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Transforming agriculture to address climate change and other global challenges'

Transforming agriculture to address climate change and other global challenges

FAO's Committee on Agriculture focuses on innovation to achieve food security and sustainable development
Bringing the blue world into the green economy'

Bringing the blue world into the green economy

FAO leader stresses role of healthy oceans as drivers of prosperity at African ministerial conference
Once upon a time in the future of food and agriculture'

Once upon a time in the future of food and agriculture

Poster and video contest asks children from around the globe to use their creativity to explore the 2016 World Food Day theme
When it comes to its humanitarian work, FAO is in it for the long haul'

When it comes to its humanitarian work, FAO is in it for the long haul

An enduring commitment to sustainable agriculture and resilient communities

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.

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Climate  change threatens  the  sustainability  of  capture  fisheries  & aquaculture  development  in  marine  &  freshwater environments

Impacts occur as a result of acidification, changes in sea temperatures and circulation  patterns,  the  frequency  and  severity  of  extreme  events,  and  sea-level  rise  and  associated  ecological changes. More... 

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