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Other Publications

SEARCA and its partner's publications related to climate change come in the forms of books, monographs, and discussion papers.

WG1Climate change is one of the most serious threats faced by humanity—a multifaceted issue that will be universally felt. As such, it is critical that we better understand how current and future vulnerabilities and sensitivities will impact the different sectors of our society. A firmer grasp on these issues can serve as a guide for climate-smart and timely interventions that can build and further develop our resilience.

In 2017, the Oscar M. Lopez Center (OML) published the Philippine Climate Change Assessment Working Group 1: The Physical Science Basis. It covered global and local climate changes, the drivers of local climate change, as well as projections for future changes in climate.

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Source: OML

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This study analyzed the factors that influence the adoption of rice and corn insurance and the extent of GAP adoption as a resiliency measure to climate change. Specifically, the study investigated GAP technologies related to pest and disease resilience in rice and corn production, determined the extent of awareness of farmers about these technologies, and analyzed uptake patterns and the determinants of the degree of GAP adoption. The relationship between rice and corn insurance and GAP was also assessed. A probit regression was used to examine the determinants of rice and corn insurance adoption. For corn, a Poisson regression was used to analyze the factors that influence the extent of GAP adoption and its relationship with corn insurance. The analysis contributes to the accumulating literature on crop insurance in two ways. First, this paper estimated the determinants of rice and corn insurance in the Philippines. Second, the importance of rice and corn insurance and other socio-economic and behavioral factors on the extent of GAP adoption was examined.

Results of this study showed that the adoption of crop insurance in the country is still wanting. Targeting certain farmers with specific characteristics can enhance the adoption of crop insurance. In particular, crop insurance providers can target rice farmers who are male, members of farmers’ associations, and have access to capital and remittances because they are more likely to insure their crops. Similarly, farmers with relatively larger planting areas can be targeted since they have a higher probability of insuring their crops.

For corn, on the other hand, the most important finding was the positive and significant effects of credit and farmers’ organization on corn insurance adoption. The strong positive effects suggest that broadening the corn insurance market can be effectively undertaken by targeting borrowing farmers and those affiliated to farmers’ organizations. Priority can be given to farmers with access to roads but located farther away from the market.

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In the Philippines, about 70 percent of the population lives in rural areas and majority are small farmers whose livelihood depends on agriculture. The agriculture sector provides food for the Filipinos and contributes a major portion to export earnings; however, owing to the country’s geographic location, the sector faces various hazards that make agricultural insurance both urgent and indispensable.

The Philippines is situated in the Pacific Ring of Fire and along the typhoon belt of the Western North Pacific Basin, where more than 60 percent of tropical cyclones enter or originate. It experiences an average of 20 typhoons annually; about five of these typhoons, including related floods, severely damaged crops, livestock, and other properties. It also experiences droughts in varying degrees and with different effects. Aside from extreme weather events and adverse climatic conditions, the Philippines is exposed to other risks such as pest and disease infestations, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Policy Roundtable on Improving the Agricultural Insurance Program to Enhance Resilience to Climate Change in Southeast Asia, which was conducted by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in collaboration with the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC), and in cooperation with the Food Security Center of the University of Hohenheim.

The Policy Roundtable, which was held on 29–30 July 2015, aimed to (1) share knowledge and experiences on various facets of agricultural insurance; (2) identify key issues and challenges related to agricultural insurance; (3) explore  possible  partnerships between  and among governments, development organizations, and other stakeholders to actively collaborate on research, knowledge management, capacity building, and other activities; and (4) identify policy directions and recommendations for an enabling environment toward an improved agricultural insurance program.

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2017
ISBN: 978-971-560-187-0 (Soft cover)
978-971-560-188-7 (e-ISBN)
 

The Policy Roundtable was jointly organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the Philippine Rice Research Institute of the Department of Agriculture, and the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation, with the support of the University of Hohenheim's Food Security Center.

As part of SEARCA's policy roundtable series on various topics in agricultural and rural development, the 12th Policy Roundtable session was developed in order to achieve the following objectives:

  1. To share knowledge and experiences on various facets of agricultural insurance in Southeast Asia;
  2. To identify key issues and challenges in agricultural insurance to enhance resilience to climate change;
  3. To explore possible partnerships on research, knowledge management, capacity building, and other activities; and
  4. To identify policy directions and recommendations for an enabling environment toward an improved agricultural insurance program.
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