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  • SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair Grantees for AY 2020-2021 wrap public lectures

    The SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair Grantees for AY 2020-2021 have been conducting their public lectures online since last year due to restrictions imposed by the pandemic. The grant was awarded on 04 May 2020 to six outstanding experts in the academe from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Kasetsart University (KU) in Thailand, Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) and Visayas State University (VSU) in the Philippines. UPM and KU are founding members of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) with SEARCA serving as Secretariat. VSU became an affiliate member of the UC this year together with
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  • MS FSCC garners positive evaluation from the European Commission EACEA

    The European Commission's Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) finished its evaluation of the Joint Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC) program developed by the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC). The project, funded by the ERASMUS+ Capacity Building for Higher Education program from 2016-2019, is undergoing institution among partner universities despite the restrictions brought by the pandemic. EACEA noted that the project team “demonstrated to be committed in developing a new joint Master programme.” The evaluation also recognized that “the consortium has fulfilled its objectives and
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  • SEARCA alumnus of the UPM-SEARCA Joint Scholarship shares award winning research

    Engr. Philip Donald C. Sanchez shared his Master’s thesis titled “Application of laser-based imaging technique in the quality evaluation of Malaysia sweet potato varieties during postharvest storage” during the Special Graduate Seminar on 05 March 2021.The seminar was organized by the Education and Collective Learning Department (ECLD) and hosted under the SEARCA Online Learning and Virtual Engagement (SOLVE) platform. Engr. Sanchez received his Master of Science in Agricultural Process Engineering (MSAPE) at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) through the UPM-SEARCA Joint Scholarship Program. Currently, he works at Caraga State University in Agusan Del Norte, Philippines as Chairperson of the Department of
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  • SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair Grantee conducts public lecture virtually

    Dr. Felix M. Salas from Visayas State University (VSU) was awarded the SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair Grant in 2020 for his excellence and contribution in the field of Agricultural Chemistry. Currently, Dr. Salas is a Professor II at the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences. As part of his Regional Professorial Chair Grant, Dr. Salas conducted his public lecture on 26 February 2021 at Visayas State University which was streamed online via Zoom. He discussed about “Innovative Liquid Nutrient Formulations for Improved Yield and Chemical Characteristics of Horticultural Crops under an Aggregate Hydroponic System”.  Dr.
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  • Double degree SEARCA alumnus shares research on single origin coffee processing scheme in Indonesia

    The Education and Collective Learning Department (ECLD) conducted its Special Graduate Seminar on 15 January 2021 under the SEARCA Online Learning and Virtual Engagement (SOLVE) platform. The graduate seminar is held once every semester and highlights outstanding research by SEARCA scholars from their graduate thesis. Hosting the seminar is the Center’s way to support the scholars’ academic milestones and to recognize their capacity to produce quality research that has great impact in agriculture and rural development. Mr. Bayu Rizky Pratama shared his Master’s thesis titled “Analysis of the Factors Determining Farmers Adoption and Strategies for the Development of Single Origin
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  • Bringing the Youth Closer to the Community with Dr. Anchasa Pramuanjaroenkij

    SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair GrantAY 2020-2021 Making a Difference in Agriculture Bringing the Youth Closer to the Community with Dr. Anchasa Pramuanjaroenkij Dr. Anchasa Pramuanjaroenkij is an Associate Professor in Kasetsart University, Thailand. She was awarded the SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair for her contributions in the field of Agriculture and Food Engineering. Dr. Anchasa considered a career in teaching in 1994, during her last year at Kasetsart University (KU) taking her Bachelor of Engineering in Food Engineering degree. At that time, the university announced the establishment of an additional KU campus in the Northeastern part of Thailand to expand the
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  • SEARCA scholar ends MS studies with accolades and memories

    SELANGOR, Malaysia – Engr. Philip Donald C. Sanchez, a SEARCA scholar who just finished his MS in Agricultural Process Engineering at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) was awarded Best Oral Presenter during the Malaysian Society of Agricultural and Food Engineers (MSAE) Webinar-Conference 2020. The conference theme was "Makanan Kita, Masa Depan Kita" translated as "Our Food, Our Future" organized by the MSAE/Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture, UPM, and MARDI on 28-29 June 2020. Engr. Sanchez presented his research on the "Potential application of laser-based imaging technology in the quality evaluation of agricultural products: a review" via web streaming due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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  • Navigating multiple roles in the field with UPM's Dr. Norsida Man

    Dr. Norsida Man is an Associate Professor and Department Head of the Agriculture Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. She was awarded the SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair Grant for her extensive contributions in the field of Agricultural Extension and Development. Dr. Norsida started her career away from the academe. After graduating from Kagoshima University in Japan with a Bachelor of Agricultural System Engineering degree, Dr. Norsida worked as a Shipping Officer for a Japanese company. She later realized that this position does not suit her well as her dream is to help farmers and contribute to the
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