sfrt grantee

The Southeast Asian (SEA) region has a number of promising researchers and scientists whose desire to contribute to the region's development through research and knowledge dissemination initiatives is hindered by lack of funds. This situation serves as a barrier to translating promising research and training into scientific outputs that could be applied to promote development.

To address this concern and in line with the Center's thrust of promoting, undertaking and coordinating research programs relevant to inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development of the region, SEARCA will dedicate funds to be known as the SEARCA Seed Fund for Research and Training (SFRT).

The SFRT is envisaged to provide chosen research and training project proposals with limited start-up funds intended to enhance chances of securing long-term support from donor agencies. A grant of up to $15,000 shall be awarded as seed fund for research/training.


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List of SFRT Grantees

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NameProject TitleCountry
Dr. KGS Ahmadi Nucleus Estate Smallholder (NES) Model of MOCAF Instant Noodle Production for Sustaining and Increasing Income of Cassava Farmers in Blitar Region, East Java, Indonesia Indonesia
Mrs. Gusti Ayu Komang Sri Mahayuni Local Balinese Seeds Preservation Project 2015 Indonesia
Dr. Latifah Adb Manaf An Integrated Assessment of the Impacts Paddy Lands Conversion on Biodiversity and Food Security in Kedah, Malaysia Malaysia
Dr. Theingi Myint Determinants of Food Security of Vulnerable Rural Households at the Central Region, Myanmar Myanmar
Ms. Seinn Seinn Mu Impact of Rural Out Migration on the Resilience of Agricultural System of Rice Farmers in Lower Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar Myanmar
Dr. Reynaldo A. Comia Scaling-Up Agroforestry for Sustainable Development of Selected Smallholder Upland Farmers in the Philippines Philippines
Dr. Reynold D. Tan Quality Degradation of Milkfish (Chanos chanos) Along the Food Value Chain: An Assessment in Municipalities with High Incidence of Malnutrition in the Province of Iloilo Philippines
Mr. Dedisio Jose Lay Ximenes Enhancing Food Production, Quality and Safety through Integrated, Sustainable and Market-driven Farming Systems Timor Leste
Dr. Nguyen Thi Hong Diep Assessment of the Impact of Climate Change to Aquaculture/Fisheries Household Livelihood in the Lower Mekong Delta, Vietnam Vietnam
Dr. Mac Nhu Binh Assessment of Impacts of and Adaptation to Climate Change in Fisheries and Agriculture in the Coastal area of Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam Vietnam
Dr. Xuan Thi Quach Enhancing the Marketing Capacity of Agricultural Cooperatives in Hoa Vang District, Da Nang City of Vietnam Vietnam
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Dr. Amir Hamzah Sharaai Identifying Environmental Hotspots on Rice Commodity System by Using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Environmental Life Cycle Costing (ELCC) to Ensure Sustainable Malaysia Food Security Malaysia
Dr. Maria Dulce J. Mostoles Community-based Approach to Sustainable Utilization, Managemet and Development of Beekeeping in Sorsogon Philippines
Mr. Edison Roi D. Macusi Fish Aggregating Devices and the Role of Socio-economic Factors in Driving Spatial Effort Allocation of Fishers Philippines
Dr. Le Duc Ngoan Application of Geographic Information System (GIS) in Assessment and Zoning of Water Quality for Aquaculture Activities in the Tam Giang-Cau Hai Lagoon, Thus Thien Province, Vietnam Vietnam
Ms. Nguyen Thi Huyen Assessing the Impacts of Land Use and Climate Change on Soil and Water Resources in the Srepok Watershed, Central Highland, Vietnam Vietnam
Dr. Tran Cong Thang Competitive Analysis of Dairy Sector in Vietnam Vietnam
Dr. Van Kien Nguyen Enhancing Resilience of the Community through Climate Change Adaptation: Research and Training Activities for Preservation and Development of Floating Rice-Vegetables Farming Systems in Vinh Phuoc Commune, Tri Ton District, An Giang Province, Mekong Delta, Vietnam Vietnam
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Ms. Ida Ansharyani Farmer Adaptation Toward Socio-Ecological Dynamics in Batulanteh Watershed, Indonesia Indonesia
Mr. Souklaty Sysaneth Community Participation in Flood Risk Management along the Mekong River: The Case Study in Champasak Province Lao PDR
Engr. Antonio S. Arcangel Commercialization of Sweet Sorghum for Bakery Products: Ensuring Sustainability of Climate Change Response at the Village Level Philippines
Dr. Arsenio B. Ella Enhancing the Adaptive Capacity of the Indigenous People by Promoting Sustainable and Community-Based Resin Tapping of Almaciga in the Selected CADT Philippines
