In order to understand the climatic vulnerabilities of the AMIA villages in Ilocos Region, the DARFO 1’s Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture (AMIA) Program convened the members of two farmers’ associations in Marcos, Ilocos Norte for a three-day Participatory Climate Resiliency and Vulnerability Appraisal (PCRVA).

Attended by 25 members of the Zanjera de Balbalay Farmers’ Association, Inc. and two from the Gonglo Cacafean Farmers’ Association, the workshop involved identification of the livelihood chain and gender roles, sketching the community map of Brgy. Escoda, preparation of seasonal calendar, vulnerability mapping and SWOT Analysis, among others.

Ms. Maybelyn Libong, focal person for DARFO 1 AMIA Program, said that the significant information gathered in the workshops will be used in crafting a development plan and come up with options to address climate impacts and identify tailored-fitted interventions.

Other facilitators include Ms. Reinamae Banquirig and Ms. Marimar Agustin of DA-INREC Dingras, and Ms. Generosa Rucille Rasalan, Municipal Agriculturist of Marcos, Ilocos Norte.

The PCRVA aims to gather inputs from the local people and enable them to evaluate and come up with solutions vis-à-vis their situation.
After Ilocos Norte, three more PCRVA will be conducted in other AMIA villages in the coming months particularly in the provinces of La Union, Pangasinan ang Ilocos Sur. ###

📷Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture – AMIA