Philippine Competition Commission Chairman Arsenio M. Balisacan served as guest speaker at the 2017 Hooding Ceremony and Recognition Rights for Graduate Students of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) held on 23 June 2017.
SEARCA Director Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr. informed Dr. Balisacan that 48 PhD and MS students from all over Southeast Asia had completed their degrees...Read more
Mr. Arsenio D. Bulfa, Jr., MS Soil Science, presents the first part of his thesis titled "Measurement of Carbon Dioxide in Corn Cob Biochar-amended Acid Soil Added with Different Types of Fertilizers."
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Source: The Manila Times
23 June 2017
The International Labor Organization is urging the Philippines to adopt an ILO model for skills competency standard in agriculture to help increase the number of farmers in the country, as the average age of Filipino farmers age is now 57.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has proposed to...Read more
Source: Philippine News Agency
22 June 2017
MANILA, June 22 -- The Philippines is urged to adapt an International Labor Organization (ILO) model for skills competency standard in agriculture to raise dwindling number of farmers - threatening food security as average Filipino farmers' age is 57 years.
Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture...Read more
Source: Business Diary PH
22 June 2017
The Philippines is urged to adopt an International Labor Organization's (ILO) model for skills competency standard in agriculture so as to raise the dwindling number of farmers– threatening food security as average Filipino farmers age is at 57 years old.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture...Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has named Dr. Cielito F. Habito as the new Editor of the Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development (AJAD), an international refereed journal dedicated to the publication of information and analysis on topics within the broad scope of agriculture and development. The AJAD was launched in 2004...Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), will conduct the training course on Financial Viability and Profitability Analysis of New Technologies and Enterprises under High Value Crops Development Program for the second...Read more
Source: The Philippine Star
18 June 2017
MANILA, Philippines - The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) reiterated the increasing importance of safe, and evidence- and science-based agricultural technologies in promoting agricultural productivity and food and nutrition security amid climate change and dwindling production...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)