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.

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.
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is pleased to share with you this monograph on Social Forestry in the ASEAN Region: Gaps and Strategic Interventions. It is one of the publications supported under the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry Strategic Response Fund (ASRF), a grants program implemented by SEARCA through the support of the ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC), with funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and…
Years of unprecedented population growth; changing climate; rapid urbanization; and increased demand for food, irrigation water, and agricultural lands have put great pressure on both land and water resources. In developing economies, agricultural lands are expanding rapidly as people convert forestlands, wetlands, and other natural habitat. Forestry, agriculture, and climate change are closely linked together and pose a gargantuan challenge to humanity and to ecosystems. Agricultural intensification contributes to deforestation, and climate change increases the uncertainty associated with the future…
Agro-climate information services are essential to farmers’ decision-making. The value chain of such services typically entails the production of seasonal and short-term weather forecasts by meteorological institutes, the integration of the forecasts into agro-advisories, and the dissemination of the agro-advisories through extension services.
The impacts of climate change on crop yields, as projected by a slew of impact assessments carried out since the 1980s, have brought the issue of future food insecurity to the fore. A meta-analysis of ~27 000 data points from studies published over the last four decades reveals that at country level, average impacts of climate change on crop yields up to the 2050s are generally small (but negative) for rice and wheat, and modest for maize, provided farmers adopt…
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