Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/El-Nino-Drought-in-the-Philippines-27MZIF32NS49.htmlConceptually similarEl Niño Drought in the PhilippinesGP0STOYPTCompleted★★★★Farmer's House in Rice Field in the PhilippinesGP0STOYPVCompleted★★★★Dry Irrigation Dam in the PhilippinesGP0STOYPSCompleted★★★★Dry Corn Field in the PhilippinesGP0STOYPYCompleted★★★★Dried Corn Field in the PhilippinesGP0STOYQ7Completed★★★★Banana Plantation in the PhilippinesGP0STOYPXCompleted★★★★Dried Rice Field in the PhilippinesGP0STOYPZCompleted★★★★Dried Banana Plantation in the PhilippinesGP0STOYQ0Completed★★★★El Niño Impacts in MindanaoGP0STPRA6Completed★★★★View AllGP0STOYPUEl Niño Drought in the PhilippinesWith no rain since February 2015, the dry spell in M’lang, North Cotabato has already caused the drying of irrigation systems and created big cracks in the rice fields of New Antique. The dry spell is already causing extreme hardship for the farmers. Greenpeace calls on the national and local governments to adopt and support policies and programs to help transition the country’s farming system towards a more climate-resilient ecological agriculture. Government should equip farmers with timely and localized weather information and an early warning system to enable farmers to plan well. This early information system should be coupled with programs on how farmers could plant diverse crops, raise farm animals, and develop livelihood strategies.Locations:Mindanao-Philippines-Southeast AsiaDate:11 Apr, 2015Credit:© Karlos Manlupig / GreenpeaceMaximum size:3600px X 2400pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Drought-Dry-Fields-KWCI (GPI)-Natural disasters-OutdoorsShoot:El Niño Documentation in the PhilippinesPositioned at the front lines of climate change impacts, the Philippines is plagued by food and nutrition security concerns – a growing emergency. The worsening impacts of climate change and the unpredictability of extreme weather events, such as typhoons, El Niño events or drought, are putting unnecessary stresses on the coping mechanisms of many regions in the country.