Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (CChAM) Framework Learning Events

Learning Events

SEARCA’s Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (CChAM) Framework for Agriculture and Natural Resource Management in Southeast Asia aims to contribute to an enabled environment for rural poverty reduction and food security via built capacities and institutions that ensure climate change resiliency in agricultural production and sustainable natural resource management in Southeast Asia.

ADSS | Climate Change Vulnerability Mapping of SelectedMunicipalities in Laguna, Philippines
By Engr. Vicente G. Ballaran, Jr.

LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The Province of Laguna in the Philippines, though it has a relatively low exposure to climate change threats, continues to become highly vulnerable because of its low capacity to adapt to typhoons and floods, a recent study shows.

This study, conducted by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), under the auspices of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada, started in May 2011 and will be completed in December 2013. It is part of a multi-country project titled “Building Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change in Southeast Asia” which aims to capacitate three Southeast Asian countries—Cambodia, Philippines, and Vietnam—in research, planning, and action with regard to climate change adaptation. 

Read more: SEARCA’s ADSS tackles Laguna’s vulnerability to climate change


Webinar | Vulnerability and Risk Frameworks: Looking Into VIA Assessment Frameworks, Tools and Indices
By Dr. Rosa T. Perez Senior

Webinar | Vulnerability Assessment in the Philippines: Operationalization of the Concept and Selected Examples
Dr. Charlotte Kendra Gotangco

This webinar was organized by the National Climate Change Commission (NCCC), sponsored by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and webcasted at DENR Climate Change Office and SEARCA.

Watch the presentation here


ADSS | Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management as Applied to Agriculture
By Ms. Jessica Dator-Bercilla

This presentation on "Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management as Appied to Agriculture" is part of SEARCA's Agriculture and Development Seminar Series (ADSS) held on 22 January 2013 at Drilon Hall, SEARCA. 

Watch her presentation here.


ADSS Special Graduate Seminar | Willingness to Pay for a Planned Adaptation Program to Climate Change of Farmers in Dumangas, Iloilo, Philippines: Evidence from a contingent valuation survey
By Gay D. Defiesta

Educational attainment, farm area, farm income , farm experience, knowledge about climate change, and access to credit influence Dumangas farmers' willingness to pay for a planned adaptation program to climate change. SEARCA PhD scholar and Assistant Professor Gay D. Defiesta of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines-Visayas shared these, as part of her dissertation during SEARCA’s Special Graduate Seminar Series held on 24 April 2012.

Due to its geographical location and level of economic development, the Philippines faces the challenges of climate change, thus, making adaptation programs necessary. The country’s agriculture sector, particularly its poor farmers, will suffer most from climate change unless measures to mitigate its effects are done. Coastal towns like Dumangas in Iloilo are more vulnerable to these effects. Given this scenario, Defiesta investigated if farmers are willing to pay to reduce their vulnerability, and if so, how much do they value a planned adaptation program to climate change that will specifically address their needs.

Read more: Dumangas farmers willing to pay for planned adaptation program to climate change


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