Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) works to strengthen institutional capacities toward inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development (ISARD) in Southeast Asia through graduate education, research and development, and knowledge management.

SEARCA was established by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) in 1966 “to provide to the participating countries high quality graduate study in agriculture; promote, undertake, and coordinate research programs related to the needs and problems of the Southeast Asian region; and disseminate the findings of agricultural research and experimentation."

SEARCA's Tenth Five-Year Plan will focus on the overarching theme of Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) and puts specific focus on:

community forestry

ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change

This article summarises the ASFCC programme that has developed and integrated social forestry approaches into the climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies of ASEAN and the member states.

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A Knowledge Tree for social forestry

The Knowledge Tree is an online platform providing a rich source of information about and guidance on implementing efficient, equitable and effective social forestry practices in Southeast Asia.

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