on General Education (GE) Program in Addressing Food Security held on 20-24 February 2017 at YAU.
Siem Reap, Cambodia – H.E. Touch Visalsok, Undersecretary of State of the Cambodia Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MOEYS), cited his ministry's partnership with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) based in Phnom Penh as a good model on capacity building for Cambodian academics.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has been commissioned by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to conduct the data collection for the project entitled "Impact Assessment of Irrigated Rice Production Enhancement Project (IRPEP)."
Los Baños, Laguna—A fisherman on a banca in tranquil Pulilan River raises a hefty, early morning fish catch -- This image was adjudged the best that captured the celebration of Southeast Asian agriculture and fisheries in the recently concluded 10th photo contest of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) led Training-Workshops on Mainstreaming of the Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) in the Comprehensive Land Use Plans (CLUPs) and/or Comprehensive Development Plans (CDPs) of the local government units (LGUs) in the Lower Marikina River Basin, province of Camarines Sur, and province of Davao Oriental, Philippines.
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. 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.