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Economic and Policy Analysis of Climate Change

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 change, in connection with agricultural development and food security.  

The programme aims to strengthen sustainable agricultural systems through better policies and sound analysis of the costs, tradeoffs, adoption barriers and benefits, as well as the impacts of climate change on agriculture.


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

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News - 30.05.2018

The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has tapped colleagues in TCI to assist in the preparation of future agriculture sector policies for the Caribbean region. The request in the first phase of the collaboration consists of data gathering to create a state of food report for 19 borrowing countries of the [...]

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EX-ACT blue carbon case study – Gabon

This report presents the results of an Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool (EX-ACT) Greenhouse Gas appraisal of the project “Sustainable management of critical wetland ecosystems” in Gabon. The project aims to improve protection of biodiversity in selected forested wetlands on the Ramsar [...]

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