Water Security Under Climate Risks: A Philippine Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for the Agriculture Sector (Bicol Agri-Water Project) - Final Report 2012-2017
This report describes the outputs, outcomes and impacts of the Bicol Agri-Water Project (BAWP). The report also covers activities implemented during the extension period, including the legacy of the BAWP, lessons learned and ways forward. A financial report is also included.
The Bicol Agri-Water Project’s (BAWP) goal was to enhance climate change adaptation for food security through improved irrigation water management. It tested the suitability and effectiveness of climate change adaptation strategies within the farming communities of Nabua and Buhi in Camarines Sur and Polangui in Albay. To improve irrigation water management, the project also promoted improved watershed management strategies within the Buhi-Barit Watershed Reservation of Buhi, Camarines Sur and Quinale A Watershed of Polangui, Albay. Adopting a river basin approach, BAWP worked with farming communities and local governments in upland communities of these watersheds to minimize the effects of climate hazards on the lowland rice farming communities of Nabua, Camarines Sur.
The BAWP impact was measured through the realization of its purpose/objective which was improve irrigation water management to achieve its goal of food security especially during floods/droughts. This was done through three intermediate results or outcomes, namely: a) capacities of farmers to adapt to climate variability and change enhanced; b) farmers and other stakeholders are able to adopt climate decision support tools; and c) climate risk resilient water governance promoted.