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Climate Change Adaptation in the Cordilleras



Project TitleEnhanced Climate Change Adaptation Capacity of Communities in Contiguous Fragile Ecosystems in the Cordilleras

This project was a component of Strengthening the Philippines' Institutional Capacity for Adaptation to Climate Change of the joint programme under the UN Millennium Development Goals-F thematic window on Environment and Climate Change (MDG-F 1656). This was jointly implemented by the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN). The project aimed at improving climate change coping mechanisms in the Cordilleras through pilot-tested schemes with national up-scaling potential.

It involved  field testing of indigenous and/or new potential location-specific and appropriate climate change adaptation measures in selected representative sites in Benguet and Ifugao. 
"To have improved climate change coping mechanisms in the Cordilleras"
The project envisioned that the field demonstration tests of adaptation options will generate needed data and information, which when consolidated and synthesized with available knowledge as well as lessons learned, will enable the development of a climate change adaptation strategy for the Cordillera region.  Good practices proven to be effective and efficient as coping mechanisms were also documented.  Synthesis of lessons learned and field experiences, and analysis of field data also explored possible alternative livelihoods that are climate-proof. 

Project objectives

1 Developing inter-sectoral, rights-based  and gender-friendly adaptation approaches, including “no regret” options, in contiguous mountain/forest-lowland agriculture ecosystems;

2 Testing innovative adaptation measures/technologies for agriculture, water/watershed management including biodiversity conservation

Get the MDG-F 1656 Outcome 3.1 Project Brochure