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FAO's Programme work in Climate Change

FAO is implementing a series of global programmes that are successfully supporting countries to develop and implement the policy frameworks and institutional arrangements needed to transform policy and create an enabling environment for agricultural development under climate change.  

The ongoing projects respond to the needs and demands of countries, and thus vary in thematic focus, scope and scale.  

Key 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...

Project Showcase

As the need for sustainable food and agriculture systems becomes increasingly urgent, there has been a variety of different sustainability initiatives launched in recent years with the aim of promoting a transition to sustainability.  FAO built on existing efforts to develop...

The Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool (EX-ACT), an appraisal system developed by FAO, provides ex-ante estimates of the impact of agriculture and forestry development projects, programmes and policies on the carbon-balance. The carbon-balance is defined as the net balance from all greenhouse...

The Self-evaluation and Holistic Assessment of climate Resilience of farmers and Pastoralists (SHARP) tool is a project that addresses the need to better understand and respond to the concerns and interests of family farmers and pastoralists in their efforts to...

The Assessments of Climate Change Impacts and Mapping of Vulnerability to Food Insecurity under Climate Change to Strengthen Household Food Security with Livelihoods' Adaptation Approaches (AMICAF) is a project currently being implemented in the Philippines (together with the Philippine Department...

The MOdelling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change (MOSAICC) is a system of models and utilities designed to carry out inter-disciplinary climate change impact assessment on agriculture through simulations.

The main components of the system are one statistical downscaling portal...

ASIS (Agriculture Stress Index System) monitors vegetation indices across global crop areas during the growth season and can detect hotspots all over the world where crops may be affected by drought.

Drought is the world’s most destructive natural hazard and has...