Adaptation Projects

FAO's programme on climate change considers the major objective of ensuring food security. We currently have projects that are country and regional specific, and well as our MDG-F projects. View our lists of projects for real examples as to how FAO-Adapt and other climate-smart agriculture progammes are working within the theme of climate change.


Examples of adaptation projects by region:

ALL adaptation projects  (as of 2009)
Africa: Morocco,Mozambique, Lesotho
Asia: Philippines, Bangladesh, China: Qinghai, China:Juye (Disaster Risk Reduction), India, Nepal, Vietnam
Turkey, Regional
Latin America and the Caribbean: 
Tropical Andes,Nicaragua,El Salvador,Saint-Lucia (Disaster Risk Reduction),Belize (Disaster Risk Reduction),Regional project Caribbean (Disaster Risk Reduction),Ecuador, Colombia,Guatemala,Peru, Uruguay
Near East:


FAO-Adapt Projects


Featured projects:

Livelihood Adaptation to Climate Change (LACC) Project: Bangladesh 19 January 2012 From 2005 to 2009 , this project promoted climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction processes and capacities for sustainable livelihoods and food security in the rural sectors including crops, livestock, fisheries and forestry and other key factors of rural livelihoods in the drought prone and coastal regions of Bangladesh. [more]
MDG-F Environment and Climate Change Programmes 19 January 2012 The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Achievement Fund is an international cooperation mechanism that aims to accelerate progress on the MDGs worldwide. Established in December 2006 with a contribution of €528 million Euros ($US710M) from the Spanish Government to the United Nations system, the MDG-F supports national governments, local authorities and citizen organizations in their efforts to tackle poverty and inequality. MDG-F is implemented in seven thematic windows, where Window 1 is dealing with Environment and Climate Change. FAO is involved in 16 national programmes under the Environment and Climate Change window. All of them started in 2008-2009, with duration of three years. [more]
Climate Change Adaptation & Disaster Risk Management in the Tropical Andes 19 January 2012 Communities located in the upper parts of watersheds in Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador are under constant threat of inclement weather, which aggravates the destruction of the natural environment, with devastating effects on agricultural production, thus perpetuating the vicious circle of poverty. To achieve the necessary changes to allow the effective transformation of the quality of life in high mountain areas it is essential to strengthen the capacities of local and regional governments, who are the best positioned actors to implement the required transformations. This project, assisting Andean countries in disaster risk management and reduction ran from April 2008 - August 2010. [more]

last updated:  Saturday, October 13, 2012