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SEARCA's Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (CChAM) Framework for 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.

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…
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…
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…
The overall goal of the project is to enhance ASEAN's ability to coordinate efforts for REDD-plus at the regional and international levels to address the issue of climate change and its impact in ASEAN Member States. Moreover, the specific objectives are to: (1) promote the utilization of the ASEAN strategy and common positions on REDD-plus in the international arena; and (2) develop and promote the application of guidelines for measuring and reporting emissions and removals, forest carbon stocks and area changes and establishing Reference Emission Levels as key entry requirements for REDD-plus programs in ASEAN Member States. Fundamentally, the project…
The Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape (UMRBPL) covers an area of 26,125.64 hectares bordered in the West by the Lungsod Silangan Townsite Reservation and Pamitinan Protected Landscape; in the Southwest by the Integrated Social Forestry Program; on the South by Alienable and Disposable Lands; in the East by Kaliwa Forest Reserve; and in the North by the Angat Watershed Reservation. The watershed is a mountainous terrain with Marikina River as the main waterway influencing the Rizal province and flowing in the southwest direction towards Laguna Lake. The project aims to demonstrate the eco-town framework in the UMRBPL and strengthen…
SEARCA is WorldFish Center's partner along with the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) in a USAID-funded project titled, From Ridge to Reef: An Ecosystem Based Approach to Biodiversity Conservation and Development in the Philippines. The project aimed to address key issues affecting biodiversity conservation around the Mt. Malindang area in Mindanao, Philippines. Mt. Malindang and its environs were identified as extremely high priority conservation area under the National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan (NBSAP) by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. The watersheds connected to the coastal systems via Langaran and Layawan Rivers within Mt.Malindangserved as ideal settings for the project.…
EU-FPAVAS is funded by the European Union under its Food Facility – Facility for Rapid Response to Soaring Food Prices in Developing Countries. SEARCA implements this project together with the French Agricultural Research Center for International Development (CIRAD) and the six provincial governments of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Occidental Mindoro and Oriental Mindoro, in association with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP). The EU-FPAVAS project has a duration of 22 months from January 2010 to October 2011. In general, the project aims to enhance food security and reduce poverty…
Climate change is a global challenge and a serious threat that requires urgent responses from all sectors. Its potential and threatening effects on both humans and the environment make it an even more important concern. While such silent climate event has yet to create national consciousness and sensitivity, its effects are now being felt particularly in the agriculture sector. Global warming or rise in temperature, believed to cause greater frequency of occurrences of the El Niño or La Niña phenomena, has greatly affected crop, livestock, and fishery production. Urgent responses, therefore, should be undertaken in order to effectively address the…