Climate Change

Thematic Working Group on agriculture, food security and land use

The Thematic Working Group (TWG) on Agriculture, Food Security and Land Use under the NDC Partnership (NDC-P) is a country-led peer to peer network for countries and international organizations to consult one another and to share experiences and challenges related to climate change impacts and the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the agriculture sectors.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is facilitating the TWG together with two co-chairs, which are currently Australia and Uruguay, and in close collaboration with the Support Unit of the NDC-P.



Previous e-discussions:

2020-2021: Illegal Logging (organized by the TWG members from the Republic of Zimbabwe, the CGIAR Research Program on Forest, Trees and Agroforestry, and the FAO-EU Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme)


2020: Wildfires (organized by TWG members from Mongolia and the CGIAR Research Program on Forest, Trees and Agroforestry). The results of the e-discussion were presented at COP25 during an event on Wildfires and NDC implementation. 

2019: Tracking progress for NDC implementation 

2018: Climate change adaptation for NDC implementation 


Series of Online exchange forums on NDCs and Agroecology:

Climate Resilience of Food Systems, putting Agroecology elements to action
(09/12/20) | Recording

Building climate resilient food systems based on the 10 Agroecology elements (27/10/20) | Recording | Report

Embedding Agroecology elements in NDCs (23/09/20) | Report

- Europe & Asia | Recording

- Africa & America | Recording

Gender in agriculture (14/05/20) | Recordings

Climate finance (13/05/20) | Recordings

Tracking progress for NDC implementation (26/03/19) | Recordings

Meetings and events

The fourth workshop of the TWG planned to take place in 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Online meetings and webinars are organized to allow for members to exchange.

Third TWG workshop (16-18 April 2019)

Third TWG workshop (16-18 April 2019)

The main objective of this meeting was to take stock of progress made by the TWG. It was a chance to discuss ways of strengthening countries’ planning and capacities for appropriate climate action in the agriculture sectors, in line with the international agenda on climate change.

Workshop report (EN)

FAO article on the event

Article on the website of Global Donor Platform for Rural Development

Second TWG workshop (5-6 March 2018)

Second TWG workshop (5-6 March 2018)

Countries and organizations got together to discuss their national commitments under the Paris Agreement, progress so far and capacity development support needed.

Workshop report

Inception workshop (May 2017)

Inception workshop (May 2017)

In the Inception workshop “Meeting the Needs of Agriculture, Food Security and Land Use” member countries worked together to shape the direction of the TWG.

Photos from the event