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With the onset of climate change, significant developments and measures were made in addressing the expected impacts and risks related to the phenomenon.
Developing rural communities remains a challenge to many governments. In the Philippines, government interventions to address poverty have intensified and resources are being stretched to cover more beneficiaries. Knowledge-sharing and documentation of experiences and best practices of various rural development projects are essential in coming up with appropriate approaches and strategies.
Mangrove forests serve as nursery ground for fish, prawn and crabs while protecting the coastal areas from storm surges, and strong waves and tidal currents. In addition, they are also sources of food and livelihood for the locals.
The Philippine Department of Agriculture advocates the application of organic fertilizers and other soil ameliorants for growing plants. Among these fertilizers is the fish emulsion made from a blend of various fish waste. It could be applied to both soil and foliage since it enhances the growth of crops during vegetative period.