Climate-risk vulnerability assessment of the agriculture sector in the municipalities and cities of Bukidnon, Philippines

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Climate-risk vulnerability assessment of the agriculture sector in the municipalities and cities of Bukidnon, Philippines

Joseph C. Paquit, Angela Grace Toledo-Bruno, Thea Arbie S. Rivera, Raquel O. Salingay
Int. J. Biosci.13( 6), 155-168, December 2018.
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Climate change is happening and is causing a huge problem to agriculture. It is affecting the agriculture sector of many places and certainly the province of Bukidnon, known as the food basket of Mindanao, is included.  With its limited resources, the government has to target and prioritize sites that urgently need for programs relative to climate change adaptation and mitigation. To achieve this, an assessment of the climate-risk vulnerability of the agriculture sector in the municipalities and cities of Bukidnon was conducted. The CIAT framework to vulnerability assessment was employed in this study. Our results have shown that the municipalities of Kitaotao and Damulog have the most vulnerable agriculture sector in Bukidnon. This is mainly because these two municipalities obtained the lowest adaptive capacity ratings. As the results have indicated, this study recommends for the prioritization of Kitaotao and Damulog in the selection of sites to implement climate change adaptation and mitigation initiatives and projects to uplift the agriculture sector of Bukidnon.


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