Developing a Participatory Research Tool in Identifying Strategies to Address Food Security amidst Climate Change and Population Growth

Code:    12-125
Date:    09/16/2012 - 07/15/2014
Duration: 1 year, 9 months, 28 days

This 10-month research initiative will help capacitate local NGOs and LGUs to undertake socio-demographic, resource and vulnerability analysis via a simple and participatory research tool that can be used to identify site-specific food security interventions in the context of CCA and population and development. 


The tool will try to answer -- “what climate-adaptive intervention is needed to address food security of the vulnerable population?”

Following tool development and pilot testing, the project will advocate for the passing of an LGU ordinance or program that will address the specific intervention that will be recommended.

The project will be implemented in Jomalig, Quezon. This island municipality has the highest malnutrition prevalence rate (32.29 percent) in Region IV (Regional Sub-Committee on Nutrition of CALABARZON, 2012) and one of the 600 poorest municipalities identified by the DSWD. Unfortunately, too, the municipality is among the most vulnerable to climate change.