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National Review of BAR’s Climate Change R&D Program

4-8 September 2017
Philippine Carabao Center in Munoz, Nueva Ecija.(BAR)


Climate change continues to be one of the biggest challenges of our time. And given its complexity and magnitude, there is a need for a focused research effort to fully understand the drivers of climate change and provide options to reduce its impacts. As the coordinating arm of the Department of Agriculture (DA) for R&D, the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) conducted a “National Review and Calibration of DA-BAR’s Climate Change R&D Program” on 4-8 September 2017 at the Philippine Carabao Center in Munoz, Nueva Ecija.

The activity aimed at assessing how the supported DA-BAR climate change R&D projects fit and align with the program framework and research priorities identified in the Climate Change Research and Development and Extension Agenda (RDEAP) 2016-2022.

In attendance were representatives from selected DA implementing agencies involved in Climate Change R&D including project implementers from state universities and colleges, non-government organizations, and other stakeholders. Also present were BAR technical experts, key officials, and climate change focal persons.

During the workshop, the participants were divided into four sectoral groups: crops, poultry and livestock, fisheries, and cross-cutting sessions. Each group presented their outputs including research gaps, researchable areas which serve as bases in prioritizing Climate Change R&D projects and be included in the project pipeline for next year. ###

Group photo of participants during the climate change review

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