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.

What are the economic consequences of drought and salinization? What can farmers do to effectively respond to salinization and ensure farm production is maximized? Overall, salinization, as exacerbated by several climate change-related hazards, has been significantly affecting rice production in the Mekong River Delta, a major rice production region in Vietnam. But there is a solution—massive promotion of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in cultivating rice in coastal saline environment among farmers up to a level that it has achieved significant…
This paper provides an introduction to some critical issues pertaining to agrobiodiversity mainstreaming, conservation, and sustainable use in Southeast Asia. An earlier draft initially served as a background paper for a regional agrobiodiversity workshop organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the ASEAN Center for Biodiversity (ACB), hosted by Maejo University (MJU) in Chiang Mai, Thailand on 12–14 September 2017.
A total of 130 participants from partner organizations, school administrators, and teachers from the Department of Education (DepEd), Philippines and ministries of education across Southeast Asia (SEA), and Local Government Units (LGU) joined in the International Conference on School Gardens held on 16–17 April 2018 at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna. With the theme “Leveraging the Multi-functionality of School Gardens,” the international conference was organized by SEARCA…
This small book contains big lessons on sustainable resource management that Dr. Percy E. Sajise, a Filipino ecologist and environmentalist, has distilled from his more than four decades of professional work primarily in Asia and the Pacific. The book underscores the importance of the interdisciplinary approach and networking to effective environmental management, enhanced sustainable development, and biodiversity conservation. The notion of the primacy of people’s well-being in development work runs throughout the book. Students and practitioners of environmental science, ecology,…
All over Southeast Asia, rural communities are in transition to a sustainable status. This book explores how an environmentally fragile upland community in the rural Philippines coped with and responded to economic and environmental tensions brought about by a globalized economy and decentralization. This, in turn, gave rise to local power especially in the management of natural resources Time-series farm and household-level data of the study community characterized upland development in the Philippines during the turn of the 21st century.…
This Compendium of Climate-Resilient Agriculture Technologies and Approaches in the Philippines has been produced in response to the need to provide science-based and actionable knowledge on climate-resilient agricultural technologies and practices in different agroecological systems in the Philippines. The compendium aims to better guide policymakers, farmer organizations, researchers, extension workers, and the agribusiness sector, as well as climate-smart agriculture practitioners. It does not only present a menu of solutions but more importantly, it proposes that the business-as-usual attitude is no…
This book Gender Dimension of Climate Change Research in Agriculture in Southeast Asia: Case Studies in Southeast Asia features case studies on climate change, gender roles, and adaptation strategies in the region. Many studies have been done on gender analysis but not much has been done in the context of climate change and agriculture. This publication aims to find the links between socioeconomic and gender issues in the context of a changing climate. 
The number of people between the ages of 15 and 24 has reached 1.8 billion. According to the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, if current practices do not change, these young people will be living in a climate that will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius between 2030 and 2052 (IPCC, 2018). It is crucial that the voices of young people are heard, and that their…
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) have been working together since 2014 to support countries in developing Nationally Determined Contributions - or NDCs - beginning with the launch of a regional NDC dialogue series that just completed its 22nd event having engaged over 2,200 participants from over 150 developing countries. This report, leveraging those relationships and history, is the most detailed review yet of momentum since the Paris Agreement and is designed to both inspire and…
The brief elaborates the 8 steps in setting up a Climate-Smart Village (CSV). The eight steps are: determining the purpose and scope of CSV; identifying the climate risk in the target area/s; locating the CSV in a small landscape; consulting the stakeholders; evaluating the CSA options; developing portfolio; scaling-up; and monitoring and evaluating uptake and outcome.
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