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
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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.