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The Upper Ma River basin located in Son La and Dien Bien provinces in the northwestern region of Vietnam has a total area of 6,688 km2. It is a typical river basin in Vietnam, a transboundary with variable flow regime and topography, and has high population pressure in its mountainous region. It is also considered as one of the most disaster-prone regions, suffering from typhoons, tropical storms, drought, landslides, soil erosion, and forest fires. In the study area, land use…
This book is our gift to the committed educators who are the message bearers, to the valuable students who are the future leaders and owners of the land, and to the most privileged Mindoreños who are the current beneficiaries and guardians so that they can be our true partners in the conservation of their most valuable God-given gift: Mindoro’s rich natural treasures.
This book, Methodologies Supportive of Sustainable Development in Agriculture and Natural Resources Management: Selected Cases in Southeast Asia, presents customized methodologies tested by Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) alumni as well as thesis and dissertation grantees in their independent research works. It highlights and celebrates some commendable research and development (R&D) breakthroughs of SEARCA. Thereby, the book is a good reference volume for undergraduate and graduate students and essential for Southeast Asian university researchers…
Polillo Islands in Quezon Province is one of the key biodiversity areas (KBA) identified as priority sites for conservation in the Philippines. It is home to globally important species including the Gray’s monitor lizard (Varanus olivaceus), the Philippine cockatoo (Cacatua haematuropygia), the Philippine warty pig (Sus philippensis), and the Philippine rusa (Hampson et al. 2000).
Vietnam, an agriculture-based country, presents a typical example of food production—climate change paradox. Agriculture is a major contributor to the national and household economies, accounting for approximately 20.0 percent of Vietnam’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), 11.9 percent of total export value, and generating about 67.7 percent employment in 2015. Agricultural growth is, thus, seen as a means to ensure national food security and a tool to generate income. However, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment or MONRE (2015) notes…
For over a decade, the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC) has supported ASEAN’s pursuit of food security through sustainable, efficient, and effective use of land, forest, water, and aquatic resources and by minimizing the risks and impacts of climate change. The central element of the ASFCC program, which concluded in February 2020, was its support for the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry (AWG-SF) and its strategic priorities and plans of action. The ASFCC Strategic Reserve Fund (ASRF) was then designed…
Climate change is a human concern, impacting not only the physical environment but also the livelihood of the people. Warnings on the probable severe negative effects of climate change on humans have been published globally and Vietnam is one of five countries that will be affected most severely by climate change and sea level rise. Therefore, climate change needs to be considered in the strategies and plans for long-term and shortterm development goals of each locality in Vietnam including Thua Thien Hue province. As a coastal…
Some of the specific pathways through which damage and loss from exposure to extreme hazards such as tropical storms, floods, droughts due to climate variability and change occur in the agricultural sector. Despite this, there is still limited action related to disaster risk reduction and management by various actors, which underpins the vulnerability that exists in the sector. The lack of technical capacity, poor government coordination, and inadequate financing, for instance, suggest the type of local government policies in place.…
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in partnership with the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS), organized a workshop titled Establishing Climate-Smart Villages (CSVs) in the ASEAN Region to Improve Food Security and Resiliency in Local Communities on 9-13 July 2019 to demonstrate the principles and processes behind the application of climate-smart agriculture in communities vulnerable to the worsening impacts…
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