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Development of Halal Agricultural Production Systems in Mindanao, Philippines - TCP/PHI/3702








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    Emergency Assistance to Restore Food Security and Enhance Food Production and Resilience in Typhoon Affected Communities in Lanao del Norte (Region X) and Lanao del Sur (BARMM), Mindanao - TCP/PHI/3701 2020
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    The Philippines is one of the most vulnerable countries to natural disasters An average of 20 typhoons affect the country ever year, some of which result in significant damage On 22 December 2017 Severe Tropical Storm ( Tembin made landfall in the Cateel municipality of the Davao Oriental province, and it proceeded to cross other provinces in Northern Mindanao and Palawan The storm intensified into a typhoon the following day Overall, it caused flooding in over 230 areas in various regions, as well as flash floods and landslides, and it displaced more than 300 000 individuals. Most of the areas affected by STS Tembin were highly dependent on agriculture (various crops, poultry, livestock and fisheries) The storm destroyed crops and killed livestock, causing humanitarian and economic crises for 158 923 families The DA reported a loss of USD 4 7 million (Philippine Peso [ 234 907 912 in the agricultural sector Rice and corn were the crops that were hit hardest, with rice accounting for 58 percent of the total loss and corn accounting for 39 percent Two of the areas affected by STS Tembin were Lanao del Norte, located in Region X, also known as Northern Mindanao, and Lanao del Sur, located in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao ( These regions were home to many smallholder farmers whose livelihoods and food security were at risk These areas also contained evacuation centres and host communities for displaced people who had been forced out of their homes by the Marawi conflict in 2017 The STS Tembin further aggravated the living conditions and jeopardized the livelihoods of these people The project provided emergency support to promote the restoration of the livelihoods of 1 970 farming households, or 9 850 people in the Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur provinces Without this emergency support, farmers in those areas risked missing the cropping season, which is critical for both food security and ensuring seasonal income sources The emergency support consisted of the provision of seeds and fertilizers, as well as capacity building activities for local government officials and representatives The topics of these training sessions focused on resilient rice based farming systems, Disaster Risk Reduction and Management ( Early Warning Early Action ( and cash based transfers for vulnerability reduction and disaster response.
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    Assisting farmers in el niño affected areas in the Philippines- TCP/PHI/3603 2017
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    El Niño, which swept the Philippines from 2015 to 2016, had a significant impact on agricultural production and food security. The project aimed to restore agriculture-based livelihoods of drought-affected farmers in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and the Region XII, where a state of calamity was declared in four provinces. The project provided relevant agricultural inputs to the most affected and most vulnerable farm households and technical assistance through capacity building of the relevant institutions, extension workers and farmers in building resilience to shocks, effective drought management and more robust monitoring and forecasting systems.
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    Technical Support in Enhancing Climate Resilient Agriculture in Vulnerable Communities in the Bangsamoro - TCP/PHI/3709 2022
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    This project was formulated in response to a request by the Government of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao ( in the Philippines for support to enhance the technical capacity of extension personnel in climate resilient agriculture ( This increased technical capacity is called for in the Food Security and Nutrition Roadmap of BARMM and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform ( as a way to increase the resilience of livelihoods in the Bangsamoro The Roadmap further states that agriculture and fishery communities' ability to cope with climatic, environmental, and socioeconomic shocks and stresses is key to achieving the region's goals for economic growth, food security and sustainable peace The project design included capacity building interventions on CRA for staff of the MAFAR, provincial and municipal extension workers and farmers The implementation of Farmer Field Schools ( and Farm Business Schools ( was also included.

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