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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.

Environmental stress represents the most limiting factor to food productivity. Not only do they impact the crops being cultivated, but they also hinder other agricultural crops from being introduced for production to areas that are not currently being used for agriculture.  One major problem in global agriculture is the significant fluctuations in annual crop yields due to the unpredictable and varying environmental stresses (e.g., drought, flooding, salinity, and high temperature). Accordingly, environmental stresses are often characterized by the simultaneous occurrence of…
This paper intends to provide comprehensive ideas and information about conservation agriculture as a biological engineering approach to sustainable food production in support of rural development in Southeast Asia. The basic principles of conservation agriculture, its advantages and benefits, its evolution, state of adoption in the world and in Southeast Asia, some recent advances in terms of experimental research in Southeast Asia, issues, constraints and challenges to its adoption, prospects for adoption in the region, and some policy implications are…
School gardening has been increasingly popular in the past decade both in developed and developing countries. However, most school gardening projects focus on educational goals and aim to increase school children's knowledge of food systems and their acceptance of vegetable consumption. The School-Plus-Home Gardens Project (S+HGP), a collaboration among the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), and the Department of Education (DepEd) of the Philippines, district…
In the Philippines, almost a third of 5-to 10-year-old children are underweight and stunted, and poor nutrition has led to poor academic performance and early school dropouts. Also, a major concern for the future of food security in the Southeast Asian region is the youth's declining interest in agriculture. To address these two problems, Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), in collaboration with the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) and the Department…
WFP uses satellites and climate modeling to boost resilience to climate change in Vietnam Hanoi – A report launched by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Vietnam found that rural livelihoods in Vietnam are highly sensitive to climate change, especially in the northern mountainous regions and the central highlands. The report also found that resilience must be boosted to safeguard food security and nutrition progress made in recent years. WFP launched the Consolidated Livelihood Exercise for…
The 6th Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum took place from 17 to 19 October 2018, at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Headquarters in Manila, Philippines. This is the sixth flagship biennial event of the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN), which constitutes the primary regional platform for adaptation practitioners to share adaptation knowledge and collaborate to address the challenges and opportunities of climate change. Co-hosted by the Government of Palau, the Philippine Climate Change Commission, and ADB, together with the APAN…
As part of its continuing efforts to contribute to an enabling policy platform and technical capacity to support the implementation of replicable and successful adaptation measures in the region, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and The Oscar M. Lopez Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Foundation Inc. (The OML Center) have once again combined their expertise to jointly publish this book on Policy Enabling Environment for Climate Change Adaptation:…
This volume provides relevant information on the Philippine climate change policy response strategy in agriculture, with focus on local implementation of climate change policies. Specifically, it describes the local institutional setting for climate change policy implementation in agriculture, the dynamics by which climate change policies in agriculture are translated into meaningful actions and desired changes, and the bottlenecks to effective climate change policy implementation in agriculture at the local level. This volume highlights the exploratory case study on climate change…
This publication features relevant information on climate change mitigation policies, particularly those pertinent to the Philippine agriculture sector. This would also be an important entry point for further policy research or deeper investigation of the translation of national climate change policies into ordinances and enabling mechanisms at the local level.
From the films of Laos to the shrimp farms of Thailand, the 2018 Fall Southeast Asia Program (SEAP) Bulletin is lush with stories that cross national borders and disciplines. Read about the making of an interdisciplinary service-learning course on climate change in Vietnam, Indonesian music and environmental movements, and the legacy of monarchy in Asia. Also: SEAP Outreach co-sponsors a Cornell student-led project serving a refugee resettlement organization in Utica, New York, and organizes a cross-institutional conference on the value of education "going…
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