WATCH: Help farmers adapt to climate change
MANILA, Philippines – Priscilla Lallaban, 58-year-old, is among the farmers in Cagayan province affected by Super Typhoon Lawin (Haima) on October 19, 2016.
Lawin destroyed vast fields damaging more than P10 billion worth of agriculture. Rising temperatures and flooding reduce crop yields by about 30%, according to Oxfam in Philippines.
The number of natural disasters in the country is up 175% in the past 5 years.
The effects of climate change worsen the situation of women farmers like Priscilla.
Oxfam in the Philippines called on the government "to protect the people who grow our food, especially the most vulnerable small-scale women farmers.” – Rappler.com