Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for Southeast Asia (CChAMSEA) Framework News


In light of the shift from traditional coal economy, Southeast Asia spurs a fine lead in using renewable energy since the region’s sub-economies rely mostly on agricultural production and natural resources.

Read more: Educating climate change in SE Asia


JAKARTA, Indonesia – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) will present its proposal to establish the Southeast Asian AgriMuseum and Learning Center at the biennial meeting of education ministers of 11 countries here on 24-26 July 2017. It has been included in the agenda of this high-level meeting on the instigation of Thai Education Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, who is concurrently President of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Council. 

Read more: SEARCA's AgriMuseum initiative on Southeast Asian education ministers' agenda


Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., Director of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), is among the recipients of this year's SEAMEO Service Award, having meritoriously served the Center for four decades.

Read more: Saguiguit to receive 2017 SEAMEO Service Award



YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA- A few days after the commencement of the Sustainability Transitions Summer School 2017, the participants coming from different countries in Asia and Europe have already created a good bond while learning. 

Read more: Students Enjoy Learning at the Sustainability Transitions Summer School


The SEARCA-established Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources, known as the University Consortium (UC), will hold its annual Summer School on 10–28 July 2017 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Dubbed as Sustainability Transitions 2017, this year's Summer School is part of the ERASMUS+ project aimed to institute a joint Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC) in UC members. 

Read more: University Consortium organizes Sustainability Transitions Summer School


The University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) conferred the only summa cum laude award at this year’s graduation rites to Mr. Arnel B. Villancio, Jr., a BS Agriculture student.

In his valedictory message during the 45th UPLB Commencement Exercises, Mr. Villancio underscored the role of agriculturists in seeking ways to ensure food security.

Read more: BS Agriculture student tops UPLB graduating class


Participants and resource speakers from DOA, MAF, the private sector, NGOs, and farmers' association, together with the IFAD-IFPRI-SEARCA team

VIENTIANE, Lao PDR. The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), together with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) of Lao PDR, successfully conducted the fourth National Inception Workshop under the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded project, "Agricultural Transformation and Market Integration in the ASEAN Region: Responding to Food Security and Inclusiveness Concerns (ATMI-ASEAN)", in Vientiane last 22-23 June 2017. 

Read more: ATMI-ASEAN Project launched in Lao PDR with National Inception Workshop


The participants and resource persons during the 7th AWG-SF Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

CHIANG MAI, Thailand. SEARCA, as one of the implementing partners of the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) and the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC), supported and participated in the recently concluded 7th AWG-SF Conference held in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 12-14 June 2017. The conference highlights the theme "Social Forestry in Forest Landscape Restoration: Enabling Partnership and Investments for Sustainable Development Goals." More than 200 participants from government, civil society organizations (CSOs), development partners, private sector, and academic institutions in the ASEAN Member States (AMS) took part in the conference. 

Read more: SEARCA supports the 7th ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Conference and reports to...


Dr. Phyu Phyu Win (standing, right-most) serves as moderator in the session 'Integrating Social Forestry/Community Forestry Enterprises in Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Plan of ASEAN: Pathway to achieving Success.'

CHIANG MAI, Thailand – An official from Myanmar underscored the potential of social forestry (SF) in the development of small and medium scale enterprises in ASEAN. Dr. Phyu Phyu Win, Assistant Director of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Policy and International Affairs of Myanmar's Ministry of Industry, shared her country's experiences and insights at the recently concluded 7th ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) Conference held in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 12-14 June 2017. Here, she served as moderator and paper presenter through a travel grant awarded by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).

Read more: Integrating social forestry enterprises in ASEAN MSME plan underscored



In pursuit of developing future leaders of Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) in Southeast Asia, SEARCA continues to support graduate students and their academic milestones. The Special Graduate Seminar Series aims to showcase outstanding researches conducted by SEARCA scholars. 

Read more: Biochar captures interest in SEARCA Special Graduate Seminar


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