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Central African Forest Initiative launched

Countries join efforts to tackle deforestation in the region
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World deforestation slows down as more forests are better managed

FAO publishes key findings of global forest resources assessment
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Eight countries to sharpen long-term climate change adaptation strategies

FAO and UNDP join forces under German-funded initiative to raise profile of agriculture in climate change planning
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Open-access database will help water-scarce countries get more crop per drop

Satellite data can provide new insights into how agricultural water use can be made more efficient and productive
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A body of evidence: What climate change implies for global food security and trade

New book assesses climate challenge and ways of coping with it

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 Systems – Global assessments and implications for food security and trade

Global warming will have profound consequences on where and how food is produced, and also lead to a reduction in the nutritional properties of some crops, all of which has policy implications for the fight against hunger and poverty and for the global food trade, experts say in a new book.

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