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Next to rice, corn is the most important crop in the Philippines. About 14 million Filipinos prefer white corn as their main staple, while yellow corn accounts for about 50 percent of livestock mixed feeds. According to the Department of Agriculture, some 600,000 farm households depend on corn as a major source of livelihood. Corn is also processed into high value products, such as cornstarch, corn syrup, corn oil, gluten, and snack foods.

Read more: Improving corn insurance program to enhance resilience to climate change: Evidence from corn...

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BANGKOK, Thailand - The ASEAN Technical Working Group on Agriculture and Research Development (ATWGARD) once again took up the Promotion of Climate Resilience in Rice and Other Crops in its 2ndSpecial Workshop, which was held on 17 June 2014 at Rama Gardens Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand.

Read more: GIZ and SEARCA Report on Climate Resilience in Rice and Other Crops to the 2nd Special ATWGARD...

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The Climate Change Commission (CCC) and SEARCA-led Technical Assistance (TA) Team conducted an orientation with the nine partner local government units (LGUs) on the Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Critical Watershed project funded by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) through the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Read more: CCC and SEARCA-led TA Team orient LGU partners on JFPR-ADB funded Green Growth Project

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MANILA, Philippines – The Technical Assistance (TA) on Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Critical Watersheds kicked off with a meeting between the team of consultants, representatives from the Climate Change Commission (CCC), Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the Embassy of Japan.

Read more: TA on Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Critical Watersheds Kicks Off

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BOGOR, Indonesia – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), and the Centre for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management in Southeast Asia Pasific (CCROM SEAP) convened the Indonesia’s 1st National Consultative Meeting on 3 April 2014 at the IPB International Convention Center (IPBICC) in Bogor, Indonesia for the ASEAN Network on Promoting Climate Resilience of Rice and Other Crops under the ASEAN-German Programme on Response to Climate Change (GAP-CC).

Read more: GIZ-ASEAN Climate Change Project holds Indonesia 1st National Consultative Meeting

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The UP Open University (UPOU) in partnership with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is now accepting applications to participate in the Fifth Online Course on Responding to Climate Risks in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management to be held on 19 July to 11 October 2014.

Read more: SEARCA and UPOU to offer Fifth Online Course on Responding to Climate Risks in Agriculture and...

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MANILA, Philippines – SEARCA, in collaboration with the CTI Engineering International Co., Ltd., Woodfields Consultants, Inc., and ERGONS Project Marketing Consultants was chosen by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to support the implementation of the new Technical Assistance (TA) on Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Critical Watersheds Project. The TA is funded by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) through ADB. The Climate Change Commission (CCC) serves as the Implementing Agency on the part of the Government of the Philippines.

Read more: Japan funds new CCC and ADB Project on Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Critical...

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MANILA, Philippines – The Project Steering Committee of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-funded technical assistance (TA) project, TA-8111 PHI: Climate Resilience and Green Growth in the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape (UMRBPL): Demonstrating the Eco-town Framework, have accepted the Baseline Information and Vulnerability Assessment (VA) Reports on 14 April. 2014. The reports included the five sectoral vulnerability assessments on health, agriculture, water, forestry and roads and bridges.

Read more: Baseline Information and Vulnerability Assessment Reports of the ADB-CCC EcoTown Project...

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LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – GIZ, SEARCA and DA-BAR conducted the Second Philippine National Consultative Meeting for the ASEAN Network on Promoting Climate Resilience of Rice and Other Crops on 14 April 2014 at the Sam Arng Srinilta Room at the SEARCA Headquarters. The meeting aimed to present the initial findings and outputs of the case study on climate change related threats and impacts, as well as best practices on climate change adaptation, focusing on rice and maize in the Philippines.

Read more: GIZ, SEARCA and DA-BAR conduct 2nd National Consultative Meeting for the ASEAN Network on...

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LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) held a focus group discussion on the initial findings of the project titled, Impact of Climate Change on the Philippine Rice Sector: Supply/Demand Projections and Policy on 24 March 2014 at the Sam Arng Srinilta Room, SEARCA.

Read more: SEARCA conducts FGD on impacts of climate change on the Philippine rice sector

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