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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 Economic and Policy Analysis of Climate Change (EPIC) programme supports countries in evidence-based policy making through sound economic and policy analysis to reform policies, institutions and investments on climate...

In order to safeguard and support the world’s agri-cultural heritage systems, FAO started an initiative for the identification and the dynamic conservation of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage systems (GIAHS) in 2002....

The project aims to generate and share up-to-date information on the vulnerability and adaptability to climate change of small-scale irrigation schemes in the main agro-ecological systems in the regions of Central and...

Project Showcase

The AVACLIM project (2019-2022) is funded by the Global Environment Facility and the Foundation for Environmental Monitoring. It aims to address the knowledge gap in evidence-based information on the effects of agroecological innovations. This is carried out by...

Co-funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the study aims to provide evidence and data on the technical potential (ecological and socio-economic) and the challenges and constraints to be considered when scaling up an agroecological approach to...

The Climate Change Adaptation in the Eastern Caribbean Fisheries Sector Project (CC4FISH) objective is to increase resilience and reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts in the Eastern Caribbean fisheries sector, through introduction of adaptation measures in fisheries management and capacity...

The project uses an ecosystem-based adaptation (EBA) approach whereas the ability of wetlands to buffer local people livelihoods against climate change impacts will be safeguarded through a combination of improved planning and governance conditions, direct investments in climate change adaptation measures and activities to strengthen...

The Modelling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change (MOSAICC) is an integrated package of models which allows users to assess the impact of climate change on agriculture. The aim of MOSAICC is to build capacities of experts in...

The “Analysis and Mapping of Impacts under Climate Change for Adaptation and Food Security (AMICAF)” project is being implemented by FAO to fill the information gap between academic climate change impact assessments and stakeholder decision making processes.

Multi-disciplinary assessment...