AMIA’s overall vision is for the Philippine Agri-Fisheries sector to build climate-resilient livelihoods and communities.
This would be achieved through Climate Resilient Agri-Fisheries (CRA) Approach, by enabling local communities to manage Climate Risks while pursuing sustainable livelihoods.
What is AMIA?
To respond to the challenges posed by Climate Change, the Department of Agriculture issued a memorandum that mandates the mainstreaming of Climate Change in the DA Programs, Plans and Budget.
One of the Key Components of the Memorandum is the National Program on Climate Change in Agriculture hence, the creation of Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture or AMIA.
The Department of Agriculture Systems-wide Climate Change Office (DA-SWCCO), under the Office of Policy and Planning, was created and mandated to oversee the flagship program of Climate Change, that is AMIA.
Why are we aiming for climate resilience?
The Philippines’ geographical location and archipelagic formation make it one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change, and the agriculture and fisheries sector, where most of the country’s poor are also active, bears the brunt of its adverse effects.
Building the resilience of agriculture and fisheries communities to climate change is crucial in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) objectives in the country, thereby bringing us closer to ending poverty.Making agri-fisheries communities in the Philippines resilient will be crucial in achieving SDGs objectives in the Philippines.
SDGs propelled by the AMIA program:
The programmatic approach and scope allows it to have a key impact on multiple SDGs and therefore enables the country to get closer to many of its targets.
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