Climate Change R4D Program

"The Climate Change R&D Program of DA-BAR covers specific measures that address challenges and threats posed by the changing weather patterns affecting agricultural productivity. The R&D program is in support to Republic Act 9729 or the Climate Change Act of 2009 which mandates the mainstreaming of climate change in policy formulation.

The program followed the policy thrust of the DA CC Program which is anchored on two pillars: mitigation and adaptation, with adaptation as the anchor strategy and mitigation measures as a function of adaptation. Since 2011, the bureau has undertaken several measures in understanding climate change in relation to agriculture and fisheries productivity and has provided both short and long term solutions through R&D initiatives."