Cagayan Valley fisheries to undergo climate risk vulnerability assessment

The University of the Philippines Los Baños Foundation, Inc. (UPLBFI) and Alliance of Bioversity and International Center for Tropical Agriculture launched the Climate Risk Vulnerability Assessment (CRVA) for the fisheries sector in Cagayan Valley on 8 June 2022 at DA-Cagayan Valley, San Gabriel, Tuguegarao. 

Together with various DA agencies: Climate Resilient Agriculture Office, Cagayan Valley Regional Office, National Fisheries Research and Development Institute, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, the study authorized planners and policymakers in crafting tailored-fit programs for the local fisherfolk in the region. Through this initiative, UPLBFI hopes to operationalize the CVRA framework for the fisheries sector across regions in the country. 

A comprehensive CRVA will enable the Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture (AMIA) program a higher-resolution and longer-term geographic targeting— implementing strategies that will support communities in managing extreme weather events to long-term climatic shifts. This will also allow the department to prioritize the commodities and landscapes in each region for future interventions.

The activity is an offshoot of the crafted CRVA framework for the agriculture and fisheries sector supported by DA-BAR in 2016. (### Diwa J. Velasquez)