Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture in Southeast Asia: Broad Trends and Some Policy and Research Recommendations

Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture in Southeast Asia: Broad Trends and Some Policy and Research Recommendations

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by Rico Ancog and Mariliza V. Ticsay
2013 | Policy Brief Series Vol. 2013 No. 2 | 4 pages
  • Print 1656-8818
  • e-ISSN 2599-3917
English

Agriculture remains a major engine of growth in Southeast Asia. With a growing population projected to reach as high as 600 million in 2015, concern is high on the observed increasing mean temperature in Southeast Asia. This in turn has been correlated to the increased frequency and variability of other climate hazards and risks resulting to the reduction of agricultural productivity of major agricultural commodities especially rice and corn. Given that the majority of the countries in the region are agriculture-based, making agriculture climate smart is a requisite towards achieving its potential in reducing poverty and achieving food security