The Future of Philippine Agriculture under a Changing Climate: Policies, Investments and Scenarios
- About the Book
The Philippine economy has grown rapidly since 2010, but despite this growth, poverty and inequality remain high. Two-thirds of the poor live in rural areas, and the weak performance of the agriculture sector has contributed to the slow improvement in livelihoods. The challenge for agriculture will further increase, with climate change posing a growing threat to the sector. But agricultural transformation to spur sustained growth and reduce poverty is still possible under climate change with aggressive institutional reforms and implementation of the right mix of policies and programmes. The identification of the suitable policy and programme combination requires an accurate assessment of the key drivers of agricultural growth and food security; the impacts of climate change on agriculture and the overall economy; and the effectiveness of policies for adaptation and growth.
This book addresses these big issues, focusing on enhancing the adaptation capacity of the Philippine agriculture sector. It is designed to provide a much-needed base of knowledge and menu of policy options to support decision- and policymaking on agriculture, climate change, and food security. The volume uses newly generated data, modelling outputs, and innovative analyses to provide a scientific basis for a variety of adaptation measures under different sets of climate change scenarios to guide decision-makers in strategic planning and policy formulation.
- About the Author(s)
Mark W. Rosegrant, EditorMark W. Rosegrant is research fellow emeritus in the Director General’s Office and former Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division, International Food Policy Research Institute.
Mercedita A. Sombilla, EditorMercedita A. Sombilla is assistant secretary of the Regional Development Office, National Economic and Development Authority, Manila.