travel grantee

To reinforce the SEARCA’s efforts and resources in the promotion of inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD) toward food security and poverty alleviation in the region, SEARCA will provide travel grants of up to a maximum of US$1,200 to each qualified agriculture and agriculture-related professionals and social scientists including graduate students in Southeast Asia.

Objectives of the Grant

  1. To provide opportunities to qualified Southeast Asian nationals to participate and present papers in ISARD-relevant scientific conferences and fora, locally or internationally.
  2. To promote the dissemination of scientific knowledge/information vital to agriculture and rural development.
  3. To provide the Grantee a venue to discuss with other scientists, researchers, university faculty and scholars, developments in their respective disciplines.
  4. To facilitate linkaging, partnerships and active collaboration between SEARCA, or the applicant’s home institution, with other development organizations and donors.
  5. To produce articles or any publication out of the Grantee’s presented paper, whenever appropriate and feasible.


Learn more about SEARCA Travel Grants


List of SEARCA Travel Grantee

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NameConferenceTitle of Paper
Dr. Ruth A. Ortega-Dela Cruz

Assistant Professor 3
Inaugural Asian Conference on Education and International Development (ACE-ID 2015)

Osaka, Japan
28 March - 02 April 2015
Persistence, and Retention towards Degree Completion of BS Agriculture Students in Selected State Universities in Region IV-A, Philippines
Dr. Arsenio B. Ella

Scientist III
International Conference on Natural Resources, Tourism, and Services Management 2015 (ICNTS 2015)

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
14-16 April 2015
Enhancing the Adaptive Capacity of the Indigenous Peoples by Promoting Sustainable and Community-based Resin Tapping of Almaciga (Agathis Philippinensis Warb.) 
Mr. Ngo Thanh Son

Vietnam National University of Agriculture
ICT Regional Workshop

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna
25-26 May 2015
Assessment of Land Use Change and Climate Variability on Hydrological Processes in the Upper Ma River Bassin, Northwest Vietnam for Future Land Use Planning and Water Resources Management 
Dr. Apinun Tunpan

Senior Research Speciallist
Asian Institute of Technology
ICT Regional Workshop

SEARCA, Los Baños, Laguna
25-26 May 2015
An Initiative on Low-cost Monitoring of Haze Air Quality Disasters in Rural Communities in Thailand
Dr. Zakiah Binti Adun

Universiti Putra Malaysia
World Aquaculture Conference 2015

Jeju, South Korea
26-30 May 2015
Best Aquaculture Practices for Gender Analysis among Micro and Small Scale Aquaculture Operators
Dr. Zumilah Binti Zainalaludin

Universiti Putra Malaysia
World Aquaculture Conference 2015

Jeju, South Korea
26-30 May 2015
Future Research in Empowering Vulnerable Stakeholder Groups in Aquaculture Community
Dr. Jose M. Yorobe, Jr.

Fourth International Agricultural Risk Finance and Insurance Conference (IARFIC)

Washington D.C., USA
7-9 June 2015
Advantageous Selection in Crop Insurance Market: Evidence from the Philippines
Dr. Gay D. Defiesta

Associate Professor
8th MARE People and Sea Conference

Amsterdam, Netherlands
24-26 June 2015
Weathering the Storm: Impacts on and Responses of Small Island Fishing Households to Typhoon Haiyan in Central Philippines
Prof. Maria Luisa G. Valera

Assistant Professor
Singapore Economics Review Conference (SERC)

5-7 August 20015
How do Remittances and Food Insecurity Affect the Food Consumption of Filipino Households? Philippines 
Dr. Zenaida M. Sumalde

Fifth Congress of the East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

Taipei, Taiwan
5-7 August 2015
How much do Households in a SubWatershed Pay for Damages and Adaptation Strategies during Extreme Events
Dr. Benjamina G. Flor

Assistant Professor
13th Asia Pacific Conference

Beppu, Japan
7-8 November 2015
Exploring the Potentials of Community Media for Climate Change Resilience through Social Transformation towards the New Normal in the Asia Pacific Region
Prof. Ma. Stella C. Tirol

Associate Professor
13th Asia Pacific Conference

Beppu, Japan
7-8 November 2015
E-Learning as Vehicle for Social Transformation: Evidence-based Results from the Philippines
Dr. Josefina T. Dizon

