The Toolkit aims to promote the climate adaptation counter-measures for food security, the Plant Back Better (PBB) initiative was put forward. The initiative is accompanied by call for actions on mitigating vulnerability and enhancing self-sufficiency on disaster-resilient vegetables and flowers plantation to ensure long-term sustainability.
The Plant Back Better project mainly focused on promoting capacity building by adopting smarter and disaster-resistant plantation of flowers and vegetables. It also mainstreamed disaster risk reduction for building up resilience at community level with respect to local knowledge over the local social network. In addition, it revitalized local microeconomic activities efficiently and effectively. The three pillars of PBB toolkit are as following:
- Helping vulnerable areas: To promote capacity building by adopting smarter and disaster-resistant plantations of vegetables and flowers
- Preparing for disasters: Mainstreaming DRR for building up community resilience with respect to local knowledge and social networking
- Recovering from disaster impacts: To revitalize local microeconomic activities efficiently and effectively
To implement the PBB, Chinese Taipei has been working with the Philippines on public private partnership to conduct a pilot project— the Best Practice at Barangay Lanit, Jaro Iloilo City, the Philippines.
PBB pilot project focuses on the following items:
- Helps risk-exposed community
- To enhance capacity building and emergency preparedness countermeasures through smarter and disaster-resilient plantation of flowers and vegetables.
- At phases of disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness, the initiatives
- To build up a resilient community with local knowledge and regional efforts against natural disasters.
- After disaster strike,
- To effectively and efficiently recover the microeconomic activities, vegetable plantation and food supply.
- To quick recover the micro-economic model and activity to maintain sustainable operation.
How to use the Toolkit
This Toolkit for PBB aims to provide for a single and easy-to-access gateway to various materials that the EPCC has developed for promoting PBB implementation. The toolkit, born out of a cross-border public private partnership brings expertise from the EPCC, NCDR, WV, KY and APEC economies to offer best practices, guidance, capacity building, training materials and practitioners and other stakeholders in the following areas:
- Good Emergency Preparedness Practices for PBB
- Good Agriculture Practices
- Good Community-based Capacity Building Practices
- Smart ICTs Practices and Digital Resilience
- Good BCP Practices for MSMEs
- Good LCP Practices for MSMEs
- Surveillance and Monitoring for In-time Support
- Single Windows of Contact-Focal Point of Contact Mechanism