Enhancing Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods in Batangas, Philippines, through MPAs and ICM

Author(s): 
PEMSEA, CMC, The World Bank
Year: 
2015
Topic: 
Enterprise and Livelihood Development
Habitat Protection, Restoration and Management
Sustainable Fisheries and Food Security
Location: 
Philippines
Type of Resource: 
Best Practice / Lessons Learned

The long-term protection and management of coastal and marine resources entails good governance and on-the-ground interventions. In Batangas Province, the implementation of marine protected areas (MPAs) and MPA networks within the framework of an integrated coastal management (ICM) program have provided benefits in food security and sustainable livelihoods, and engaged stakeholders in various sectors and at varying scales to integrate and complement each other’s efforts.

Is ICM Solution: 
Yes