Helping Farm Households Cope with Climate Change and Adverse Events

Helping Farm Households Cope with Climate Change and Adverse Events
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by Majah Leah V. Ravago, James A. Roumasset, and Karl Jandoc
2016 | Agriculture and Development Notes Vol. 6 No. 2 | 4 pages
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  • Print 2225-9694
  • e-ISSN 2599-3860

The Philippines is the second on the list of nations which are prone to disasters, according to the 2014 World Risk Report of the United Nations University. The country is highly exposed to natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions, tropical cyclones, and floods.

This vulnerability is heightened by climate change as it affects weather patterns among other natural environmental occurrences. Projections from meteorologists showed that from 2020 to 2050, wet seasons will be wetter and the dry seasons will be drier. Eighteen to 20 typhoons are expected every year with flooding projected in different parts of the country.