Component 3: Livelihood Adaptation to Climate Change

Climate, Energy and Tenure Division (NRC) of FAO and local partners in the countries are responsible for Component 3.

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.

Component 3 is currently implemented only in the Philippines.

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.

 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 

Component 3 activities in the Philippines

last updated:  Monday, September 16, 2013