For more than four decades, FAO has been working with the Government of the Philippines, civil society, community-based organizations and the private sector to address challenges in the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector. Joint efforts have included increasing sustainability in agricultural production, promoting value-adding practices, improving post-harvest management, enhancing productivity and increasing the resilience of agriculture-based livelihoods to natural disasters, climatic hazards and armed conflict.
The National Agriculture and Climate Change Valuation Specialist will be under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative and Assistant FAO Representative (Programme), direct supervision of the National Project Development and Coordination Specialist and PU Socio-Economic & DRR, CCA and ENR/ Forestry Team Leader, day to day guidance of the National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management and Climate Change Specialist, and technical direction of the Lead Technical Officer (LTO) of FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP).
The Philippines is currently developing its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) submission to the Paris Agreement. The Climate Change Commission (CCC) has been facilitating this process through a whole-of-government approach to ensure inclusive process and foster ownership within among agencies. The Philippine NDC will be based on the overarching national policy and planning frameworks which include, among others, the Philippine Development Plan (PDP), National Framework Strategy on Climate Change (NFSCC), National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP), National Organic Agriculture Program, Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act (AFMA), Philippine Energy Plan (PEP), and AmBisyon Natin 2040 which will sustainably transition the Philippine economy as fast as technologically feasible into low-carbon development, protecting without compromise the interests of the Filipino people, especially those most vulnerable. FAO support will focus on providing technical assistance to the Government and increase their capacities for a low-carbon development pathway for Philippine agriculture and fisheries.
Tasks and responsibilities
The National Agriculture and Climate Change Valuation Specialist will carry out the following tasks:
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