Climate-smart agriculture: Do young people care?

Climate-smart agriculture: Do young people care?
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by Jaime A. Manalo IV
2017 | Agriculture and Development Notes Vol. 8 No. 4 | 2 pages
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  • Print 2225-9694
  • e-ISSN 2599-3860

Climate change is an extremely urgent issue that must be addressed, especially in the agriculture sector. In 2014, the Philippines ranked ninth globally as most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change (Climate Change Commission 2014).

Central to addressing the impacts of climate change in agriculture is improving the ways by which information on climate-smart agriculture (CSA) reaches the farmers. Presently, the extension system is fraught with several issues brought mainly by its devolution (Saliot 2014). Aging extension workers, mobility issues, among others make it difficult to have a seamless extension network in the country.