Case study

Agro-forestry in the Philippines 1

Authored by: Lutgarda L. Tolentino , Leila D. Landicho , Catherine C. de Luna , Rowena D. Cabahug

Routledge Handbook of Climate Change and Society

Print publication date:  July  2010
Online publication date:  July  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415544764
eBook ISBN: 9780203876213
Adobe ISBN: 9781135998509


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There is no way of avoiding climate change. This natural and human-induced phenomenon is indeed being experienced worldwide, and an important way of coping with it in the Philippines is to enhance the mitigation and adaptation mechanisms of the agriculture sector, particularly the upland farmers. This is because this group of farmers is located in the most vulnerable and fragile ecosystems. One of the ways for these upland farmers to cope, and to mitigate the adverse consequences of climate change, is through agro-forestry (IFPRI 2006).

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