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  • Graduate Students Showcase their Research Studies at the UC Graduate Forum 2017

    Thirty-one students from seven-member universities of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) converged at Kasetsart University (KU) on 17 – 18 August 2017 for the 3rd UC Graduate Forum with the theme, "Combatting Food and Energy Insecurity and Climate Change through Sustainable and Inclusive Agricultural Technologies and Innovations." The Forum was opened by Dr. Chongrak Wachrinrat, KU President, after a message given by Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., SEARCA Director. Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Director of SEAMEO Regional Center for Higher Education and Development (RIHED), delivered the keynote speech, while Dr. Buncha Chinnasri, Assistant
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  • Sustainability Transitions Summer School Successfully Concludes

    The first two weeks of the Sustainability Transitions Summer School 2017 have come to a successful completion as 20 students graduated from the program at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  The Summer School provided a fun learning experience for the students through the series of interactive lectures, discussions, group work, and field visits centering on transitions of Agro-Forestry Farming Systems. A conference was held on 21 July as a culminating activity to showcase the results of the students' field study in the villages of Penanggunan and Laksana in Banjarnegara District, Central Java Province, Indonesia. The students compared the farming
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  • Students Enjoy Learning at the Sustainability Transitions Summer School

    YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA- A few days after the commencement of the Sustainability Transitions Summer School 2017, the participants coming from different countries in Asia and Europe have already created a good bond while learning.  Through the series of interactive lectures, discussions and group works centering on transitions of Agro-Forestry Farming systems, the students gained a better understanding of the links between the different components in the ecosystem and how each component may affect food security in the advent of changing climate. The students also visited a demonstration of integrated dairy goat and cacao processing at Pusat Pembibitan Kakao where the government
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  • UC Grantee Presents Research at UPM Conference

    PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia – Humayra Secelia Muswar, an MS Rural Sociology student from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) was awarded with a travel grant by the University Consortium (UC) to present her paper at the Human Ecology International Conference held in Putrajaya, Malaysia on 18-20 April 2017.  The conference—attended by more than 200 scholars from countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, United Kingdom, and the Philippines—was organized by the University Putra Malaysia (UPM) Malaysia, a member of the UC. Ms. Muswar represented her team to present two case studies, namely: Political Ecology Analysis on Marine Ornamental Fish Eco-Labelling Case Study: Les Village, Bali,
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  • UC Summer School 2017 is Now Accepting Applications

    The annual University Consortium Summer School is now accepting applications from enthusiastic individuals who want to make a change through integrated agroforestry systems. The Summer School will be held in Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 10-22 July 2017. The event is spearheaded by UGM and Austria's University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU). This year's Summer School is titled Sustainability Transitions and is focused on Integrated Forestry Farming System: A Transition to Food Security in a Changing Climate. The two-week program involves lectures and field visits to villages in Java. It will also be a good opportunity
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