- Climate change and variability continue to exert increasing pressure upon the agricultural sector of the Philippines.
- Therefore it is vital to identify and prioritize at a high, municipal-level resolution and relevant crops that are most vulnerable to climate risk.
Exposure to Climate-Related Risks and Hazards
- It is a Comprehensive assessment framework for vulnerability assessment linked to climate risks.
- Key crops for food security were assessed under the latest climate change scenarios, incorporating the most recent data on natural disasters and climate stresses.
- Identify which communities in the Philippines are most vulnerable to climate change to ensure that strategic and effective investments can be made.
- Are conducted at different scales – based on target users and information required.
- Many methods exist for different sectors and components may vary (Sens, Haz, AC).
- Different stakeholders have different needs.
- It gives the overall picture of risk.
- It gives a sense of where to target and why.
- The results for the CRVA are at the municipality level, which is a policy-relevant resolution and has options to scale up to landscape level vulnerability.
- There were first 10 selected provinces where CRVA was undertaken.
- These results can now be used to prioritize which municipalities are most in need of support and capacity building.