Scholarships for Upland Agriculture and Food Security

About The Scholarship

The Southeast Asian Upland Agriculture Fellowships Project aims to establish a critical mass of high-quality human resources who could serve as catalysts for developing sustainable agriculture programs for upland communities that are generally vulnerable to food insecurity.

The program’s general objective is to strengthen knowledge and research skills of professionals in agriculture and food security in the uplands of Southeast Asia who could serve as catalysts for developing sustainable agriculture programs for upland communities that are generally vulnerable to food insecurity.

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTRE (IDRC)
(IDRC) is one of the “Canadian Crown corporations” established in 1970. An enterprise owned by the federal government of Canada and guided by an international Board of Governors, IDRC supports research in developing countries to promote growth and development.

IDRC works with researchers and innovators in those countries to find practical, long-term solutions to the social, economic, and environmental problems their societies face, bringing choice and change to the people who need it most.

IDRC’s mandate is set out in the IDRC Act of 1970, which directs the Centre “to initiate, encourage, support and conduct research into the problems of the developing regions of the world and into the means for applying and adapting scientific, technical and other knowledge to the economic and social advancement of those regions.”

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SOUTHEAST ASIAN REGIONAL CENTER FOR GRADUATE STUDY AND RESEARCH IN AGRICULTURE (SEARCA)
(SEARCA) is one of the "centers of excellence" of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), an inter-government body founded in 1965 to promote cooperation among Southeast Asian nations through activities in education, science, and culture. The member countries of SEAMEO are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam.

SEARCA was established in 1966 primarily to help SEAMEO member countries develop highly trained human resources in agriculture and related sciences and to undertake research and development activities aimed at accelerating agricultural and rural development in the region.  SEARCA is hosted by the Philippine Government on the campus of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).

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