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By: Justine Ravi C. Orduna

The OML Center was represented at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation-Analysis and Mapping of Impacts under Climate Change for Adaptation and Food Security (FAO- AMICAF) Steps 1 and 2 Consolidated Workshop held last 14-16 July 2014 in Holiday Inn, Clark, Pampanga.

AMICAF presented its three projects under Step 1 on the first day and the two Step 2 projects on the second and third days of the Workshop. It is a four-step project wherein the outputs of the Step 1 projects would be the inputs for the succeeding projects. Under Step 1, the following project s were presented:

  • “Results of Climate Projections in the Philippines under FAO-AMICAF Project” by Anthony Joseph R. Lucero of Climate Monitoring and Prediction Section, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA
  • “Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Crop Yields” by FH Bordey, WB Collado, RC Sandoval, R Espenido of PhilRice
  • “Analysis of Climate Change Impacts on Stream Discharges using STREAM” by Carlos Primo David, PhD.; Pamela Louise Tolentino of UP-National Institute of Geological Sciences

For Step 2:

  • “Monitoring the Micro Impacts of Climate Change on Food Security” of the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Team
  • “Household Vulnerability to food Security Resulting from Climate Change in the Philippines of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI)

The OML Center Research Assistant Ms. Justine Ravi Orduña participated along with representatives from the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) for the consultation of the projects.

AMICAF is a joint project of DA and FAO which aims to address the climate change impacts on agriculture and adaptation to improve food security through a comprehensive framework, and to bridge climate change impact assessment, food insecurity vulnerability analysis, and livelihood adaptation approaches. Its National Project Manager is Dr. Eulito Bautista of DA. Funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan, the project runs from October 2011 to September 2014.