FANSSEA News

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… 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
By Jonathan Austria & Loise Ann Carandang11 October 2019
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) co-organized with the Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Special Projects, the first roundtable discussion (RTD) of the Philippine component and the third Philippine National Project Steering Committee (NSPC) Meeting on 2-3… Read more
By Paula Grace M. Muyco11 October 2019
Bangkok, Thailand – The Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC) conducted its final project meeting on 3 - 4 October 2019 at Kasetsart University (KU) in Bangkok, Thailand. The MS FSCC is a joint degree project offered by five members of the University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC): Kasetsart University (KU) in Thailand… Read more
By Ruth Jazrel M. Bandong10 October 2019
CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro – The Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology (MinSCAT), in partnership with SEARCA, convened a multi-sectoral  meeting in Oriental Mindoro on 26 September 2019 for the collaborative project on "Revitalizing Calamansi Industry in Victoria, Oriental Mindoro Through Strengthening Linkages Among Farmers, LGU, SUC, NGAs, CSOs and the Private Sector"… Read more
By Leah Lyn D. Domingo3 October 2019
A scientist, research manager, and teacher in national and international public and private institutions, SEARCA Director Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio was awarded as Crop Science Society of the Philippines (CSSP) Honorary Fellow. Dr. Gregorio was recognized for his significant contributions to crop science through his pioneering breeding research. These include having led the development of at least… Read more
By Leah Lyn D. Domingo and Jerome Cayton C. Barradas19 September 2019
“The reality of digitalizing agriculture is won or lost at the farmer level, where applicability and sustainability have to be tested,” Dr. Glenn B. Gregorio, Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), told more than 350 scientists, researchers, and educators at the opening of the 25th Federation of Crop Science Societies of the… Read more
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna - The 2019 FSC Summer School, jointly organized by SEARCA and the Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim, Germany, opened on 9 September 2019 with Module 1 on Precision Agriculture having Dr. José Paulo Molin as resource person. This year's summer school, with the theme "Transformative Changes in Agriculture and Food Systems," aims to… Read more
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