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Degree Name

MA in Climate Change and Global Sustainability

First Advisor

Joseph Lanning, PhD


The unique struggles and needs of marginalized communities must be considered in a local context prior to addressing climate change mitigation on a global scale. The study uses life history interviews and focus group discussions to capture the challenges, diverse adaptation strategies, and coping mechanisms of women farmers from upland and coastal areas of Guinayangan, Quezon, Philippines. These perspectives may initiate advocacy efforts for increased support so that these agricultural livelihoods can continue to feed populations in the future, as climate change persists. Results suggest that both women from upland and coastal areas experience similar climate vulnerabilities, but the way that these climate vulnerabilities impact their daily lives are quite different. Coastal women adopt gleaning and fishing practices for supplemental income and food security, while upland women tend to turn to street vending and online sales. Both groups express the importance of their families, farming organizations, and the local government for support. However, policies and future actions should be personalized to address the needs of women in each location to provide consistent support into the future.


Agriculture | Development Studies | Place and Environment | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social Justice

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