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FAO's work on Climate Change

Climate change is a fundamental threat to global food security, sustainable development and poverty eradication.

Agriculture, including the forestry and fisheries sectors, must adapt to the impacts of climate change and improve the resilience of food production systems in order to feed a growing population.That is why it must be addressed as an integral part of the overall development agenda.

Strategic Programmes

Economics and Policy Innovations for Climate-Smart Agriculture (EPIC) programme that works with governments, research centres, universities and other institutional partners to support the transition to CSA by using sound economic...

The Transboundary Agro-ecosystem Management Project for the Kagera River Basin (Kagera TAMP) was approved by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in June 2009.

The Project’s goal is to adopt an integrated...

The Mitigation of Climate change in Agriculture (MICCA) programme contributes to global efforts to address climate change. It builds on the long-standing work carried out by FAO’s technical departments and...

Recent publications

FAO's Work on Climate Change
United Nations Climate Change Conference 2015

This booklet presents the key messages of FAO on climate change and food security. It includes a synthesis of the most recent support provided by FAO to countries to face the impacts of climate change.

Did you know

Climate Action is goal #13 of the new Sustainable Development Goals

On September 25th countries adopted a set of global goals to end povertyprotect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Read how FAO can support their implementation here