Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (CChAM) Framework Projects


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.

SEARCA aims to ensure inclusiveness and sustainability in agricultural production and rural development in Southeast Asia by building the capacities of its stakeholders toward a climate change-resilient environment. In particular, the Center conducted a number of climate change-related activities such as: 

Read more: SEARCA's Climate Change Activities



Funding Agency: Department of Agriculture-Bureau Agricultural Research (DA-BAR)
Project Duration: January 2012 to December 2012

  • Regional Integrated Agricultural Research Centers (RIARCs)
  • Regional Fisheries Research and Development Centers (RFRDCs)
  • State Universities and Colleges (SUCs)
  • Local Government Units (LGUs)


Republic Act 9729 (An Act Mainstreaming Climate Change Into Government Policy Formulations, Establishing The Framework Strategy And Program On Climate Change, Creating For This Purpose The Climate Change Commission, And For Other Purposes) recognizes “the vulnerability of the Philippine archipelago and its local communities, particularly the poor, women, and children, to potential dangerous consequences of climate change such as rising seas, changing landscapes, increasing frequency and/or severity of droughts, fires, floods and storms, climate-related illnesses and diseases, damage to ecosystems, biodiversity loss that affect the country’s environment, culture, and economy, the State shall cooperate with the global community in the resolution of climate change issues, including disaster risk reduction. The Act further stipulates that “it shall be the policy of the State to enjoin the participation of national and local governments, businesses, nongovernment organizations, local communities and the public to prevent and reduce the adverse impacts of climate change and, at the same time, maximize the benefits of climate change”

Read more: Capability Building on Responding to Climate Change Through Research and Development in...



This project targets the coastal communities in the Project’s focal sites namely, the Philippines, Indonesia, Tanzania, and the Solomon Islands), who rely on coastal habitats as an important source of livelihood and nutrition; managers of marine protected areas (MPAs) and fisheries; non-governmental organizations; and national and local governments. Specifically for the Philippines, the Project will target the coastal communities of Misamis Occidental (Sinacaban, Tudela, Oroquieta City, Jimenez, Aloran, and Panaon), with possible expansion to the coastal communities in Misamis Oriental. The Project’s main activities are divided into two phases: a) participatory research; and b) collaborative implementation of EAF strategies in focal sites. This project aims to use an EAF framework to improve small-scale fisheries (SSF) management in developing countries and enhance their contribution to poverty reduction. Specifically, this Project aims to a) assess existing institutional arrangements and understand how an EAF can overcome barriers to effective integrated SSF management; b) develop EAF strategies and actions for SSF management suitable for developing country contexts; and c) strengthen the capacity of local fishery stakeholders and government agencies to collaborate and work within an EAF. These are the same objectives that SEARCA sets out to achieve by providing assistance to the WorldFish Center in the various diagnosis and capacity building activities of the Project.

Read more: Implementing an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF) in Small-Scale Tropical Marine Fisheries



The Technical Assistance aims to strengthen the institutional capacity of the National, Provincial and Municipal governments of the Republic of Indonesia, in accordance with the 2004 Water Law with implementation directed through common strategic planning. The desired outcome of the project is an increased ability of the stakeholders to successfully and efficiently manage the Water Resources to cope with climate change impact in the CRB area. This TA is divided into two phases: Phase I is to prepare action plans in order to mainstream climate change concerns and issues into WRM in the CRB; and Phase II involves the implementation of climate change mitigation and adaptation pilots such as CDM and sustainable agriculture schemes.

Read more: Institutional Strengthening for Integrated Water Resources Management in the 6 CIS River Basin...


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