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Eleventh Hour: Gender-inclusive resilience building in the agriculture sector

In our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour this week, Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Ysabel Anne Lee wrote about the urgent need for gender-inclusive resilience building in the agriculture sector amid the prevailing climate crisis.
Working as Communications Officer in Asia for the Alliance of Bioversity International and International Center for Tropical Agriculture, Ysabel had the chance to meet with women farmers across the country about their climate information needs.
Talking to them made Ysabel realize that the primary problem is not just the lack of climate information but also their lack of awareness of the critical role they play in agriculture and climate resilience.

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Eleventh Hour: Amadeo Coffee farmers fighting a lesser-known enemy

In our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour this week, Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Justin Paolo Interno wrote about how climate change has impacted Amadeo, Cavite—once the country’s top coffee producer.

Justin had the rare opportunity to get a grasp of the situation from the coffee farmers in Amadeo while working as a research assistant in the quaint town last year: The concept of climate change remains a buzzword for farmers, but they are trying to adapt to its varying circumstances. Had they been capacitated early on dealing with the impacts of climate change, they could have preserved the once glorious coffee industry in their town.

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#RealiTalk: International Youth Day with Climate Reality PH Youth Coordinators

This year’s observance of International Youth Day aims to highlight the crucial role of the youth in transforming food systems for human and planetary health.
In line with this and for this month’s Realitalk, we reached out to our very own Youth Cluster Coordinators (Dani Madriaga, Keith Ancheta, Ivana Joaquin, Justin Federigan, Ruzzel Morales, and Bea Dolores) to talk about the current state of the country’s food systems and the many ways the youth are contributing to effectively address food insecurity amid the pandemic, rapidly declining ecosystems, and the prevailing climate emergency.

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