Madagascar is currently the 5th worldwide among countries most exposed to risks due to climate change and the first country in Africa exposed. For 30 years since 1980, natural hazards including droughts, earthquakes, epidemics, floods, cyclones and extreme temperatures, caused economic damage of more than $1 billion in Madagascar and the agricultural sector is among the hardest hit sectors.
This audio production was created through FAO’s partnership with the World Organization of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC). This radio programme by JRKDem - Samudra FM in Indonesia focuses on climate change.
Mr. Kustiwa Adinata, Secretary General of the Indonesian IPM Farmers Association (IPPHTI), talks about the impacts and efforts to adapt to climate change in the agricultural sector and coastal areas in Indonesia. Language: Bahasa.
The team leader of the Evaluation of FAO’s contribution to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation (CCAM), Mr. Ashwin Bhouraskar, explains how FAO has contributed worldwide to address climate change. Watch the video to learn more about the evaluation main findings and recommendations.
The FAO Deputy Director General and the Director of FAO Climate and Environment Division provide their comments and reveal that FAO is committed to create a climate change corporate strategy by the end of 2016.
The full evaluation report is available for free download at: http://www.fao.org/evaluation/en/
The world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. Agriculture has a key role to play in feeding this population. However, agriculture must adapt to climate change and help mitigate climate impacts. Romina Cavatassi and Aslihan Arslan, Natural Resource Economists of the FAO Agricultural Development Economics Division explain how Climate Smart Agriculture addresses agricultural development to achieve sustainable food and agriculture worldwide. They describe the FAO policy work, including key policy messages. This video forms part of a series of policy and governance videos being produced by FAO in 2016.
The devastating drought sparked by the worst El Niño in records has driven Ethiopia to an alarming state of food insecurity and malnutrition. The El Niño-induced drought is not just a food crisis — above all, it is a livelihood crisis. FAO Ethiopia seeks USD 13 million by the end of March to support more than 600.000 of the worst affected people, for seed support – both food crop seed and forage seed - and supplementary feeding for core breeding animals of livestock-dependent households. This is part of its overall USD 50 million El Niño Response Plan, which remains less than 10 percent funded.