Mr. Hyunh-Ngoc Duc Investigation of Climate Change Impacts on Rice Production in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam Vietnam
Dr. Le Van An Impacts of Climate Change on Aquaculture in Phu Vang District, Thua Thien Hur Province, Vietnam Vietnam
Dr. Ngo Tri Dung Evaluating Sustainability of Local Forest Governance in a Central Province of Vietnam Vietnam
Dr. Tran Thi Ut Management of Coastal Resources for Sustainable Livelihood of Small-scale Fisheries in Coastal Area: The Case of Phuoc Hai Town, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Vietnam Vietnam
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Dr. Ari Widyanti Attitudinal and behavioural intervention to diminish the psychological and cultural barriers of food diversificaton in Indonesia Indonesia
Mr. Freddy Pattiselano Impacts of Wildlife Hunting on Biodiversity Conservation in the Bird's Head Peninsula of West Papua, Indonesia Indonesia
Dr. Oudom Phonekhampheng The Potentials of Ribber Multiple Crops Production in Achieving Food Security and Poverty Reduction in Luangnamtha Provincial, Lao PDR Lao PDR
Dr. Nyo Nyo Supply Chain Management of Horticultural Products in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Myanmar
Dr. Menandro N. Acda Fuel Pellets from Agricultural and Forestry Residues as Alternative Source of Bioenergy in the Philippines Philippines
Mr. Nino Alejandro Q. Ramirez Economic Implications and Safety Nets for Mesh Size Regulations on Local Fishing Communities in Cagayan: A Policy and Economic Analysis Philippines
Mr. Paul Joseph B. Ramirez Economic Implications and Safety Nets for Mesh Size Regulations on Local Fishing Communities in Cagayan: A Policy and Economic Analysis Philippines
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Dr. Va Dany Community Building Resilience Towards emerging Climate Disasters: A Case Study in Koh Andet District, Takeo Province Cambodia Cambodia
Dr. Christine Wulandri Prediction of Agroforestry Sustainability on Hutan Marga (Customary Forest) in Lampung Province Indonesia
Dr. Linkham Douangsavanh The Impact of Climate Change on Livelihood and Land Use of People Along Nam Ou River: A Case Study of Two Villages, in Pak Ou District, Luang Prabang Province, Lao PDR Lao PDR
Dr. Dolly Kyaw Ecosystem Approach to Sustainable Farming System and Assesment of Farm Households' Food Security in Nautmouk Township (Dry Zone) in Myanmar Myanmar
Dr. Thanda Kyi Assessment on Vulnerability and Risk Adaptation at Household level in Central Dry Zone of Myanmar Myanmar
Dr. Agnes T. Banzon Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in the Philippines: Status, Issues and Policy Strategies Philippines
Dr. Januel P. Floresca Climate Change Vulnerability Mapping and Geo-spatial Analysis in Cagayan River Basin, Philipines Philippines
Dr. Nguyen Van Song Rice Supply and Security in terms of Sea Level Rise, Conversion of Rice Land to Industrial Land and Population Growth in the Red River Delta - Vietnam Vietnam
Ms. Truong Thi Ngoc Chi Developing Community-Based Farmer Groups with Same Preference in Agricultural Innovation Adoption towards "One Must and Five Reductions" in Increasing Rice Production Efficiency and Farmers' Welfare in Co Do District, Can Tho City, Mekong Delta Vietnam
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Dr. Sunarso Combining High Rate Anaerobic Biodigester (HiRAB) and Membrane Separation Technology for Increasing Biogas Production Efficiency from Slaughterhouse Wastes Indonesia
Mr. Wahyu Andy Nugraha A Preliminary Study to Develop Coral Reefs Conservation Zones in Kangean Archipelago, East Java, Indonesia Using GIS and Remote Sensing Applications Indonesia
Dr. Beatriz C. Jadina GIS-Aided Biophysical Characterization of Leyte Landscape in Relation to Landslide Occurences Philippines
Mr. Feleciano R. Bejar Management Practices and Morphological Characterization of Indigenous (Native) Chickens in Samar Province Philippines
Dr. Hilconida P. Calumpong Mangrove Rehabilitation in Ticao Island, Masbate, Philippines Philippines
Dr. Margaret M. Calderon Capacitating the Ifugao Farmers for the Conservation of the Ifugao Rice Terraces Philippines
Mr. Le Nguyen Doan Khoi Pangasius Quality Management and Market Access of Small-Scale Farmers in the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam Vietnam
Mr. Nguyen Van Kien Utilization of Salinity-Tolerant Sweet Potato Varieties Towards Improved Livelihood and Productivity for the Salinity-Prone Coastal Areas in Thanh Hoa Province of Vietnam Vietnam
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Dr. Davin Uy Accumulation of Arsenic by Fruits and Vegetables Grown in the Arsenic Contaminated Areas Cambodia
Dr. Zeily Nurachman Screening and Identification of the Local Marine Microalgae Strain Producing Biodiesel Indonesia
Dr. Zainal Abidin Mohamed Comparative Advantage Indices of Selected Livestock Production Sectors in Malaysia Malaysia
