Welcome to SEARCA Knowledge Center on Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management in Southeast Asia (KC3)

Publications

This contains experience notes, adaptation notes, policy briefs, policy papers, technical reports, stories on good practices, and other publications related to climate change adaptation and mitigation in Southeast Asia not just from SEARCA, but also from KC3's partners and other agencies/institutions.

Climate change Refers to a change in the state of the climate that can be identified (…) by changes in the mean and/or the variability of its properties, and that persists for an extended period, typically decades or longer whether due to natural variability or as a result of human activity. or a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural…
By the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) | December 2009 It is now become clear that, for poor people, climate change adaptation approaches based on local knowledge and strategies are bound to be more successful than top-down initiatives. The articles in this issue on participatory learning and action focus on the recent approaches to adaptation to climate change utilizing the priorities, knowledge and capacities of local people. Community-based adaptation draws on participatory approaches and methods developed in both…
  The volume 'The Social and Behavioural Aspects of Climate Change: Linking Vulnerability, Adaptation and Mitigation' was based on the research programme "Vulnerability, Adaptation and Mitigation" (VAM) which ran from 2004 to 2010 and funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). It presents a cluster of case studies of industries, communities and institutions which each show how vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation analyses can be integrated using social behavioural sciences...  Continue Reading here
Adaptation Options to Reduce the Vulnerability of Mekong Water Resources, Food Security and the Environment to Impacts of Development and Climate Change By Mohammed Mainuddin, Chu Thai Hoanh, Kittipong Jirayoot, Ashley S. Halls, Mac Kirby, Guillaume Lacombe, and Vithet Srinetr | CSIRO, October 2010 The waters of the Mekong River and its tributaries, flowing through one of the world’s largest river basins, are used mainly for hydropower and irrigation but they also the life-giving waters of the amazing basin ecosystem that…
SEARCA Policy Brief 2009-7 The global food crisis, manifested by soaring rice prices and long queues of would-be buyers, has generated various forms of social unrest all over the world. In the wake of these tumultuous developments, a renewed interest in agriculture has surfaced. As the world “rushes to rice”, the focus tends to be geared toward producing more rice in irrigated, favorable, large, and accessible farms. However, one should not forget how the unfavorable areas would cope. These include…
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