Developing Ecosystem based Adaptation Strategies for Enhancing Resilience of Rice Terrace Farming Systems against Climate Change

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Title

Developing Ecosystem based Adaptation Strategies for Enhancing Resilience of Rice Terrace Farming Systems against Climate Change

Project Item Type Metadata

Project Reference No.s

ARCP2011-13NMY-Herath
ARCP2012-03CMY-Herath
ARCP2013-03CMY-Herath

Programme

ARCP

Project Leader

Prof. Anura Srikantha HERATH
Institute for Sustainability and Peace, United Nation University (UNU), JAPAN

Email

herath@unu.edu

Project Collaborators

Dr. Luohui Liang, United Nations University, Japan
linag@unu.edu
Prof. Lixin Shen, Sustainable Development Institute for Resources and Environment, China
yafslx@gmail.com
Prof. Guillermo Q. Tabios III, University of Philippines (UP), Philippines
gptiii@yahoo.com
Prof. Yuanmei Jiao, Yunnan Normal University, China
ymjiao@gmail.com
Dr. Yi Wang, United Nation University, Japan
ywang@unu.edu
Dr. Jintana Kawasaki, United Nations University, Japan
jkawasaki@unu.edu

Project Summary

Hani rice terraces in China and Ifugao rice terraces in Philippine are world-renowned sustainable rice terraces that have served local communities for thousands of years. However, climate change is affecting the sustainability of those ecological management systems as climate change brings in new dimension of continuous changes to local water cycle that would be beyond the regulating capacity of current systems. This research will address dual challenges of both excessive runoff and water scarcity due to climate change by providing ecosystem based adaptation measures to strengthen resilience of the study sties that can be extended to traditional rice terrace farming systems to cope with climate change.

During the third year of the project, it plan to synthesis of the research results into training module for capacity development of local communities, government and postgraduate education in climate change adaptation. Distance learning options will be explored. Final workshop and policy dialogue (partners, invited scientists, policymakers and international community) to summarize the project results and identify future steps for collaboration, communications and publications.

Countries Involved

Japan, Philippines, China

Scientific Thematic Area

Climate Change and Climate Variability;
Ecosystems, Biodiversity, and Land Use

Sub-Thematic Area

Climate Change Adaptation, Agriculture

Project Duration

3 years

APN Funds (US$)

135000

Citation

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN). (2014). Developing Ecosystem based Adaptation Strategies for Enhancing Resilience of Rice Terrace Farming Systems against Climate Change. Retrieved from http://www.apn-gcr.org/resources/items/show/1594