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At the SEARCA knowledge and learning booth, Thailand Permanent Representative to IFAD and Minister of Agriculture Thanawat Tiensin (seated right) shares Thailand's experience during the case presentation of IFPRI-SEARCA's ATMI project by IFPRI's Manmeet Ajmani, Research Analyst (standing).

DA NANG, Vietnam — SEARCA actively participated in the recently concluded "IFAD Mekong Knowledge and Learning Fair 2018" organized by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) here on 4-6 July. The Center facilitated one of the thematic sessions and shared select SEARCA publications anchored on the theme "Inclusive and Resilient Smallholder Agricultural Transformation in the Mekong Cluster." 

Read more: SEARCA participates in First IFAD Mekong Knowledge and Learning Fair

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TAGAYTAY CITY, Philippines. The unique combination of farming and tourism for recreation and education of travelers will be in the spotlight at the first-ever Global Farm Tourism Summit to be held on 17-19 July 2018 at the Summit Ridge Hotel here. 

Read more: SEARCA, ISST, and DOT co-organize Global Farm Tourism Summit

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Mr. Dinh Van Tuyen, AWG-SF National Focal Point of Vietnam, presents the accomplishments of the ASRF project in Vietnam.

HANOI, Vietnam. The Project Management Office (PMO) of the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund (ASRF) conducted a project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) visit in Hanoi City and Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam on 2-3 July 2018. 

The M&E is one of the important activities of the ASRF, which serves as an opportunity for the PMO to meet the project implementers, observe the project sites, and interact with stakeholders. It also serves as a learning exchange experience for the ASRF PMO and the grantees. The lessons and recommendations gained from this activity are likewise relevant to the ASRF Sustainability Plan.

In Vietnam, the ASRF project is titled "Review and Evaluation of the Status of Forest Allocation Policies to Produce Recommendations to Policymakers." The proponent for this project is the Forest Protection Department, Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). It aims to produce recommendations for policymakers to develop regulations and guidelines for forest allocation, as basis for operationalizing the Revised Law on Forest Protection and Development.

Read more: ASRF PMO conducts project monitoring and evaluation visit in Vietnam

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Participants of the Agroforestry Conference in Da Nang, Vietnam.

Da Nang, Vietnam. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), as one of the partners of the ASEAN Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC), supported the Agroforestry Conference in Da Nang, Vietnam on 26 June 2018 with the theme Harnessing the Potential of Agroforestry for a Prosperous and Resilient ASEAN. The conference was co-organized by the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST), ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Secretariat, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), andASFCC Partners. 

Read more: SEARCA supports the Agroforestry Conference in Da Nang, Vietnam

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Participants to the 7th Meeting of the CSO Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN.

Da Nang, Vietnam. SEARCA, which manages the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF], awarded grants to the AWG-SF Focal Points of Lao PDR and Myanmar to serve as resource persons in the 7th Meeting of the Civil Society Organization (CSO) Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN in Da Nang, Vietnam on 24-25 June 2018. This years' forum, with the theme Sustaining Collaborative and Innovative People-centered Actions and Contributions in NDCs and the Sustainable Development Goals, is co-organized by the Non-Timber Forest Product – Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP) Asia and the People and Nature Reconciliation (Pan Nature) with support from the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC). 

Read more: SEARCA-ASRF Travel Grantees present in the 7th Meeting of the CSO Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN

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The ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry Leaders and Focal Points with the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change representatives (source: AWG-SF website)

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), which manages the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF], will participate in the 12th AWG-SF Annual Meeting, 7th Ad-hoc Steering Committee on Climate Change and Food Security Meeting, 7th Meeting of the Civil Society Organizations (CSO) Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN, and the Agroforestry Conference, which will all be held in Da Nang, Vietnam from 24 to 30 June 2018. 

Read more: SEARCA holds ASRF event back to back with the ASEAN Regional Meetings and Agroforestry Conference...

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Dr. Bert-Jan Buiskool (second from left), Senior Consultant and Managing Partner, and Prof. Dr. Michael Krawinkel (third from left), Assessor, both of Ockham IPS of the Netherlands, interview Vietnamese participants of FSC-supported events organized by SEARCA. Dr. Maria Cristeta N. Cuaresma (leftmost), Program Head for Graduate Education and Institutional Development, represented SEARCA.

HANOI, Vietnam – As a strategic partner of the Food Security Center (FSC) of the University of Hohenheim, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) organized several meetings here on 30 May 2018, as part of the ongoing External Evaluation of the German government's program on Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation – EXCEED. 

Read more: SEARCA supports external evaluation of Germany's EXCEED Program

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Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr. (third from left), SEARCA Director, together with Ms. Adoracion T. Robles (second from left), Officer-in-Charge, Office of the Deputy Director for Administration (ODDA) and Unit Head, Management Services, discussed with Dr. Pascal Kosuth (center), Director of Agropolis Fondation, opportunities for continued collaboration through the MOU. Also present in the meeting were Nathalie Modjeska (rightmost), International Program Manager of the Montpellier University of Excellence; Pascal Gantet (second from right), representative of the GAID Graduate School; Dr. Jean-Luc Khalfaoui (third from right), President of Agropolis International; and Dr. Marie-Laure Navas (leftmost), Deputy Director General for Scientific Affairs and Higher Education of Montpellier SugAgro.

MONTPELLIER, France – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with AgropolisFondation based here and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) to strengthen and promote scientific cooperation in research, higher education, and capacity building in the field of agriculture, food, and sustainable development between France and Southeast Asian countries. 

Read more: SEARCA, Agropolis Fondation, UPM sign accord for PhD Fellowships Program

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The forum participants with SEARCA Director, Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr. (center), and Dr. Doris Capistrano, Senior Adviser of the ASFCC ( 5th from left first row).

Makati, Philippines. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), which manages the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Strategic Response Fund [ASRF], hosted the Donors Forum on Mobilizing Resources for Social Forestry in ASEAN held at The Manila Peninsula Hotel, Makati City, Philippines on 24 May 2018. 

Read more: SEARCA hosts Donors Forum on Mobilizing Resources for Social Forestry in ASEAN

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On the heels of President Rodrigo Duterte's declaration of his plan to place Boracay under land reform to give land back to farmers, the Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is looking to assist in the development of the island's agriculture sector.

Read more: SEARCA pushes for the greening of Boracay

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