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The Philippines’ Upland Development Program: cushioning the impacts of global financial crisis and climate change through green jobs

— sector: Forestry and natural resource management
— country: Philippines

This article briefly describes the Upland Development Program in the Philippines, introduced in 2009 to cushion the impact of the global financial crisis, mitigate hunger and enhance adaptation to climate change. The programme will create thousands of jobs in restoring forests and watersheds, and is also linked to programmes providing support for small-scale forest enterprise. This is an article of the Food and Agriculture Organization journal, Unasylva (No. 233, Vol. 60, 2009/3).

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