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Learning Alliance

Working Groups Learning Alliance

The Grow Asia Learning Alliance (GALA) was established to promote a more systematic approach to encourage industry-research partnerships.


Piloted in the Philippines, the goal of GALA is to develop action based on research about agriculture and sustainable development, and create market-driven solutions that contribute toward lifting smallholder livelihoods at scale.


  • GALA conducted a series of trainings focused on providing researchers with tools and insights to navigate partnerships with the private sector. Researchers from the University of the Philippines Los Baños, National Crop Protection Center, International Rice Research Institute, and Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Fisheries learned the basics of commercializing research products through partnerships with industry stakeholders during one of the major activities in partnership with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).

Members and Partners

  • Ateneo De Cagayan (ADCU)

  • Australian Center for International Agricultural Research

  • Bureau of Animal Industry - ASF Task Force

  • Bureau of Animal Industry - Avian Flu Task Force

  • Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI)

  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

  • De La Salle University

  • Department of Science and Technology - PCAARRD

  • EMIT:C4C Program

  • Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia (ISEA)

  • National Crop Protection Center

  • Philippine Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Areas (PhilDHRRA)

  • Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement (PRRM)

  • Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)

  • University of Asia and the Pacific

  • University of Philippines, Los Baños (UPLB)

  • University of the Philippines – Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS)

  • Visayas State University (VSU)

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