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Race against time in drought-ravaged Southern Africa to ensure 23 million people receive farming support

At least $109 million is urgently required for the provision of seeds and other agricultural inputs and services
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Indigenous peoples central to efforts to combat climate change

Secure land tenure essential for long-term solutions
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Recruiting lumberjacks, architects and carpenters to combat climate change

New FAO report explores how wood products add to forests’ role in carbon storage
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FAO study provides the most detailed snapshot to date on trees, forests and land use in the world's drylands

A valuable policy-making and investment tool for sustainable development, addressing climate change
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Bridging the gap between forestry and agriculture to improve food security

FAO calls for better coordination between the two sectors towards sustainable farming systems and forest management

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

The Emissions intensity (Ei) of enteric methane (CH4) varies greatly across the globe. There are a number of ongoing efforts to generate more robust estimates of mitigation potential in the...

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...

FAO and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are joining forces to support countries as they integrate their agriculture sectors in the National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) process through...

Recent publications

The agriculture sectors in Intended Nationally Determined Contributions: summary

This document is a summary of the FAO analysis of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to assess the role of the agriculture sectors (crops, livestock, fisheries, forestry and aquaculture) in meeting national mitigation and adaptation goals. It can serve as a resource to target support for INDC implementation.

Did you know?

Drylands occupy almost 40% of the world’s land surface and provide a livelihood for about one billion people.

Nearly all drylands are at risk of land degradation (desertification) as a result of climate change. FAO is involved in projects that support their preservation and sustainable development to achieve food security and conserve their biomass and biodiversity.