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Earth Institute Research Projects

Water Security and Climate Risk: A Philippine Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for the Agriculture Sector

Lead PI: Eun Jin Han

Unit Affiliation: International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)

September 2012 - September 2017
Inactive
Asia ; Philippines
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: This project aims to improve water security and enhance resilient agricultural development under climate variability and change in the Philippines. Specifically, it seeks to introduce climate risk management techniques and improve water resource management strategies at both the farm and watershed levels. Also, it works to build the capactity, design, and implementation of climate-risk resilient water resource management policies by local and national governments.

OUTCOMES: IRI developed several tools for agricultural decision supports in Bicol region, Philippine: 1) Climate-Agriculture Modeling Decision Tools (CAMDT) for exploring crop management scenarios given a seasonal climate forecast, 2) WEAP model scenrios for water use and allocation at the sub-watershed scale, and 3) Knowledge Sharing Portal and Maproom (KSPM) for disseminating available data and model-generated information. IRI also has conducted annual technical workshops for capacity building of local stakeholders.

Climate Models and Food Security in the Philippines

FILIPINO FARMERS TRIUMPH OVER DROUGHT

SPONSOR:

University of the Philippines Los Banos Foundation Incorporated

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

U.S. Agency for International Development

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$500,000

PUBLICATIONS:

Han, Eunjin, Amor VM Ines, and Walter E. Baethgen. "Climate-Agriculture-Modeling and Decision Tool (CAMDT): A software framework for climate risk management in agriculture." Environmental modelling & software 95 (2017): 102-114. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364815217302384

Han, Eunjin, and Amor VM Ines. "Downscaling probabilistic seasonal climate forecasts for decision support in agriculture: A comparison of parametric and non-parametric approach." Climate Risk Management 18 (2017): 51-65. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096316301085

KEYWORDS

food security farming irrigation water management rice farming watershed management strategies water security agriculture climate risk

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate

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