DA7 mulls establishing a climate-resilient village in Danao, Bohol

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Created on Thursday, 31 March 2022

The series of calamities in the country has called for the establishment of climate-resilient villages.

In Central Visayas, the Department of Agriculture- Regional Field Office 7 has considered the Taming Agrarian Reform Community Farmers Association (TARCFA) to be a recipient of the Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture (AMIA) project.
According to Dr. Fabio Enriquez, AMIA focal and research division chief, majority of the members of the TARCFA are corn-growers, and a major concern in the barangay that disrupts production is flooding-this problem qualifies them to be an AMIA village.
Enriquez added that the recently conducted participatory climate vulnerability assessment with the 100 members of TARCFA will determine the scale and identification of programs or projects to be implemented in the area.
Stakeholders during the assessment include LGU Danao, Bureau of Fisheries Provincial Office technicians, Kapunungan sa Mag-uuma sa Remedios, Cantubod Association for Rehabilitation of the Environment, San Miguel Association Resource Team, Dagohoy Association for Progress, Taming Agrarian Reform Community Farmers Association, Cabatuan United Farmers Association, Concepcion Livelihood, and Environment Association Project, and San Carlos Association for Rehabilitation of Environment Denudation.
With the support of the Sangguniang Bayan of Danao, the TARCFA will be the fifth AMIA village in Central Visayas to be established.
AMIA is the flagship program of DA for climate change adaptation and mitigation. The country's agriculture and fisheries sector would enable local communities to manage climate risks while pursuing sustainable livelihood vision climate-resilient agriculture.