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
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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.