Great teachers know that, more than a job, teaching is a calling. Dr. Naomi G. Tangonan knows by heart what that means. And for this, the former professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Southern Mindanao (USM) is bestowed the “Outstanding SEARCA Scholarship Alumni (OSSA)” award in the teaching category.
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines -- In the advent of its golden anniversary, SEARCA confers the “Outstanding SEARCA Scholarship Alumni” title to 11 esteemed alumni who were able to champion inclusive and sustainable agriculture and rural development and inspire positive change in their community, the country, as well as in the region. While SEARCA has long considered its graduate scholarship alumni as partners in its pursuit for development in Southeast Asia, this is the first time that the Center launched such a prestigious accolade for its so-called “ambassadors” in the region.
NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar -- “When we went to SEARCA for the University’s strategic planning in 2013, improving YAU’s extension program was identified as a need, and today, this four-day workshop is a giant step toward realizing that goal.”
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Kasetsart University now plays host to 28 graduate students and young faculty members from 15 countries in Asia, Latin America, and Africa for the 2016 Summer School on Climate Change and Food Security from 25 July to 11 August 2016.
MAJAYJAY, LAGUNA, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the Department of Education - Division of Laguna (DepEd Laguna), and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) officially launched the garden-based education and nutrition project targeting malnourished children in five elementary schools and one high school in Laguna, Philippines.
STA. ROSA CITY, LAGUNA, Philippines – Twenty-four participants from the Regional Field Offices (RFOs), bureaus, attached agencies and corporations of the Department of Agriculture (DA), local government units (LGUs), and civil society organizations (CSOs) drew insights, identified strategies, action plans and programs that may be undertaken to address climate change and recommended policies towards building a climate resilient agriculture and fisheries sector. This took place during a One-Day Integration Workshop held on 16 June 2016 at Seda Nuvali, Sta. Rosa Laguna.
LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for institutional cooperation on 1 July 2016 to pursue the common objective of building capacities of the ASEAN Member States (AMS) in biodiversity conservation, as this relates to agriculture and food.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Department of Agriculture – System Wide Climate Change Office (DA-SWCCO), the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), and the University of the Philippines Los Baños Foundation, Inc. (UPLBFI), convened the Summative Event under the DA-funded project titled, Strengthening Implementation of Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture (AMIA Project 1), on 9-10 June 2016 at Torre Venezia Suites and Sequoia Hotel in Quezon City.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) conducted a series of Focus Group Discussions (FGD) during the month of May 2016 in Regions 6, 7, and 8. This activity is part of the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) funded project titled, Strengthening Agricultural Research and Development towards ASEAN Integration. The project aims to (i) benchmark agricultural research and development (ARD) in the country vis-à-vis ARD practices in the ASEAN region, (ii) assess partnership among government agencies and state universities and colleges (SUCs) in terms of ARD, (iii) recommend ways to strengthen capabilities of staff in terms of ARD, and (iv) draw policy implications.
MUÑOZ, NUEVA ECIJA, Philippines – The Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) funded project, Building Capacity and Strengthening Partnership for Carabao Development Program, being implemented by SEARCA is now on its fourth quarter of implementation.