Professor 1 and Dean
5th International Conference on on Environmental and Rural Development

Thanyaburri, Thailand
18-19 January 2014
Community Responses to Environmental and Livelihood Impacts of Government-Initiated Dumpsite in Tibar, Liquica, Timor Leste
Dr. Cesar C. Sevilla

2nd Asian-Australian Dairy Goat Congress

Bogor, Indonesia
25-27 April 2014
Development of Dairy Goat Farming in the Philippines
Dr. Jimmy T. Masagca

Associate Professor
Catanduanes State University
2014 International Conference on Agriculture, Environment and Biological Sciences

Antalya, Turkey
4-5 June 2014
Coastal and Mangrove Eco-Tourism in Catanduanes Island (Philippines): A Menace or a Bonus?  
Ms. Remelyn I. de Ramos

Research Assistant
UP Diliman
3rd Asia-Pacific Coral Reef Symposium

Pintung, Taiwan
23-27 June 2014
Determining Resilience of the Fisheries in Malay, Aklan to Climate Change Impacts using the Tool for Understanding Resilience of Fisheries (TURF)
Dr. Victor B. Ella

Professor and UP Scientist
2014 Annual International Meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and Canadian Society of Biological Engineers (CSBE)

Montreal, Canada
13-16 July 2014
Influence of Conservation Agriculture and Tillage on Soil Quality in Selected Crop Production Systems in the Philippines  
Mr. Aldon M.H.P. Sinaga

Tribhuwana Tunggadewi University Malang, Indonesia
6th Asia Pacific Association of Educators in Agriculture and Environment (APEAEN)

Naga City, Philippines
18-22 August 2014
Implementing Tripartid Involvement through Agropreneurship Program to Improve Performance of Agriculture Entrepreneurship Learning Outcomes
Dr. Sue Liza C. Saguiguit

Associate Professor
International Conference on Human Ecology

Maine, USA
22-25 October 2014
Human Ecology Education in the Philippines
Dr. Virginia C. Cuevas

2nd International Conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA)

New Caledonia
14-22 November 2014
Restoration of Rice Agro-Ecosystem's Productivity in Cu-contaminated Paddy Fields with Compost Amendment in Mankayan, Benguet, Northern Philippines
Dr. Emilia S. Visco

University of the Philippines Los Baños
XIX International Conference for the Society of Human Ecology
IV International Confernece on Sustainability Science in AsiaCanberra, Australia
5-8 February 2013
Coping Strategies of Resettled Communities in Laguna, Philippines Perceived Effects of Lead Recycling to Seected Communities in Bulacan, Philippines
Dr. Daud Samsudewa

Diponegoro University, Indonesia
4th International Conference on Environmental and Rural DevelopmentSiem Reap, Cambodia
19 - 20 January 2013
Comparative Reproductive Behavior of Alpha-Male and Beta-Male and Subordinate Male Timor Deer (Cervus Timorensis Blainville) Raised Under Captivity 
Mr. Freddy Pattiselano

Universitas Negeri Papua
West Papua, Indonesia
Institute of Foresters of Australia Conference 2013

Canberra, Australia
7-13 April 2013
Managing Tropical Forests for Indonesia Papuan's Livelihood
Ms. Jee Grace B. Suyo

SEAFDEC, Iloilo, Philippines
10th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (10th AFAF)

Yeosu, South Korea
30 Apr - 4 May 2013
Towards Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction and Management to Coastal Resaource Management:  The Case of Tigbauan and Guimbal in Iloilo, Philippines
Dr. Ma. Concepcion C. Lizada

University of the Philippines Diliman
The International Symposium on Quality Management of Fruits and Vegetables for Human Health (FVHH)

Bangkok, Thailand
4-8 August 2013
Enhancing The Contribution of Fruits and Vegetables to Health Through Postharvest Technologies
Dr. Agnes T. Banzon

Associate Professor
International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research and Development in ASEAN Universities

Chiang Mai, Thailand
8-10 August 2013
Adoption of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP): How does the Philippines fare?
Jeoffrey Lloyd R. Bareng

Isabela State University
2nd EIT International Conference on Water Resources Engineering

Chiang Mai, Thailand
4-7 September 2013
Water Yield and Erosion Estimation in Agricultural Watershed of Northern Philippines under Rice-based Farming Systems Using Simulation Model: A Desicion Support Tool in Conservation Planning for Sustainable Upland Agriculture
Dr. Enrique L. Tolentino, Jr.

