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Green Climate Fund approves $127 million project for El Salvador's Dry Corridor'

Green Climate Fund approves $127 million project for El Salvador's Dry Corridor

225,000 people to benefit from the FAO-designed project which will receive $91.8 million from the Salvadoran Government and the Initiative for the Americas Fund
As climate change reshapes agriculture, international trade will be increasingly important to feeding the world'

As climate change reshapes agriculture, international trade will be increasingly important to feeding the world

Open, predictable and fair global food markets can help strengthen climate change response efforts and contribute to fighting hunger, says new report
Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says'

Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says

821 million people now hungry and over 150 million children stunted, putting hunger eradication goal at risk

FAO's work on Climate Change

Climate change threatens our ability to ensure global food security, eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from human activity and livestock are a significant driver of climate change, trapping heat in the earth's atmosphere and triggering global warming.

Climate change has both direct and indirect effects on agricultural productivity including changing rainfall patterns, drought, flooding and the geographical redistribution of pests and diseases. The vast amounts of CO2 absorbed by the oceans causes acidification, influencing the health of our oceans and those whose livelihoods and nutrition depend on them. FAO is supporting countries to both mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change through a wide range of research based and practical programmes and projects, as an integral part of the 2030 agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Strategic Programmes

Recent publications

 



FAO recently launched two major reports: The State of Food Security and Nutrition (SOFI) in the World and the State of Agricultural Commodity Markets (SOCO).  

Both publications make an important contribution to policy debates on climate change adaptation and mitigation. Policy actions are necessary to ensure that trade will contribute to the efforts promoting adaptation and to reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions. Further solutions include increased partnerships and strengthening resilience through large-scale investment in Disaster Risk Reduction.

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