Resilience through Crop Diversification: Creating Policy Environment and Economic Incentives for Farmers to Adapt in Vietnam and the Philippines
GrIDS provided an input for the study under the International Potato Center (CIP), Resilience through Crop Diversification: Creating Policy Environment and Economic Incentives for Farmers to Adapt in Vietnam and the Philippines, through For. Milben A. Bragais. The proposed method that was used focus on assessing the risk of climate-related impacts that may negatively affect agricultural communities which is a component of the risk concept suggested by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Assessment Repot 5 (IPCC, 2014). It accounts for the fact that a large proportion of inter-related impacts are triggered by hazardous events. The hazard in this context is defined as the nature and degree to which a system is exposed to significant climatic variations and extreme events (IPCC, 2014). The map is in high resolution – municipality level – that show the high risk zones in the Philippines. The “municipality-level” is the suggested scale of the analysis since most of agricultural planning and implementation of various programs and projects from the government and private sectors are implemented at this scale. Hence, it is pragmatic to target the municipalities at high risk zones. Moreover, barangay (towns/communes) have a lot of issues regarding its legal boundaries.