Profesor and Vice Chancellor
5th World Conference on Ecological Restoration

Wisconsin, Madison, USA
6-11 October 2013
Improved Restoration of Mine-Affected Forests in the Philippines through Innovative Monitoring System using Landscape
Dr. Antonio P. Carandang

International Symposium on Transition to Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation: The Enabling Environment and Road Map

Beijing, China
19-24 October 2013
Transition to Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation in the Philippines
Dr. Raquel M. Balanay

Assistant Professor
CARAGA State University
International Conference on Southeast Asian Weather and Climate 2013

Chiang Mai, Thailand
27-29 November 2013
Producer's Behavior towards Climate Change and Price Risks: The Case of Poultry in Northern Mindanao, Philippines
Mr. Deden Dinar Iskander

Teaching Staff
University of Bonn
2012 Australian Agriculture and Resource Economics Society (AARES) Annual Conference

Fremantle, Australia
7-10 February 2012
Finding the Stronger Impact among Bribery, Financial Reward, and Religious Attitude: The insights of Experiment on Environmental Tax Compliance in Indonesia
Ms. Shielameh A. Peralta-Milan

3rd International Conference on Environmental Science and Development (ICESD)

5-7 January 2012
Fisheries Registration and Licensing: A Case Study in Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines 
Evita Hanie Pangaribowo 86th Agricultural Economics Society Annual Conference

University of Warwick, UK
16-18 April 2012
Intra-household Power: The Role of Women's Assets and Social Capital on Food and Nonfood  ExpendituresHeterogeneous Impact of the Rice for the Poor' Program on Household Consumption
Dr. Mai Thi Tuyet Nga International Conference on Food Science and Nutrition (ICFSN) 2012

University Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Malaysia
2-4 April 2012
Development of a Quality Index Scheme for Sensory Evaluation  of Chill-stored Pangasius hypopthalmus Fillets
Mr.Ericson G. Escobedo
Mr Jeric G. Gado
Crop Science Society of the Philippines (CSSP) 42nd Annual Scientific Conference

Puerto Princesa, Palawan
16-21 April 2012
Comparative Nutritional Advantage of Quality Protein Maize  (QPM) over Normal Maise (ZEA Mays L.) Culti
Laurence Anthony Go

UP School Of Economics
2nd Asian Population Association Conference

Bangkok, Thailand
26-29 August 2012
Vulnerability to Poverty: Who are the Poor of the Future? A Multinomial Logit Analysis of Vulnerability and its Determinants 
Nguyen Kim Loi  International Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) Conference and Workshop

New Delhi, India
16-20 July 2012
Assesing Water discharge in Be River Basin, Vietnam using Swat ModelAssessing Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations in Central Vietnam using SWAT and Community Based Approach: Case Study in Vu Gia watershed, Quang Nam Province
Zeily Nurachman 1st International World Congress of Marine Algae

Dalian, China
20-23 September 2012
The Potential of Tropical Marine Diatom for Producing Natural Oils 
Dr. Le Thi Thanh Loan

Univeristy of Agriculture, Vietnam
International Conference on Cooperatives Enterprises: Key to Economic and Social Progress

UPLB , Philippines
8-10 Nov 2012
Dr.Khin Nyunt Yee The Global Conference on Entomology (GCE)

Chang Mai, Thailand
5-9 March 2011
Halictophagus sp. (Strepsiptera:Halictophagidae) empasized on Larviposition and Free Living Triungulins and Adult Male on Mango Leaf Hoppers
Ms. Julie Ekasari Asian Pacific Aquaculture Conference

Kerala, India
17-21 January 2011
Water Quality and Production Performance of Red Tilapia (Oreochromis sp.) Intensive Culture with Bioflocs
Mr. Joao Xavier Amaral 9th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (AFAF)

Shanghai, China
21-25 April 2011
Economic Valuation of Coastal Resource: Direct Use Values of Coastal resources in Batugade, Balibo, Bobonaro District, Timor Leste
Dr.Alice Joan G. Ferrer 9th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Foru (AFAF)

