FANSSEA News

11 November 2020
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Brussels-based Impact Licensing Initiative (ILI) formalized a joint commitment to help small farming communities through the local integration of sub-licensed  technology—such as cold chain—for better post-harvest processes and market access. SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio and ILI… Read more
By Lichelle Dara E. Carlos23 November 2020
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia Pacific (NACA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on actions for the benefit of rural fisherfolk and smallholder farmers in the region. SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio and NACA Director General Dr. Jie Huang inked the accord in an… Read more
By Anna Gale C. Vallez and Matilde V. Maunahan27 October 2020
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) hosted an online seminar on 13 October 2020 to promote the enhancement of calamansi products and enterprise development in Oriental Mindoro. With the theme “Waste Utilization and Product Development Opportunities in Calamansi”, the seminar aimed to enable the participants to have a good grasp of the… Read more
By Leah Lyn D. Domingo10 October 2020
Aster growers in Los Baños, Laguna will benefit from a new community gardens project launched by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) on 7 October 2020. SEARCA will establish community gardens in Barangay Bayog, Los Baños, where most of the town’s aster farms are located, to enable the flower farmers  to grow good-quality food for… Read more
18 September 2020
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) along with its private sector partner SyCip Gorres and Velayo & Company (SGV) successfully conducted the Inception Workshop for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) project "Analysis of Fruit and Vegetable Value Chains in the Philippines" on 11 September 2020 via Zoom. A total of 44 participants composed… Read more
By Madelaine B. Miraflor19 September 2020
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) said it will take the lead in crafting the national value chain roadmap for pork-based processed products in the Philippines. This will be part of the five-year regional project titled Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness… Read more
10 September 2020
The pandemic has greatly affected agricultural production and food systems. It has also emphasized food supply and its safety. Since hazards and contamination can occur in different stages along the production chain, it has become necessary to address food safety measures right at the farm level. A virtual training-workshop on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) for emerging agricultural… Read more
By Nikka Marie Billedo and Rebeka Paller2 September 2020
Undernourishment and malnutrition have been a long prevailing problem in the Philippines affecting millions of its population. Several technologies were developed to help address these problems. Malunggay (Moringa oleifera)—one of the featured commodities in a Technology and Investment Profiles monograph series published by Southeast Asian Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture… Read more
By Nathan P. Felix2 September 2020
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) conducted its 15th SEARCA Online Learning and Virtual Engagement (SOLVE) webinar on "Youth Disengagement in Agriculture: Southeast Asian Youth Champions in Action" on 19 August 2020 via Zoom and Facebook. This online platform is the final installment of the SOLVE webinar series on youth in… Read more
By Leah Lyn D. Domingo18 August 2020
"The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the connections between supply chains and our consumption patterns, and the urgent need to redefine agricultural systems as food systems. A systemic view of agricultural food systems is imperative for the needed transformation, which should stem right from the hallowed halls of the universities and colleges." This is the analysis of Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio… Read more
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