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25 Jul 2017 description

The UK Met Office and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (DOST PAGASA) established a three-year collaboration agreement on scientific weather-related research to improve weather and climate services. Last July 21, 2017, PAGASA Administrator, Dr. Vicente Malano, and Met Office Director for Meteorological Science, Dr. Simon Vosper, signed the agreement, which also marks the official launch of the Weather and Climate Science for Service Partnership (WCSSP) Southeast Asia Programme in the Philippines.

24 Jul 2017 description
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by Madelline Romero | Jul 24, 2017

In thirty years, the Philippines may become even more dependent on imports of rice, coffee, vegetables, and pork. This is due in part to decreased crop yields because of increased water and heat stress, increased incidence of pests and diseases, and shifts in crop production suitability, as a result of climate change. Not only that – by 2050 climate change and variability is estimated to cost the Philippine economy approximately PhP 26 billion (>USD 500 million) yearly.

05 May 2017 description

LEGAZPI CITY, May 3 (PIA) – The Local Climate Change Adaptation for Development (LCCAD) has spearheaded anew a series of training in this city to continuously provide mentoring and coaching activities on the formulation of Local Climate Change Action Plans (LCCAP) in the Philippines and Federalism for Local Government Units from different parts of the country in consonance with the thrust of the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to mainstream Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), Disaster Risk and Vulnerability Reduction (DRVR) into Local Development Planning processes,

13 Mar 2017 description

By Denis McClean

GENEVA, 13 March, 2017 - The Philippines Senate is expected to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change tomorrow making the Philippines the 135th country to do so following a long advocacy campaign by UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, Senator Loren Legarda.

16 Jan 2017 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

a. Oceanic and atmospheric indicators had reached weak La Nina levels in October 2016 (PAGASA termed as borderline La Nina), but this was not sustained. However, La Nina-like conditions continue, as impacts have been seen in some flood- and landslide-prone areas in the country. It is likely that ENSO-neutral conditions will prevail in December-January-February 2017 season.

04 Oct 2016 description

Featured Stories:

  • Strengthening climate change adaptation in agriculture

  • FAO expands El Niño response in Mindanao

  • Hope flows in Altavas, Aklan (Water impounding system project)

  • Electronic tool for monitoring food and nutrition insecurity

  • FAO and DENR work together to restore forests and other landscapes

  • Promoting internationally-accepted voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure

01 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Philippines is actively working towards fulfillment of WHS core commitments.

  • Farmers are just beginning to recover from the effects of El Niño as La Niña begins.

  • Typhoon Koppu in October 2015 displaced over one million people. The Central Emergency Response Fund was a key tool for the international humanitarian community to support the Government.

  • July is National Disaster Consciousness Month to raise awareness of the country’s disaster awareness programmes.

12 Jul 2016 description

Featured Stories:

  • Disaster risk reduction and management and climate change adaptation at the heart of FAO's work in the Philippines

    FAO-DA formulate National La Niña Action Plan

  • Higher than average yield for rice farmers in Central Luzon

  • Telefood: Communal vegetable gardens in Mindanao promote community nutrition and sustainable livelihoods

12 Apr 2016 description

Featured Stories

  • FAO and DA take agriculture disaster risk reduction to the next level

  • Restoring livelihoods of typhoon-hit farmers in Central Luzon

  • Pikit farmers acquire livelihood and disaster risk reduction skills

  • Regional food security initiatives gain momentum in the Philippines

  • Fisheries Improvement Plans adopted by 11 coastal communities

02 Sep 2015 description

Titon Mitra, UNDP Philippines Country Director

I am very pleased to participate in the launching of this much-awaited Project of the Department of Agriculture, through the Bureau of Soils and Water Management.

I say long awaited not just because it takes some time for GEF projects to go from concept to fund flow but also because of the important need for building the capacities of local government units and farmers on sustainable land management in a more systematic and institutionalized manner.