SEARCA has been in the forefront of efforts to develop agriculture and development practitioners/experts within and outside Southeast Asia. A strong cadre of agriculture professionals will help the Center in its mandate to bring about agricultural and rural development in this region of the world.
The objective of the SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair is to give due recognition to outstanding Southeast Asian experts in the academe who have championed Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) in Southeast Asia. The study areas include, but are not limited to, social sciences, marine and fishery sciences, environmental sciences, economics, and rural development-oriented fields.
The focus/themes of the Professorial Chair will change according to the focus of the succeeding Five-Year Plans of the Center.