Strengthening capacities for climate risk management and disaster preparedness in Bicol Region, Philippines

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. 

Specific project objectives

  1. Enhancing institutional and technical capacities and knowledge among local authorities and communities to better manage climate-related risks in agriculture
  2. Making Good Practices Options available for enhanced disaster risk management and possible dissemination and replication elsewhere in the country
  3. Improved livelihoods and food security of small-scale farmers and fisher folk in disaster-prone areas. 

Period: 9/2009 - 12/2011 

last updated:  Friday, October 7, 2011