Agricultural Approach: Organic Agriculture
Climate Adaptation Effectiveness
The techniques, methods, and materials used in organic farming contribute to land productivity allowing sustainable and continuous production. If a farm is affected by climate change impacts like extreme rainfall, flooding, and drought, the technical assistance, training, and the presence of available technology help farmers respond easily. The use of crop techniques and organic fertilizers was found to increase the organic matter in soil contributing to its fertility and quality. In addition, there was also an observed increase in water absorption and decrease in soil erosion .
- Extreme Rainfall
- Rain-Induced Flooding
- Rain-Induced Landslide
- Tropical Cyclone
- La Trinidad, Benguet, CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region)
- Action Delivery
Target Group based on Vulnerability
Economic / Financial Effectiveness
Compared to conventional farming, organic farmers have a slightly higher and more stable source of income due to crop techniques and fixed prices for the produce. However, when the price of produce from conventional farming is low, consumers opt to buy these instead of organic ones, which reduces farmer income . Also, doing away with agro-chemical inputs reduces cash capital  although conventional farms switching to organic farming may experience yield loss and pest problems during the transition period .
Organic farming is a knowledge and labor intensive process. Training and technical assistance are essential to aid in the initial phases, providing additional knowledge on adaptation strategies, and introducing technologies that could be utilized . Access to advisory services are also crucial in increasing the adaptive capacities of the farmers .
Adoption rates of organic farming are dependent on the following factors: (1) community and organizational involvement for the exchange of knowledge ; (2) capacity building to improve the skills and techniques used ; and (3) government support .
Organic farming promotes sustainable land management through the use of organic fertilizers and crop techniques. This method lessens the use of chemical inputs which can contribute to soil acidification .
Organic farming prevents or reduces the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, reducing its greenhouse gas emissions .
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