Strengthening Capacities for Climate Risk Management and Disaster Preparedness in Selected Provinces of the Philippines (Bicol Region)
Leading Organization:Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Implementing Agency and Partnering Organizations:FAO
In view of current and future hydrometeorological hazards and climate risks that affect both the agriculture and fishery sectors of the region, the Government of the Philippines and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations embarked on a joint technical cooperation project to Enhance Capacities for Climate Risk Management and Disaster Preparedness in Agriculture.
The assistance aims to enhance the capacities within the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Philippine Atmospheric Geographical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and of local institutions to better manage climate related risks and to improve the livelihood resilience and food security of farmers and fisher folks.
The project area is in Bicol Region in the Southeast of Luzon on the eastern and middle part of the Philippines between 122°30' and 124°30' east longitude and between 13°30' and 12°30' north latitude.
The following municipalities were selected as project pilot sites:
Buhi in the province of Camarines Sur
Guinobatan in the province of Albay and
Gubat in the province Sorsogon.
Within the three selected pilot municipalities the project involves nine barangays:
Igbac, San Buenaventura, San Ramon (Buhi)
Masarawag, Mauraro, Minto (Guinobatan)
Ariman, Bagacay, Rizal (Gubat)
Enhancing technical capacity within DoA for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in Agriculture
Strengthening basic support services for Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in Agriculture sector in two selected pilot districts
Demonstration of prioritized location specific technologies for Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) within the agriculture sector through a participatory learning by doing process at district and community levels.
Economic impact analysis of adaptation interventions, lessons learned and policy implications
Stephan Baas (NRC), Claudia Hiepe (NRC)