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Local Working Groups One key strategy used at project implementation was the formation and mobilization of working groups.The LWG members represented a range of stakeholders who get directly involved in the project, eventually becoming contributors rather than simply as bystanders. Regular meetings and listening sessions...
Local Working Groups One key strategy used at project implementation was the formation and mobilization of working groups.The LWG members represented a range of stakeholders who get directly involved in the project, eventually becoming contributors rather than simply as bystanders. Regular meetings and listening sessions...
Field Demonstrations of Adaptation Options This three-year project in the Cordillera region, focused on Benguet and Ifugao provinces, was designed to enhance capacities of local stakeholders through demonstration projects on good practices to improve local coping mechanisms to climate change impacts. These also included exploration of alternative...
Capacity Building of Stakeholders Capacity development goes much beyond one-off training activities introduced by outsiders. It takes a longer-term perspective and seeks to capitalize on exsisting capacities. In the context of climate change adaptation in agriculture, capacity development describes the process throuch which individuals,...
Local Working Groups One key strategy used at project implementation is the formation and mobilization of working groups.The LWG members represent a range of stakeholders who get directly involved in the project, eventually becoming contributors rather than simply as bystanders. Regular meetings and listening sessions...
Local Working Groups One key strategy used at project implementation is the formation and mobilization of working groups.The LWG members represent a range of stakeholders who get directly involved in the project, eventually becoming contributors rather than simply as bystanders. Regular meetings and listening sessions...

“The project aims to improve the coping mechanisms and adaptation strategies to climate change in the Cordilleras through pilot-tested schemes that can be scaled up to the national level. With the participation of various stakeholders at all levels, appropriate indigenous and/or new location-specific adaptation measures have been identified. These measures were selected based on criteria developed collectively and cover agriculture, water/watershed management and biodiversity conservation.”



Benguet
benguetBenguet is a plateau, elevated and characterized by steep slopes, deep ravines and waterways draining into the China Sea. Its slopes are estimated at 25 - 85% steep. Its rugged topography, geologic composition and extreme rainfall make the area susceptible to soil erosion, making agricultural production a problem. Changes in climatic conditions can only worsen this situation. The restoration or maintenance of the desired productive capacity of the farmland should be underscored.

Ifugao
ifugaoIfugao, home of the Rice Terraces, lies at the foot of the Cordillera Mountain Ranges. It is characterized by complex geological features -- notably surrounded by mountains and low-lying hills with some very small alluvial land found along the Magat River, and rolling hills in the municipality of Afonso Lista. Terrain is usually rough and rugged with V-shaped gullies, creeks, streams and U-shaped rivers. Changes in climatic conditions further aggravate problems in the agricultural production of the area.