PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – SEARCA provided technical assistance to craft the Rural Entrepreneurship Development Program (REDP) of the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) in Cambodia. The stakeholder consultation workshop was conducted at the Hotel Cambodiana, Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 20 to 21 November 2013, with 22 participants from MRD, non-government organizations (NGO), and related stakeholders in Cambodia.
PATTAYA, Thailand – SEARCA facilitated the project's kick-off meeting for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-German Programme on Climate Change (GAP-CC) funded project titled, ASEAN Network on the Promotion of Climate Resilience in Rice and other Crops on 20 January 2014 in Nong Nooch Garden Resort, Pattaya, Thailand. GAP-CC aims to support ASEAN in further advancing the implementation of regionally coordinated strategies and policies for food security and climate protection within its Member States in agriculture and forestry sectors.
VIENTIANE, Lao PDR - The SEARCA graduate alumni have long recognized that climate change is a serious issue in the region as it affects smallholders and eventually food security. This was affirmed during the 1stRegional SEARCA Fellows Association (RSFA) Regional Conference on Food Security and Climate Change with the theme "Enhancing smallholders capacity towards food security and climate change adaptation in Southeast Asia"on 4-5 December 2013, which was hosted by the National University of Laos (NUOL) at Don Chan Palace Hotel, Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic.
LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Two Filipino former SEARCA scholars have been included in the
roster of Outstanding Alumni Awardees of the University of the Philippines Los Baños in celebration of the University’s 95th Loyalty Day and Alumni Homecoming.
Dr. Clarissa Yvonne J. Domingo has been chosen as the Distinguished Alumna for Veterinary Research by the College of Veterinary Medicine, while Dr. Romeo A. Gomez, Jr., is the Distinguished Alumnus for Academe by the School of Environmental Science and Management.
Dr. Domingo, a PhD Research grantee in 2009, is currently an associate professor at Central Luzon State University. Dr. Gomez who took his PhD in Environmental Science in 2003 under the SEARCA Scholarship Program is a Professor at Benguet State University.
In most general terms, this study aimed to determine the impacts of the capacity building assistance and interventions of SEARCA in the region. Since it was founded in 1967, SEARCA has graduated close to 1,2001 students and participants who have pursued graduate studies; and more than 13,000 who have completed short term training programs and research grants.
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A new set of officers of the Regional SEARCA Fellows Association (RSFA) Governing Council has been chosen at the close of the two-day SEARCA-DAAD alumni regional workshop on the theme "Operation One ASEAN: Towards food security in 2020," on 28-29 May 2013 at SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna.
As SEARCA starts to sharpen its food security agenda, it turns to one of its most important assets—its graduate alumni. In the recently concluded SEARCA-DAAD Alumni Associations Regional Consultative Workshop on 28-29 May 2013 at SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna, close to forty graduate alumni association officers and representatives from all over the region found their way back to what they considered their second home.
Three Southeast Asian academicians have been recently awarded the SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair Grants. Dr. Felino Lansigan from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Dr. Annabella Tulin from the Visayas State University (VSU), Philippines and Dr. Nakorn Tippayawong from Chiang Mai University (CMU), Thailand have been recognized by SEARCA for their academic and research excellence in agriculture and rural development of Southeast Asia.
The Rusa deer (Cervus timorensis) is considered one of the most important deer species in West Papua, Indonesia. It is a source of food and livelihood for the community with its antlers and skin for leather marketed for art decor. Traditional hunting of Rusa deer is a common practice in the uplands of Kebar, but modern hunting techniques together with the continuous degradation of the forest habitats have contributed to the declining deer population in the area. As a consequence, this deer species is now considered highly vulnerable.