Climate change and variability continue to exert increasing pressure upon the agricultural sector of the Philippines. A better understanding of major agricultural vulnerabilities to climate risks is fundamental to achieving resilient farming systems, especially among poor rural households.

What is the CRVA?

Climate Risk Vulnerability Assessment, or CRVA, is a comprehensive assessment framework of vulnerability linked to climate risks. It aims to identify which communities are most vulnerable to climate change effects to ensure that strategic and effective investments and interventions can be made to help them adapt.

CRVA seeks to determine the exposure of the communities to climate risks, including long-term and recurring climate variability and extremes, which threaten their production systems and livelihoods, as well as their capacities to respond to these threats. With these information, short term and long term adaptation measures can be identified towards building communities’ climate resiliency.​

How is the CRVA prepared?

CRVA is prepared by analyzing three main indices, which include the 1) exposure to climate-related risks and hazards, 2) sensitivity of crops to changes in temperature and precipitation, and 3) adaptive capacity or the ability of a system to adjust to climate change. When combined, these would provide the overall vulnerability.





Adaptive Capacity



Vulnerability assessment through CRVA is a key step in building climate resilient communities. It guides decision-makers in identifying the geographical areas that are in most need of interventions, and the types of interventions appropriate for each geographical area.

It contributes to the DA commodity investment planning by addressing municipality-level climate risk and prioritizing needs for adaptive capacity of communities thru designing and planning appropriate interventions and climate resilient agriculture (CRA) options.


Provincial CRVA Maps

To date, the DA Climate Resilient Agriculture Office (CRAO), together with its partners, has completed the CRVA Maps for 70 provinces across the country. 

Click the desired province below to access the CRVA maps!