SEARCA, in partnership with the French Institute for Agricultural, Forestry, and Veterinary Sciences (Agreenium), a public institute, which aims to develop and implement joint education and research strategies to meet the challenges of food security and sustainable development, conducted a workshop to develop a collaborative project for Institutional Development Assistance (IDA) on 2-4 November 2016 at the Umali Auditorium, SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines.
Mr. Tin Htut Oo with SEARCA senior and adjunct fellows, former and current officials, and staff.
Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines – As part of its Golden Anniversary Celebration, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in collaboration with the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), and the Dioscoro L. Umali Foundation, Inc. (DLUF), held the 5th Dioscoro L. Umali Achievement Award in Agricultural Development Conferment and Lecture on 24 November 2016 at the SEARCA Headquarters.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) will hold the Regional Forum on Farms, Food, and Futures: Towards Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) in Southeast Asia back-to-back with the Policy Roundtable: Rice Policies across Southeast Asia on 7 and 8 December 2016, respectively, at the SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines.
Baybay, Leyte – Four IDA-partner universities from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Timor Leste visited the Visayas State University (VSU) through a study mission on 4-6 November 2016. The IDA universities were represented by Dr. Seng Mom and Mr. Pinn Thira of the Royal University of Agriculture, Cambodia; Dr. Somphong Chanthavong, Mr. Phouvong Phommalangsy, and Mr. Bounthong Sengvilaykham of Savannakhet University, Lao PDR; Dr. Myo Kywe and Dr. Nyo Mar Htwe of Yezin Agricultural University, Myanmar; and Dr. Eduardo Aniceto Serrão of Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosae, Timor Leste.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) marks its 50th anniversary celebration with a series of events topped by the conferment of the Outstanding SEARCA Scholarship Alumni (OSSA) Award to its scholars, who have completed their studies and gone on to lead in their respective fields of specialization, and made significant impacts not only in their spheres of work, but also in their own country and the Southeast Asian region.
Participants of the Knowledge Sharing Workshop with SEARCA Director, Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., during the opening program
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Twelve grantees of the ASEAN Social Forestry Network Strategic Response Fund (ASRF) exchanged and synthesized the challenges, lessons learned, and way forward gleaned from their respective projects in a two-day knowledge sharing workshop held on 14-15 November 2016 at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Headquarters.
Dr. Seng Mom's life and career is all about linking her university and her country to the global village. As Vice Rector for Planning and International Cooperation at the Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) in Cambodia, Dr. Seng Mom has pushed forward the University’s internationalization in various extents by forging partnerships with European and Asian institutions.
Despite being a young nation, Timor-Leste's growth and development are boosted by the country's young leaders and intellectuals with their passion and dedication to service. Mr. Agustinho Ximenes is one of these emerging intellectuals who cultivated a love for the land and plants.
Mr. Tin Htut Oo, a distinguished agricultural economist from Myanmar, will be the fifth recipient of the prestigious Dioscoro L. Umali Achievement Award in Agricultural Development (Umali Award). The Umali Award, launched in 2007 and named after agricultural and rural development (ARD) luminary and founding director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), Dr. Dioscoro L. Umali, is an honorific award, which recognizes exemplary individuals who have advanced agricultural development in Southeast Asia. It is a collaboration among SEARCA, the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines (NAST, Philippines), and the Dioscoro L. Umali Foundation, Inc. (DLUF).
Changes in ecosystems need to be tracked and understood to keep these ecosystems healthy and ensure their continued provision of services that are key to human survival. It is, therefore, imperative that an ecological monitoring network in Southeast Asia be developed.