Socio-Economic Impacts of Climate Change Support- Policies to Farming Systems in a Village in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines



Vol 18 No 1 (2015), pp.

 

Abstract:

 

This study deals with the farming systems and socio-economic impacts of implemented climate change support-policies to 27 farmer respondents in Barangay Carig Norte, Tuguegarao City. Primary data were gathered through a systematic interview with the respondents using a questionnaire, cratfted based on the ultimate goals of the National Climate Change Action Plan. Existing records, assessment and project reports of the local government were also used as basis of the analysis. Based on interviews and secondary data, there was no clear indication that climate change support policies were implemented in accordance with the objectives set by the national government. In addtion, there were no concrete climate change support-policies yet implemented but there are initiatives and fragmented efforts, policies and projects that address the issues of droughts and flooding. Examples of the fragmented support projects implemented to address climate change are free use of water pump and provision of fuel allowance during drought. The crop insurance for calamities is yet to be implemented.

 

Keywords: socio-economic impact, farming system, Climate change policies


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