FANSSEA News

By Monalinda B. Cadiz7 November 2019
Southeast Asian photographers, both amateurs and professionals across all ages, have until 30 November 2019 to beat the submission deadline for the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Photo Contest 2019. The theme Cultivating Southeast Asia's Youth Agripreneurs spotlights SEARCA's challenge to respond to "the 'new normal' conditions… Read more
6 November 2019
The Department of Agriculture (DA) through its Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR), and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) jointly organized the 4th National Community-based Participatory Action Research (CPAR) Congress held on 28-29 October 2019 at the BSWM Convention Hall, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines. The congress was conducted… Read more
By Leah Lyn D. Domingo31 October 2019
The newly installed Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) envisions the Center's strategic role in pushing for inclusive innovation and academe-industry-government interconnectivity towards Agriculture 4.0 and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SEARCA held investiture rites for Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio as the… Read more
29 October 2019
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – SEARCA, through the Graduate Education and Institutional Development Department (GEIDD), invites interested Southeast Asian nationals to apply for SEARCA's PhD Research Scholarship. The scholarship grant, which was first offered in 2005, provides financial support to qualified PhD students to conduct research relevant to the priority thrusts of SEARCA such as Social… Read more
By Sonny Pasiona23 October 2019
STUTTGART, Germany – A Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) delegation joined experts, students, and practitioners to tackle various perspectives, solutions, and challenges to global food security and trade at the World Food Day Colloquium held here on 16 October 2019. The colloquium, with the theme “Food Security and Trade in the Period… Read more
Almost six months after Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio took the helm, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) will honor him as its new Director with a formal investiture ceremony on 28 October 2019 at its headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. Hosted by the Philippine government on the campus of the University of the Philippines Los Baños… Read more
By Regine Joy E. Javier17 October 2019
"With enlightened moderation on both sides, we can enjoy the best of both worlds and make organic and inorganic farming work in the Philippine context." Thus concluded Dr. Emil Q. Javier, National Scientist, in his presentation during the Forum on Organic and Inorganic Farming organized by the Coalition for Agriculture Modernization in the Philippines, Inc. (CAMP), in partnership… Read more
By Leah Lyn D. Domingo14 October 2019
SEOUL, Korea – Even with the use of genetic modification—including genomic selection and molecular marker-assisted breeding—to improve certain traits of plants, crop improvement is a long process of developing a commercially ready product. "Many are impatient with this process and offer better techniques and tools to shorten the process, but still fail in the implementation of a new… Read more
By Bernice Anne C. Darvin and Donna Bae N. Malayang14 October 2019
BOGOR, INDONESIA. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (University Consortium or UC) and the Food Security Center of the University of Hohenheim in Germany, and in collaboration with Institut Pertanian… Read more
By Lorielle Angelei V. Malveda11 October 2019
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – SEARCA and the Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim in Germany concluded the 2019 FSC Summer School on 27 September 2019 with 19 students from Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The theme of the recently held activity was "Transformative Changes in Agriculture and Food Systems" with modules on Precision Agriculture, Vertical and… Read more
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