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SOCIAL IMPACT OF TS BOPHA IN DAVAO ORIENTAL AND COMPOSTELLA VALLEY (Based upon the “Emergency Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods Assessment1”) February 2013


In order to ensure high quality data that will feed into the Master Plan for the Early Recovery Strategic and Rehabilitation effort, it is necessary to
analyze and complement the PDNA by considering the social impact of Typhoon Bopha.
The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) has taken the lead in conducting a Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) to present a more comprehensive
Strategic Action Plan to the National Government -- the Philippine Post Disaster Assessment (PPDA) which has been done through secondary data
recollection of damages and losses at the LGU (Local Government Units) levels under a centralized set up. By the preliminary analysis of the
Emergency Food Security, Nutrition and Livelihoods Assessment, extrapolating the core data and filtering household’s responses from the Provinces
of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental would bring into the scenario the perception of how communities value their humane needs and recovery.

Key findings: 

Humane recovery and livelihood restoration in the long run will greatly depend on the household capacity to find alternatives to generate income, at
least for the mean time, while traditional cultivation like bananas and coconut are restored.
Base on the preliminary needs discussion and interventions held during the Mindanao Development Forum9, the needs for economic and human
recovery of affected communities could be summarized as:
1. Medium term sustained initiatives that generate emergency employment opportunities as Cash for Work and or cash transfer programing;
targeting the most needed during the upcoming months in order to ensure basic survival income and reestablishing livelihood.
2. Support for housing reconstruction putting in place improved roofing practices and households level sanitation facilities, as to build back better.
9 The Mindanao Development Forum took place February 1st. 2013 as a high level multilateral meeting designed to provide the platform for dialogue and public discourse on Mindanao's development
agenda. The event tackled concerns that are seen to influence Mindanao's peace and development efforts including governance, ecosystems-based economy; justice peace and security. Over 300 key
stakeholders and citizens from NGO’s, journalist, buisnessmen, small famers associations,scientist, INGO’s, Donars and UN representatives together Goverments Ofiicails assisted.
3. Technical assistance for the accelerated construction and rehabilitation of basic social infrastructure targeted to improve market roads connection
and production centers as to recover food accessibility.
4. Immediate support to reestablish agricultural activities as well as the provision of technical assistance address to improve farming technologies in
order to increase quality of production.
5. Access to small community loans in order to rehabilitate small business, with financial technical support in order to improve small farmer’s
financial capacity.
6. Massive training program on farm vegetative debris management and composting practices, in order to halt infestation proliferation, pests and
plagues that would increase sickness risk to new and unharmed plantations.

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Assessment Date(s): 
19 Фев 2013
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Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
World Food Programme
Participating Organization(s): 
Action against Hunger
Region 10- Northern Mindanao
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Typhoon Bopha - Dec 2012