The Philippines: Climate change adaptation for vulnerable farming populations

In cooperation with UN agencies and local and national partners, the ILO helped farming communities in the southern Philippines to become less vulnerable to climate change.

The ILO-led Climate Change Adaptation Demonstration Project (CCAP) Climate Resilient Farming Communities in Agusan del Norte Through Innovative Risk Transfer Mechanisms  formed part of the joint UN Programme on Strengthening Institutional Capacities to Adapt to Climate Change.

The project promoted new ways of increasing farming communities’ socio-economic resilience to climate change in southern Philippines. Financial safety nets were developed and applied and corn and rice farmers were assisted to diversify their livelihood base. The ILO and its partners are now preparing for the scale up of this pilot with support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).