Date: TBDVenue: SEARCA, Philippines & TBD, Singapore
For this program, SEARCA, with The Head Foundation (THF) in Singapore, is collaborating with the Philippine Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the University of the East (UE) to level up HEI educational and managerial leadership at UE and other selected universities in Southeast Asia, in step with if not in proactive anticipation of...Read more
Date: TBDVenue: SEARCA, Philippines
SEARCA, in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is organizing this workshop where HEIs recognized as Center of Excellence (COE) and Center of Development (COD) in Agriculture could distill pathways and come up with their own innovative strategies to make agriculture education relevant and responsive to the changes and challenges toward...Read more
Date: 22-23 May 2018Venue: SEARCA, Philippines
The forum is intended to:draw out the post-LEAP experiences and insights of LEAP alumni and resource persons as higher education leaders and executives;
provide a venue for knowledge sharing and creation on leadership excellence in higher education in agriculture; and
compile a publishable set of practices and exemplars on Leadership...Read more
Date: 19-23 February 2018Venue: TBD, Timor Leste
SEARCA, in collaboration with Timor Leste's Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF), National University of Timor Leste (NUTL), and the SEARCA Fellows Association of Timor Leste, is organizing this forum to build a leadership capacity development program for Timor-Leste's agricultural community. LAAD for Timor-Leste aims to build a community...Read more
Date: 22-26 January 2018Venue: SEARCA, Philippines
This workshop will provide a venue for sharing effective management practices in maintaining the sustainability of irrigation systems in the region. The outputs of this workshop include policy recommendations and guidelines for enabling a more efficient irrigation system management in relation to agricultural activities under climate change and...Read more
Date: 4-8 December 2017Venue: Davao City, Philippines
The workshop aims to enhance the knowledge, skills, practices and attitude of the participants on inclusive and sustainable agriculture and rural development focused on agri/farm tourism enterprise through learning tour approach by delivering new ideas and techniques that will enable them to develop agri/farm tourism program and manage in...Read more
Date: 6-10 November 2017Venue: TBD, Myanmar
SEARCA, in collaboration with relevant government agencies in Myanmar, is undertaking this training-workshop to build ISARD capacities in the country. The training-workshop is focused on two major areas, namely: a) innovative and systems approach in the management of ISARD; and 2) adaptive project management life cycle for ISARD. Intended participants...Read more
Date: 27 September 2017Venue: Quezon City, Philippines
Organized under the umbrella on food security and climate change, the Forum aims to give concrete and science-based approaches to policy and decision makers on agriculture highlighting the transition to environmental, social and economic high performance production systems and tools under four identified themes, namely:Agrobiodiversity...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 and GIZ collaborate for ARD2014
(L-R) Ms. Carmen Nyhria Rogel, Program Specialist from SEARCA; Dr. Bessie M. Burgos, SEARCA’s Acting Program Head for Research and Development and ARD2014 Conference Organizer; Ms. Opalyn Agulay, GIZ’s Communications and PR Adviser; Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., Director of SEARCA; Mr. Max-Johannes Baumann, GIZ’ Program Director for Environment and Rural Development (EnRD); and Ms. Erlinda F. Dolatre, EnRD’s Program Senior Advisor
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines– Headed by Mr. Max-Johannes Baumann, Program Director of Environment and Rural Development (EnRD), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) team met with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Director and Staff to discuss GIZ’s participation in the Second International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development in Southeast Asia (ARD2014). SEARCA and GIZ also explored other possible areas of collaboration beyond ARD2014.
The conference, covering a total of 24 sessions, is organized around six themes, namely: Productivity Improvement, Inclusive Value Chains, Sustainability and Poverty Reduction, Food Security and Food Safety, Institutions and Governance, and Regional Cooperation and Integration. GIZ will convene a session under the theme Sustainability and Poverty Reduction, which will feature results of its various programs and projects on environment and rural development.
GIZ also expressed interest to contribute in the sessions on Upland Agriculture, and Regional Food Security System and Investments, which are convened by World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) and SEARCA, respectively.
More than convening a session, GIZ accepted SEARCA’s invitation to co-sponsor the conference. To date, GIZ joins the list of ARD2014 sponsors which include the following: Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim, International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotechnology Applications (ISAAA), Syngenta, Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), Australian Government through ACIAR, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), and National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).
The meeting was attended by Mr. Baumann, GIZ-EnRD Program Senior Advisor Ms. Erlinda F. Dolatre and Communications and PR Adviser Ms. Opalyn Agulay, SEARCA Director Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., with Acting Program Head for Research and Development and Conference Organizer Dr. Bessie M. Burgos, and Program Specialist, Ms. Carmen Nyhria Rogel.
With the theme Strengthening Resilience, Equity and Integration in ASEAN Food and Agriculture Systems, ARD2014 will take place on 12-13 November 2014 at Makati Shangri-La, Manila, bringing together relevant stakeholders from, but not limited to, Southeast Asia. Participants will include agriculture and rural development experts from the academe and research institutions, government policy makers, private sector practitioners, farmer leaders, and other interested stakeholders.
For more information on ARD2014, visit http://ard2014.searca.org or email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Junette Dawn A. Baculfo)