Cordillera, Philippines – Three provinces in the Cordillera region are now looking forward to enhancing their agricultural resilience as selected sites for project APA (Adapting Philippine Agriculture to Climate Change).
Launched by the national government, APA is a seven-year project which aims to enhance the resilience of rural communities, particularly those who rely heavily on agriculture for their livelihoods.
Through the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the provinces of Kalinga, Apayao, and Ifugao are among the provinces in the country that will be given funds for said project.
GCF is a new global fund established by United Nations member countries, in which the Philippines are among those original members. It aims to support the efforts of developing countries to respond to the challenge of climate change.
With GCF, selected provinces will be able to boost the agricultural sector by creating an enabling environment for climate change action, accelerating climate innovation, and mobilizing finance at scale.
In the Philippines, GCF has allocated a budget of US$26.273 million for the project, along with additional contributions of $8.266 million from the DA and $4.715 million from PAGASA.
Along with the 3 provinces in the region, the provinces of Cagayan, Isabela, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Bukidnon, and North Cotabato were also selected as project sites in the country based on climate change projections.
Fund for each province will be distributed once an evaluation is done.
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