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Pope Francis hails FAO role in new Mediterranean migration initiative

José Graziano da Silva briefs pontiff on the Blue Hope Initiative, impact of El Niño
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Caribbean region must prepare for increased drought due to climate change

Agriculture is the sector most vulnerable to the seasonal nature of drought
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Ongoing conflicts and droughts exacerbate food needs

Food insecurity spreads as El Niño casts its shadow over Pacific and Caribbean states
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Indigenous people are among the hardest hit by climate change

with climatic variability impacting both livelihoods and food security

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...

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...

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. The full analysis is open for comments until 15th July.

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.