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Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues
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Ecosystem-based farming comes of age

FAO urges broader adoption of its Save and Grow paradigm for sustainable agriculture
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El Niño lowers early production outlook in Southern Africa

FAO actions aim to minimize impact on agriculture
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Breakthrough climate agreement recognizes food security as a priority

FAO leader hails role of agriculture in national pledges, applauds the promise to scale up funding
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El País: “Agriculture should be integrated in climate change policies”

FAO warns of the increase of migrations due to famines linked to global warming

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

Climate change and food security: risks and responses

This paper aims to provide an overview of the effects of climate change on food security and nutrition, intended as its four dimensions, and to explore ways to reduce negative impacts through adaptation and resilience.

Did you know

During El Niño episodes, extreme climate events are triggered around the globe

El Niño is a naturally occurring phenomenon characterized by the abnormal warming of sea surface temperature in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean. On average, it occurs every two to seven years and can last up to 18 months. El Niño episodes disrupt the normal patterns of tropical precipitation and atmospheric circulation.