Climate Change

Publications

Type: Publications
Year: 2017
 
Countries have recognized the need for comprehensive changes in agriculture and food systems in order to adapt to and contribute to mitigation of climate change. To further these changes, appropriate policies and institutions are needed that align agricultural development, food security and climate objectives. They also have to be supported by financial resources, which must be used strategically to ensure maximum impact.  

This is Info note number 3 of 3 drawn from The State of Food and Agriculture 2016. Climate change, agriculture and food security. For sources and more detail, please refer to the complete report (available at www.fao.org/3/a-i6030e.pdf).

Type: Publications
Year: 2017

One hundred scientists, economists and policy experts participated in a three-day expert meeting (EM) to engage in a high-level, globally oriented, and multidisciplinary scoping of topics from climate change to land use and food security. The EM was structured around five themes: climate impacts and human-directed drivers of land change and linkages to food security; mitigation and adaptation options; and policies for resource management, smallholder resilience, mitigation and food and nutrition security. The present report offers a comprehensive synthesis of the EM findings and conclusions reflecting the collective view participants and external reviewers. The report is a valuable source for the IPCC above-mentioned Special Report, especially in relation to food security, as well as to researchers and policy makers concerned with the policy implication of food security in relation to post-Paris climate action and Agenda 2030. 

Type: Publications
Year: 2017

This publication presents FAO’s work in developing and strengthening indicators that measure food, agriculture and the sustainable use of natural resources, shining a light on the 21 indicators of FAO custodianship. It describes how the organization can support countries track progress and make the connection between monitoring and policymaking to achieve the SDGs.

Type: Publications
Year: 2017

How can we achieve FAO’s original vision of a world free from hunger and malnutrition? The report sheds some light on the nature of the challenges that agriculture and food systems are facing now and throughout the 21st century, and provides some insights as to what is at stake and what needs to be done. What emerges is that “business as usual” is no longer an option but calls for major transformations in agricultural systems, in rural economies and in how we manage our natural resources. The report was undertaken for the quadrennial review of the FAO Strategic Framework and in preparation for the Organization’s Medium-Term Plan 2018-2021.

Type: Publications
Year: 2017

This paper is an accompaniment to the FAO study, 'The Agricultural Sectors in the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs): Analysis'. Building on the results of that study, this paper outlines key types of support developing countries will require to effectively implement and report on their agricultural sector commitments, and ultimately scale up ambition in the coming years.