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Review of Climate Change BAR-funded Projects

3-4 October 2017
BAR Conference Room 3, Diliman, Quezon City

 

To assess the accomplishments and review project updates under the Climate Change R&D Program, the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR), through its Program Monitoring and Evaluation Division (PMED), conducted a periodic review on 3-4 October 2017 at the BAR Conference Room 3, Diliman, Quezon City.

One completed and 12 on-going projects were evaluated by invited experts, namely: Engr. Roberto Villa of BAR; Dr. Luis Rey Velasco of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB); and Joel Rodinas of the Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture (AMIA) Program.

The completed project on the development of decision support tools on Sustainable Land Management (SLM) implemented by the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) generated significant results translated into knowledge products that are intended to help local land-users, specialists, planners, and decision-makers in combating land degradation and the effects of climate change. As of writing, an information and knowledge material has been produced by the project for wide dissemination, especially in the local government units.

Other projects focused on vulnerability risk assessment, watershed management, upland village farming, and community-based action researches geared towards a climate resilient agriculture.

The Climate Change program of BAR calls for transforming agriculture with respect to climate risks by building resiliency and efficient adaptation measures through research and development. ###

BAR, through PMED, led the periodic review of 1 completed and 12 on-going projects under the Climate Change R&D Program.