Institutional, policy and farmer responses to drought: El Niño events and rice in the Philippines.

@article{Dawe2009InstitutionalPA,
  title={Institutional, policy and farmer responses to drought: El Ni{\~n}o events and rice in the Philippines.},
  author={David Dawe and P. Moya and Shiela Valencia},
  journal={Disasters},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={291-307}
}
Droughts are common recurring natural hazards in Asia, and El Niño events are particularly severe in the Philippines. This paper explores responses by farm households, irrigation system managers, and macro policymakers in the Philippines to El Niño. In response to the large 1997-98 El Niño, farmers in one major irrigation system significantly diversified their economic activities, hut the drought was so acute that many of these activities were not successful. Communication between… CONTINUE READING