Shanghai, China
21-25 April 2011
Coastal and marine Resource Management in The Philippines: An Analysis of the Political Economy of Banate Bay
Ms. Aisa Manlosa   International Seminar for Natural Resources, Climate Change, and Food Security in Developing Countries

Graha Pena Building , Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
27-28 June 2011
Environmental Benefits and Costs of Conserving Layawan Watershed for Sustainable Domestic Water Supply in Oroquieta City, Phil.
Mr. Nguyen Van Kien  International Symposium on Climate Change and Water (ISCCW 2011)

Nanjing, China
20-21 April 2011
Uitilization of Salinity/Drought-Tolerant Crops Conserved at Plant Resources Center for Adaptation to Climate Change in Vietnam
Ms. Siwi Gyatri 3rd Internatinal Conference on Sustainable Animal Agriculture for Developing Countries (SAADC)

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
26-29 July 2011
Exploring Social Capital among the Getasan Dairy Cattle Farmers in Semarang Regency, Central Java, Indonesia
Dr. Andri Hernandri International Conference Coast GIS 2011

Oastende, Belgium
5-8 September 2011
Qualtitative Survey in the Delination of Customary Marine Tenure Boundary in the Study of Empowering Indigenous Coastal Community in Malaku Island, Indonesia
Ms. Maria Retchie C. Pagliawan Asian Wetlands Symposium

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
18-20 July 2011
Vulnerability and Resilience Assessment of Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park,Cagayancillo, Palawan, Philippines
Dr. Dinah Pura T. Depositario   8th Annual Confernce and Research Symposium of the International Academy of Global Business and Trade (IAGBT)

Beijing, China
Sustainabality Factors Among Enterprises Utilizing a University Developed technology: the case of Bio-N (Microbial-based fertilizer) Mixing Plants in Luzon, Philippines
Dr. Josefina T. Dizon 2011 Educational Concerns for Hunger (ECHO) Conference

Chang Mai, Thailand
3-7 October 2011
Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Mangrove Resources Management in Bohol, Philippines
Dr. Le Nguyen Doan Khoi 8th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management and Organizatonal Learning (ICICKM 2011)

Bangkok, Thailand
27-28 October 2011
Farmers' Knowledge Management in Fish Disease Treatment: The case of Smallholder Farmers in the Mekong River Delta, Vietnam
Romeo G. Teruel  7th Asian Society of Agricultural Economists Conference

Hanoi, Vietnam
13-15 October 2011
Measuring and Explaining Total Factor productivity Growth and Patterns in Philippine Agriculture: A Regional Panel Data framework
Dr. Sanda Kyaw Win 4th IAPSIT International Sugar Conference and Expo

New Delhi, India
21-25 November 2011
Determination of the Water Requirement and Kc Values of Sugarcane at Different Crop Growth Stages by Lysimetric Mehod and Status and Sustainability of the Myanmar Sugar Industry
Rosie S. Abalos Aquaculture 2010

San Diego, California, USA
1-5 March 2010
Structure of Collembola Community and its Nutrient Mineralization as Affected by Application of Different organic Manures and Effective Micro organisms
Romel B. Armecin Young Researchers Seminar (YRS 2010)

Montpellier, France
25-30 March 2010
Soil Fertility and Suitability Assessment of the Different Abaca Growing Areas in Leyte, Philippines
Rully Rahadian International Conference on Organic Agriculture in Scope of Environmental Problems

Famagusta, Cyprus Island
3-7 February 2010
Seaweed (Eucheuma sp.) Farming at Various Distance Along the Coastline of Dasol bay Area, Pangasinan, Philippines
Dr. Romeo G. Teruel 54th AARES Annual Conference

Adelaide, South Australia
Measuring TFP Growth in Philippine Agriculture: The Case of Superlative Tornqvist Index framework
Mr. Faradilla Attamimi 14th Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production(AAAP) Animal Sience Congress

