South East Asia Regional Initiatives for Community Empowerment (SEARICE)

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The South East Asia Regional Initiatives for Community Empowerment (SEARICE) was registered formally as a non-stock, non-profit organization with the Securities and Exchange Commission of the Republic of the Philippines in December 1981, and was re-registered in 1996. SEARICE's Vision is to work for the creation of a just democratic civil society which upholds peoples initiatives towards the creative and sustainable utilization of the earth's resources. SEARICE's Mission is to assist in the development of civil society and contribute to the search for a new development paradigm."[1]

"The expansion to Africa of SEARICE's Participatory Plant Breeding (PPB) Mainstreaming Project and a program emphasis on Seeds and Climate Change and Irrigation were among the major decisions arrived at during SEARICE's Board of Trustees Meeting held last February 18-19, 2009 in Kichu Resort, Wandue, Bhutan.

"Four Board members attended the meeting, namely, Mr. Danthong Breen and Mr. Chanetwallop Nicolas Khumthong from Thailand; and Mr. Rene Salazar and Mr. Antonio La Viña from the Philippines. Also present were members of SEARICE staff, including Ms. Wilhelmina Pelegrina (Executive Director), Ms. Normita Ignacio (CBDC BUCAP Regional Coordinator), Ms. Merigine Otara (Technical Officer cum Deputy Coordinator of Bohol Project), Ms. Corazon de Jesus, Jr. (Policy Unit Co-coordinator), and Ms. Alice F. Labado, OIC, Administrative and Finance Unit." [2]


  • South East Asia Regional Initiatives for Community Empowerment (SEARICE)
  • Unit 331 Eagle Court Condominuim
  • 26 Matalino St., Diliman
  • Quezon City
  • Ph: 2-433 7182 / 433 2067
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  1. Members, People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty, Accessed May 11, 2011.
  2. History, SEARICE, accessed November 31, 2010.