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Aquaculture prof bags SEARCA grant

The SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair Grant is intended “to give due recognition to outstanding Southeast Asian Experts in the Academe who have championed inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia. The study areas include, but are not limited to, social sciences, marine and fishery sciences, environmental sciences, economics, and rural development-oriented fields.”

 Dr. Augusto E. Serrano, Professor of Aquaculture at the Institute of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UP Visayas has been selected as a SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair grantee for Academic Year 2015-2016. The grant comes with a US$ 5,000.00 cash award. 

As a Professorial Chair grantee, Serrano will have to deliver one public lecture on the subject of his research study entitled, “The Use of Algae in the Feed Formulation of for Aquaculture Species,” and teach at least one graduate course in his area of specialization during the year that the grant was granted. 

SEARCA (Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture) has been in the forefront of efforts to develop agriculture and development practitioners/experts within and outside Southeast Asia. A strong cadre of agriculture professionals will help the Center in its mandate to bring about agricultural and rural development in this region of the world. (Source: http://searca.org/scholarship/other-grants/regional-searca-professorial-chair-grants)

By: Lyncen M. Fernandez

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