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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

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...

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...

FAO's forest and climate change programme works to enhance national and international action on forests and climate change adaptation and mitigation. It aims to raise awareness, strengthen technical capacities 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...