Component 3: Livelihood Adaptation to Climate Change (Philippines)

Component 3 involves a community-based approach to identify, test and evaluate adaptation options that increase the ability for vulnerable groups to deal with the impact of climate change on food security.

These adaptation options are now being tested and evaluated in the Camarines Sur (Bicol Region) and Surigao del Norte (Caraga Region) provinces of the Philippines.

The results of the bottom-up assessments in this component will also be analyzed in conjucntion with that of Component 1 (top-down assessment) to come up with an additional set of livelihood adaptation options for further testing.

  • Identification, validation, field-testing, and evaluation of good adaptation practices at local context through participatory processes and capacity development under the framework of Farmer Field Schools
  • Field-testing sites are Camarines Sur and Surigao del Norte with drought, flooding and saline intrusion issues

Local partners: Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit No.5 (DA RFU 5, Bicol), Regional Field Unit 13 (DA RFU 13, Caraga), Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) Agusan, and Department of Agriculture Agricultural Training Institute (DA ATI)

Selected barangays for implementation of Component 3 in Camarines Sur Province (Bicol Region)  Selected barangays for implementation of Component 3 in Surigao del Norte Province (Caraga Region) 

Examples of good practices for climate change adaptation in agriculture

  • Early warning systems
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Rice-fish culture
  • Rice-duck farming
  • Elevated grain storage house
  • Use of early maturing varieties
  • Backyard tilapia raising
  • Stress-tolerant varieties
  • Multi-traits Green Super Rice
  • Ratooning
  • Floating garden
  • Drip Irrigation
  • Diversified farming
  • Modified seedling raising
  • Hermetic seed storage

Current hazards being used as a backdrop for climate change adaptation testing

  • Drought
  • Flooding
  • Saline intrusion
last updated:  Monday, September 16, 2013