Sources: Manila Standard Today
22 Mar 2017
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna—A United Nations specialized agency dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries is conducting an impact assessment study on its funded Department of Agriculture Irrigated Rice Production Enhancement Project or IRPEP in six provinces in Regions 6, 8 and 10.
The International Fund for...Read more
Sources: The Philippine Star
21 Mar 2017
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna - Looking for scholarship that will enable you to pursue a doctorate (PhD) in a prestigious university in Southeast Asia?
You have until April 30, to apply for the grant being offered by he Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) hosted by the Philippine government,...Read more
Dr. Merlyn M. Paunlagui, Director of Center for Strategic Planning and Policy Studies, College of Public Affairs and Governance, University of the Philippines Los Baños, presents "Extent of Erosion, Poverty, and Food Security: The Case of the Ayangan and the Tuwali of Ifugao."Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the Climate Change Commission (CCC) of the Philippines, and the Municipality of Boston in Davao Oriental, Philippines conducted an orientation as a kick-off activity of the pilot project titled "Community-based Waterways Clearing Project as an Adaptive Measure to Reduce Flooding" on 10 March...Read more
Dr. Clarissa C. David, Director, Communications and Knowledge Management Office, Philippine Competition Commission, presents the "Advancing Fair Market Competition: The Role of Communication and Knowledge Management."
In this presentation:Context: The need for competition law and policy in the Philippines
Competition and its benefits
The Philippine Competition Act (PCA)
Role of...Read more
The Nagoya University (NU) and Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) conducted a workshop last 16 March 2017 at the SEARCA Headquarters to formulate the strategic action plan of collaboration in research and development. In accordance with the respective mandates of NU and SEARCA and within the framework of their Memorandum of Understanding...Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), together with local partners, will conduct national inception workshops in Cambodia and Myanmar under the project titled Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns (ATMI-ASEAN). This project is being implemented by SEARCA...Read more
MANILA, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) joins the Department of Agriculture (DA) and President Rodrigo Duterte in launching the National Color-Coded Agriculture Guide (NACCAG) Maps at the Rizal Hall in Malacañang on 7 March 2017.The set of guide maps is one of the major outputs of the Adaptation and...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
SEARCA to host kick-off meeting of EU-South and Southeast Asia capacity development project
SEARCA will host the kick-off meeting of the project called Exchange by Promoting Quality Education, Research, and Training in South and Southeast Asia (EXPERTS). This project is intended to facilitate new collaborations among higher education institutions in the European Union (EU) and selected countries in South and Southeast Asia (SSEA) and to exchange information in science and policy issues while sharing key issues in sustainable development through academic cooperation.
EXPERTS covers seven EU institutions and 13 SSEA universities including Visayas State University (VSU) in the Philippines, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) in Indonesia, and Kasetsart University (KU) in Thailand. Funded by EU (through Erasmus Mundus), the project is being implemented by University of Göttingen in Germany. Four organizations serve as associate partners that will support the exchange between EU and SSEA.
SEARCA is the project associate based in Southeast Asia. Being a regional capacity-building organization, SEARCA has been provided graduate scholarships since 1968 to SEA nationals in the agricultural sciences and allied fields. To date, it has awarded 1,106 scholarship grants.
The kick-off meeting slated on 4-5 October 2010 at Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines will gather representatives of the partner institutions and associates in Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, China, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Nepal, Pakistan, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, and Thailand.
The meeting will refine the EXPERTS project details such as the consortium agreement, the planned breakdown of grants, application rules and selection criteria, and timetable and deadlines.
Under the project, a total of 126 grants are planned with the following breakdown: 26 undergraduates, 34 Master, 15 post-docs, 25 PhD, and 26 staff visits. Of these, half are dedicated to academic staff of selected universities while the other is for personnel involved in the management and administration, particularly in international relations. Twenty-seven are earmarked for Southeast Asians.
EXPERTS is a program that aims to strengthen the visibility and attractiveness of EU higher education institutions in SSEA; increase the compatibility of both educational systems; and transfer know-how and good practices.
It will establish a framework for capacity development of junior faculty staff, undergraduates, postgraduates, and postdoctoral researchers through skills training and upgrading in the fields of engineering and technology, agricultural sciences, environmental studies, business-management, and social sciences.
Through the EXPERTS project, beneficiaries from SSEA will have broadened opportunities by giving them academic experience in EU institutions via students, researchers, and teaching staff exchanges. In addition, the project will encourage collaborative research initiatives among EU and SSEA institutions, along with the opportunity to create joint degree programs. EXPERTS will run for two years.