Dr. Khin Oo Impact of the Cyclone Nargis on Livelihoods, Food Security and Agricultural Sector in Malaysia Myanmar
Drs. Agustin L. Arcenas, A.J. Ferrer and J. Capuno Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Philippines: An Analysis of the Political Economy of Selected LGU Initiatives Philippines
Ms. Menisa A. Antonio Survey and Characterization of Indigenous Food Plants in Ilocos Norte, Philippines Philippines
Dr. Victor B. Ella Simulating Hydraulic Effects of Climate Change on Groundwater Resources in a Selected Aquifer in the Philippines Using a Numerical Groundwater Model Philippines
Dr. Nguyen Kim Loi Integration of GIS and AHP Techniques for Land Use Suitability Analysis in Di Linh District, Upstream Dong Nai Watershed, Vietnam Vietnam
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Ms. Ariana Suciati Research Development and Dissemination of Information about Biodiversity in Forest Park Wan Abdul Rachman to Support Community-Based Ecotourism in Harun Village, Padang Cermin, South Lampung, Indonesia Indonesia
Dr. Suhardi Optimizing Sand Dune Area through Appropriate Land Utilization for Providing People Requirement on Food Security Indonesia
Mr. Sitha Khemmarath Impact of Eucalyptus Cultivation on Livelihood and Biodiversity Conservation in Khammouan Province, Lao PDR Lao PDR
Dr. Felino P. Lansigan Simulation Analysis of the Effects of Changing Climate on Major Crops in the Philippines Philippines
Dr. Roel Alli Bamban (Donax cannaeformis) as an Alternative Source of Livelihood for Upland Communities in Panay Island, Philippines Philippines
Ms. Yvette B. Guanzon and Mr. Mark Alexis O. Sabines GIS-Based Participatory Comprehensive Agricultural Development Plan as a Tool for Poverty Alleviation of Farming Families Philippines
Dr. Ngo Thi Thu Than Cultivation of Mud Snail (Cerithidea obtusa) and Blood Cockle (Anadara granosa) Vietnam
Dr. Vo Quang Minh Soil Fertility Degradation Classification in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam Vietnam
Dr. Vo Thi Thanh Loc Value Chain Analysis of Shrimp Product in Mekong Delta, Vietnam Vietnam
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Dr. Damayanti Buchori Development and Utilization of Geographic Information System for a Better Control Decision Making of Two Species of Paddy Stem Borer Scirpophaga innolata and Scirpophaga incertulas: A Model of Sustainable Management for Paddy Plantation in Indonesia Indonesia
Mr. Hendaru Djumantoro Creating Alternative Economic Activity Through Trial Use of Sawdust as the Growth Media for Tiram Mushroom Indonesia
Dr. Silinthone Sacklokham Impact of Theun-Hinboun Hydropower Electricity on Agricultural Production and Communal Natural Resource Management Laos
Dr. Alexander G. Flor The Design, Development and Testing of a Knowledge Management Model for Natural Resources Management in Southeast Asia Philippines
Mr. Assad L. Abdullah Baunto Group Lending, Rural Productivity and Social Integration in Southern Philippines Philippines
Ms. Maria Lea H. Villavicencio Enhancing Capacity of Stakeholders on In Situ Conservation and Sustainable Use of Indigenous Abaca (Musa textiles Nee) Philippines
Prof. Nimfa D. Montes Enhancing Philippine Agricultural Competitiveness Through Strategic Alliances with Selected Agro-Industrial Enterprises Philippines
Dr. Dang Van Minh Propagation and Growing Native Plant Species Erythropalum scandens BL(Bo khai) and Phyllanthus elegans L(Rau ngot rung) for Food and Income Generation by Hill Tribe in the Northern Mountainous Regions of Vietnam Vietnam
Dr. Nguyen Trong Hoai Competitiveness Analysis for Major Agricultural Products in Mekong Delta: The Case of Tien Giang Province Vietnam
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Dr. Cely S. Binoya Agro-Ecosystem's Analysis for the Sustainable Development of Lake Buhi Philippines
Mr. Agham C. Cuevas Integrating Environmental and Natural Resource Accounting Into Government Planning: A Modified Input-Output Model for LGUs Philippines
Dr. Asa Jose U. Sajise Modeling Optimal Environmental Service Payments (ESP) in the Uplands: Income Distribution, Targeting Schemes, and Financing Philippines
Dr. Nguyen Tuan Son Comparative and Competitive Advantages in Swine Production and Policy Implications for Development Swine Sector in North Vietnam Vietnam
Mr. Thanh Son Nguyen Integration of Socioeconomic Elements into GIS-Based Planning for Forestry and Community-Based Forest Management as a Tool for Biodiversity Conservation in Ha Tien, Vietnam Vietnam
Dr. Tran Ngoc Hai Effects of Stocking Density of Tilapia to Shrimp Culture on the Rice Fields in the Mekong Delta Vietnam Vietnam
Dr. Truong Tan Khanh Capacity Building on Participatory Approach for Agricultural Researchers and Development Workers at Central Highland of Vietnam Vietnam
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