GOOD PRACTICES FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION FOR RAINFED AND UPLAND AGRO-ECOLOGICAL ZONES, PHILIPPINES
The vulnerability of Bicol Region to meteorological hazards such as typhoons, floods, drought, high magnitude rainfall and related hazards such landslides is underscored. The recurrent impacts of these events have wreaked havoc on environment, economy and society throughout the region.
The agriculture sector, particularly the rain fed and upland agro-ecological zones which is largely dependent on climatic conditions, is one of the most affected, putting food security at risk. The many resource-poor farmers in the Bicol Region are made even more vulnerable this time to the dangerous impacts of climate change to their livelihood. This necessitates putting in place adaptation strategies to reduce their vulnerability and enhance their adaptive capacities.