FANSSEA News

By Pauline D. Gonzales and Loise Ann M. Carandang3 February 2021
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), in partnership with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), organized the 3rd Regional Project Steering Committee (RPSC) Meeting of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded project Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN… Read more
By Jean Rebecca D. Labios3 February 2021
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) conducted its 22nd SEARCA Online Learning and Virtual Engagement (SOLVE) webinar titled SOLVE Food Insecurity through Efficient and Innovative Seed Systems on 27 January 2021 via Zoom and Facebook Live. The webinar presented an opportunity for seed practitioners and aspiring seed… Read more
By Nathan P. Felix12 January 2021
A delegation from the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) led by its Director, Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, presented to Los Baños Mayor Antonio L. Kalaw the Center's programs and activities in the municipality during a courtesy call on 7 January 2021 at the mayor's office. Dr. Gregorio said even during the leadership of the late Mayor Cesar P… Read more
4 January 2021
The year 2020 is surely an unexpectedly challenging year. Agricultural production has been disrupted by a number of catastrophes that slowed down the pace by which the sector plays as an engine for economic development in the Southeast Asian region. While the COVID-19 pandemic crippled most of the key economic sectors in the Philippines, the agriculture sector was able to maintain a positive… Read more
4 December 2020
The Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) organized a webinar activity for the agricultural sector for Filipino Patriot scholars held online via Zoom on 23 October 2020. This project concludes the Part II webinar series under the Patriot Project with an overarching theme “Deepening Civic Leadership and Humanitarianism Among Patriot… Read more
By Rochella B. Lapitan9 December 2020
Cognizant of the potential of digital solutions in transforming agri-food systems, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study (SEARCA) and Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) inked an agreement to develop the ASEAN Guidelines for accelerating the transformation of food and agriculture through digital technologies and innovations.  This collaboration is… Read more
4 December 2020
The Kapisanang Kimika ng Pilipinas – Southern Tagalog, Inc. (KKP-ST, Inc.) launched its 49th Annual Convention that revolved around the importance of chemistry in advancing agriculture during the COVID-19 pandemic, which was held online via Zoom on 20-21 November 2020. Prof. Joseph Carmelo K. San Pascual, KKP-ST, Inc. President, gave his welcome remarks and introduced this year’s convention… Read more
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
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