Dr. Diomedes A. Racelis talks about the "Ecotown Approach to Climate Change-Adaptive Local Government Planning in Selected Municipalities in the Philippines."
Dr. Diomedes A Racelis is a Professor and concurrent Director of the Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources. He obtained his Ph. D. Major in Forest Resources Management from UPLB as a...Read more
Sources: Asean Breaking News
25 Apr 2017
To discuss efforts in advancing the educational system of the Philippines and other member countries of the Association of Southeast Nations, Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Briones received a courtesy visit from the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Council President.
The Thai Minister of Education...Read more
Sources: The Manila Times
23 Apr 2017
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna: Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, the Education Minister of Thailand and president of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Council, led ground-breaking for the Southeast Asian AgriMuseum and Learning Center on Agricultural and Rural Development during his visit on April 19 to the Philippine-hosted...Read more
Dr. Armando N. Espino, Jr., Director, Water Resources Management Center, College of Engineering, Central Luzon State University, talks about the Philippine sugar industry and the role of irrigation in improving the sugarcane productivity.Read more
Dr. Leila D. Landicho, University Researcher, Institute of Agroforestry, College of Forestry and Natural Resources, UP Los Baños presents "Food Security Potentials of Agroforestry Systems in Selected Upland Farming Communities in the Philippines." This paper is part of the research entitled “Scaling-Up Agroforestry Towards Sustainable Development of Upland Farming Communities in...Read more
His Excellency Dr. Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, Minister of Education of Thailand and President of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Council, led the groundbreaking of the Southeast Asian AgriMuseum and Learning Center on Agricultural and Rural Development on 19 April 2017. The AgriMuseum will rise adjacent to the headquarters of the Southeast Asian Regional...Read more
NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR. Agriculture, livestock, and fisheries hold huge potential for strengthening food security in Myanmar and providing jobs and income for its rural population. The five largest crops grown, which accounted for 81% of total crop production in 2014, are rice, sugar cane, dry beans, fresh vegetables, and maize. Statistics also show that in poultry and livestock, broiler chicken...Read more
Sources: Philippine Information Agency
17 Apr 2017
LOS BANOS, Laguna, April 18 -- A travel grant program that can lead to international collaborations in agricultural development has been set up as a regular program by SEARCA as part of advancing its "inclusive" development tenet that impacts poor farmers.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in...Read more
Research and Development Generating information, knowledge, lessons, and insights that will influence policies, investments, trade, and other actions that will promote competitive agriculture, as well as inclusive and sustainable ARD. Read More
Knowledge Management Promoting a learning culture, knowledge creation, knowledge-sharing and use, with a predominant focus on the broad strategic theme of ISARD. Read More
EXPERTS III kicks off in Bogor, Indonesia
Representatives of the EXPERTS Consortium met in Bogor, Indonesia for the EXPERTS I and II Meetings and EXPERTS III Kick-off Meeting on 29 October to 1 November 2012. The University of Göttingen, Germany, organized the meeting with the host institution, Institut Pertanian Bogor.
Mr. NetraBhandari, International Programme Coordinator of the Georg August Universitat Goettingenin Germany delivers his welcome remarksMr. Netra Bhandari, International Programme Coordinator of the Georg August Universitat Goettingen in Germany, welcomed the participants to the meeting as well as over 300 students and faculty members from various universities in Indonesia who gathered at the Andi Hakim Nasoetion Auditorium to attend the EXPERTS Promotional Program during the opening day of the meeting.
EXPERTS Consortium partners and guests fill the Andi Hakim Nasoetion Auditorium at Institut Pertanian Bogor Dr. Editha C. Cedicol, Program Head of SEARCA’s Graduate Scholarship Department, represented SEARCA in the meeting.
During the meeting, the Consortium participants discussed the mobility program, administrative concerns and promotion and visibility of the EXPERTS Project. The group also discussed possibilities for regional cooperation with other consortia as well as identified other avenues for collaboration and strategies for sustainability of the network activities. The IPB was designated as the Joint Coordinator of the EXPERTS Project that will closely coordinate with the Coordinator in University of Goettingen, Germany.
On the third day of the meeting, the participants took time out to visit the President’s Palace, the Bogor Botanical Garden, the Safari Park, and the Tea Plantation.
EXPERTS, is a European Union (EU)-funded project that aims to enhance the capacity for international cooperation among its participating countries in South and Southeast Asia (SSEA) and to exchange knowledge and ideas among the Asian and European partners. This project places an emphasis on research and cooperation, establishing collaborative framework for human resource development through training and upgrading the skills of junior faculty staff, undergraduates, postgraduates and post doc researchers by specified learning objectives in the field of engineering and technology, agricultural sciences, environmental studies, business-management and social sciences. The implementation of individual mobilities, with special emphasis on research initiatives, will provide students from SSEA regions with mobility for a broader choice of opportunities for study experience in EU institutions. Â EXPERTS I held its Kick-off Meeting at SEARCA in the Philippines in October 2010, while the Kick-Off Meeting for EXPERTS II was held in the Royal University of Bhutan in Paro, Bhutan in September 2011. (Read more about the Project). (Editha. C. Cedicol)