Livestock / Fisheries Natural Resource Management

Enhancing Farmers Information System for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) in Agriculture and Fisheries

Agriculture plays a significant role in the economy of the Philippines The resiliency of the agriculture sector not only ensures the country’s food security but also the incomes of households depending on this sector, and the sectors along its value chain However, the country has the second highest exposure to natural hazards of any country in the world, owing to its location in the typhoon belt, through which storms generated in the western Pacific Ocean pass Agriculture is highly vulnerable to these natural hazards, because of the sector’s spatially fixed, environment sensitive, and high investment nature Philippine farmers bear the brunt of the damage caused by these calamities.