Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for Southeast Asia (CChAMSEA) Framework News


HANOI, Vietnam – Fourteen officials and staff members of the Philippines Department of Agriculture (DA) plus one local government official drew insights from climate change initiatives in northern Vietnam in a study mission they undertook there on 30 November to 4 December 2015.

Read more: Philippine aggie officials, staff learn adaptation initiatives in Vietnam


Victoria farmer participants of the Climate Change Adaptation Seminar together with the staff of the Municipal Agriculture Office headed by Mr. Elmer Cobarrubias, the ISARD Team: Mr. Henry M. Custodio and Ms. Angelic M. Reglos, with Engr. Marisa J. Sobremisana

VICTORIA, ORIENTAL MINDORO, Philippines – In line with the Piloting and Up-scaling Effective Models of Inclusive and Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (ISARD) Project, SEARCA conducted a training-workshop on climate change adaptation and mitigation titled, What to Expect in and How to Cope with the El Niňo Phenomenon in said municipality on 9 December 2015. The event was spearheaded by the Research and Development Department. The training workshop targeted the upland and lowland farmers of Victoria, and leaders of different farmer organizations, associations and cooperatives, who are potential beneficiaries of the Piloting project, were present.

Read more: SEARCA conducts Seminar on El Niňo Adaptation in Victoria, Oriental Mindoro under the ISARD...


THAI NGUYEN CITY, Vietnam - The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) recently hosted the international conference on Livelihood Development and Sustainable Environmental Management (LDEM) with an agenda pegged on climate change.

Read more: SEARCA confab in Vietnam tackles climate change adaptation strategies


Dr. Esteban Godilano, SEARCA and ERGONS GIS Specialist, and Mr. Alexis Lapis, CCC Ecotown Program Coordinator share the outputs of the ADB Technical Assistance on Climate Resilience and Green Growth in the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape: Demonstrating the Ecotown Framework.

CALAMBA CITY, Philippines – SEARCA and the Climate Change Commission (CCC) facilitated the Local Climate Change Action Planning Workshop of the Municipality of Rodriguez in the province of Rizal on 22-23 October 2015 held in Monte Vista, Pansol, Calamba City. The planning workshop aimed at preparing the Municipal Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) in accordance with the Memorandum Circular of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for all provinces/cities/municipalities to formulate and implement the LCCAP.

Read more: SEARCA and CCC share outputs of ADB Technical Assistance in Upper Marikina for crafting LCCAP of...



LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – To enhance the capacity and understanding of the key people in the agricultural sector on systematically integrating climate change adaptation into agricultural policies, plans, and programs in the Philippines, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) opened its third training-workshop for team members of the Adaptation and Mitigation Initiatives in Agriculture (AMIA) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) on 3 November 2015 at its headquarters in College. Los Baños, Laguna.

Read more: SEARCA trains 3rd batch of DA climate adaptation and mitigation focal persons


Participants are highly engaged in applying the systematic adaptation assessment methodology on a fictitious hypothetical case.

LOS BAÑOS, Philippines — Representatives from various offices under the Department of Agriculture (DA) tried their hands at applying systematic climate change adaptation assessment to actual development projects during the training-workshop on “Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Policies, Plans and Investments” conducted by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) at its headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna.

Read more: DA-AMIA Teams, Focal Persons Simulate Systematic Adaptation Assessment in CCA Mainstreaming...



LOS BAÑOS, Philippines – Amidst the battery of typhoons, as well as the occurrence of El Niño and La Niña, the conduct of a two-day course on Geographic Information System (GIS) to understand the effects of climate change in agriculture is timely. The short course is organized and conducted by SEARCA from 19-20 October 2015.

Read more: Short course on geographic information system for climate change underway



DILI, Timor Leste – Less than a year after SEARCA Alumni Association of Timor was formed, the group is now hosting the 2nd Regional SEARCA Fellows Association Conference on Food Security, Poverty Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation on 8-9 October 2015 at Hotel Timor, Dili.

Read more: SEARCA alumni spearheads confab on food security and climate change




Several demonstration projects now being implemented by local government units (LGUs) in the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape (UMRBPL) and the Ecotown Climate Resilience and Green Growth Road Map in the UMRBPL are two of the critical outputs of a technical assistance granted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in response to the need to demonstrate the concept of ecotowns in sync with the National Climate Change Action Plan (2011-2028).

Read more: ADB-funded climate resilience project wraps up


Dr. Bessie M. Burgos, SEARCA Program Head for Research and Development, presented SEARCA’s Umbrella Programs on Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for Southeast Asia.

MAKATI CITY, Philippines – The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) presented two umbrella programs for attaining inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia during APEC’s Symposium/Workshop on Planning a Collaborative Research, Development and Extension (RDE) Program on Climate Change on 16-17 September 2015 at the Manila Peninsula, Makati City. The symposium is hosted by the DA System Wide Climate Change Office (DAWSCCO) and DA-BAR with the support from DA’s Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture (AMIA Project 1) being implemented by SEARCA and UPLBFI.

Read more: SEARCA presents to APEC the Umbrella Programs on Food and Nutrition Security and Climate Change...


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