Pingtung, Taiwan
23-27 September 2010
Bali Cattle Farming in Different Crop Livestock Production System on Ceram Island, Indonesia
Dr. Artemio A. Martin, Jr. 16th Asian Agricultural Symposium (ASS) &
1st International Symposium on Agricultural Technology (ISAT)
Characterization and Suitability Evaluation of major Agricultural Soils Towards Rational Land allocation for Biofuel Feedstock Porduction in Cagayan Valley, Philippines
Ms. Patricia Anne G. Nazareno 5th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (ICEST 2010) Uptake of Toxic Metals by Plant Species, Inayawan Land Fill, Cebu City, Philippines
Dr. Hadi Paramu 2nd Asia Pacific regional Conference on Community Development

SEARCA, Philippines
20-22 October 2010
Development Strategies for Fishery Agroindustry Using Cluster Analysis and Strategic Management Approach
Dr. Gina V. Pangga South Asian Geography Association (SEAGA) Conference 2010

Hanoi, Vietnam
23-26 November 2010
Effects of Changing Land use and Cover Change on Ecosystem Health
Ms. Seinn Seinn Mu International Society for Southeast Asian Agricultural Sciences (ISSASS) International Congress 2010

Bali, Indonesia
14-18 November 2010
Effect of Pesticide Use Practices in Mung Bean (Vigna radiateL) Production on Health Cost of Farmers in Myanmar
Muhammad Afdal The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) Annual MeetingSouthport, UK
30 March to 1 April 2009
Effects of Processing of Palm Oil Petiole on Palatability in Bali Cows (Bos sonsaecus)
Damasa M. Macandog The 7th International Science Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change

Boon, Germany                        
26-30 April 2009
Understanding and Conserving Indigenous Knowledge on Sustainable NRM in the Cordilleras Region of the Phil. Application of Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) Modeling and Role Playing Game in the Sustainable Management of Degraded Upland Areas in the Tropics
Emma M. Sabado The Annual Scientific Conference of the Pest Management Council of the Philippines 2009

Baguio City, Philippines
5-8 May 2009
Assesing the Diversity of Selected Arthropods in cabbage-growing areas in Mt. Malindang, Misamis Oriental
Dr. Agnes Rola Western Economic Association International Pacific Rim Conference

Kyoto, Japan
23-27 March 2009
Environmental Externalities and Agricultural Productivity Growth in the Philippines
Shielameh A. Peralta 10th National Symposium in Marine Science

Davao City, Philippines
22-24 October 2009
Evaluation of Fish Communities in Planted Mangroves in Lingayen Gulf
Isabelita M. Pabuayon  XIII World Forestry Congress (Forest in Development: A Vital Balance)

Buenos Aires, Argentina
18-23 October 2009
The Changing Market for NWFPs and Strategic Directions for the Phil. Bamboo and Rattan Sector
Norma Fortes  Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2009 Conference

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3-6 November 2009
Development of Algal pasture ("Lab-lab")in Shallow Brackiswater Pond in the course of Pond Preparation Before the Stocking of Milkfish (Chanos chanos,forsskal) During wet & dry season
Ruel M. Mojica International Agicultural Engineering Conference (IAEC) 2009

Bangkok, Thailand
7-10 December 2009
Participatory Development, Evaluation and Optimization of a Microcontroller-Based Mechanical Coffee Roaster for Small Scale Roasting
Margaret M. Calderon International Society for Ecological Economics Conference 2008

Nairobi, Kenya
7-11 August 2008
Who will Tend the Terraces?  Keeping  the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordillera in the UNESCO World Heritage List
Lualhati Aliño 11th International Coral Reef Symposium

Florida, USA
7-11 July 2008
Distribution Pattern, Habitat Ovelap and Trophic Interaction of Trawl Catches within the Ragay Gulf, Phils Fisheries Ecosystem
Edi Erwan 13th Animal Science Congress of the Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Socities

Hanoi, Vietnam
22-26 September 2008
Effect of Varying Level of Leucine and Energy on Performance and Carcass Characteristics of Broiler Chickens
Ma. Zita Butardo Coastal Cities Summit:  Values and Vulnerabilities

Florida, USA
17-20 November 2008
Cost-benefit Study of Marine Protected Areas: Implications on Financing and Sustainability
Levania Santoso Tropentag Conference 2008 - Competition for Resources in a Changing World:  New Drive for Rural Development

Honhenheim, Germany
7-8 October 2008
Collaborative Forest Management:  It Takes Two to Tango