Changing Climate, Food Systems and Governance Regimes: CCARPH on Food (In)Security

Written By: Maria Rufina “Ina” Salas

BAYBAY, LEYTE – On November 8, 2019, Dr. Emma Porio (Project Leader and Principal Investigator, CCARPH), and Ms. Emily Roque-Sarmiento (Project Manager for Research, CCARPH), represented the Coastal Cities at Risk in the Philippines in a panel entitled, “Changing Climate, Food Systems and Governance Regimes: Constructing Food (In)Security with and among Vulnerable Communities.” Dr. Porio and Ms. Roque-Sarmiento discussed food resilience through identifying contextual drivers of food (in)security, i.e. which crops are best fit for disaster-prone areas, and can ensure food security for a community. Panelists include representatives from Visayas State University and Development Academy of the Philippines.

For more information about the panel presentations, you may refer to the UGAT 2019 Conference’s Book of Abstracts linked in

The Ugnayang Pang-Aghamtao Research Conference 2019 entitled: “Food (In)Security” was hosted in the Visayas State University, Baybay, Leyte on November 8 to 10, 2019. More details about the research conference can be found in

Maria Rufina “Ina” Salas received her bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences at Ateneo de Manila University in 2018, and is currently taking her masters degree in Anthropology at University of the Philippines Diliman. She is currently a Research Assistant in the Coastal Cities at Risk in the Philippines. For comments and suggestions, you may contact him through, or CCARPH at

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