FAO-Adapt is an organization-wide framework programme launched in June 2011. It provides general guidance and introduces principles as well as priority themes, actions and implementation support to FAO’s multi-disciplinary activities for climate change adaptation.  

Improving the efficiency and coordination of adaptation efforts

FAO-Adapt provides an umbrella to FAO’s adaptation activities, including short-term and long-term adaptation measures. FAO-Adapt aims to enhance coordination, efficiency and visibility of FAO’s adaptation work. 

FAO’s Interdepartmental Working Group on Climate Change and its subgroup on adaptation facilitate the implementation process of FAO-Adapt. Technical units in FAO Headquarters and decentralized offices lead the delivery of outputs and actions consolidated under the priority themes defined in the Framework Programme.


Climate Change News

New approaches to food systems needed to cope with climate change 24 September 2014 Overcoming climate change is central to achieving a sustainable future for the planet's growing population, and food security must lie at the heart of that effort, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said during his speech at the UN Climate Summit in New York. [more]
Sustainable development of Small Island Developing States a global litmus test 5 September 2014 Coping with climate change should be seen as more than just a question of survival for small island countries - the international community should view it as a challenge to take unified action and notch up efforts to shift to a sustainable model of development, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said during the 3rd International UN Conference on SIDS in Apia, Samoa. [more]
Farmers' battle to cope with climate change could spark rural renewal 6 June 2014 6 June 2014, Rome - Shifting world agriculture to a "climate-smart" approach will not only help prevent future food security crises but holds the promise of sparking economic and agricultural renewal in rural areas where hunger and poverty are most prevalent, argues a new FAO publication. On the one hand, the magnitude and scope of climate change's impacts on agricultural systems means that boosting rural communities' resilience and adaptive capacities is essential to safeguarding world food security, notes FAO success stories on climate-smart agriculture , released today. [more]

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last updated:  Monday, August 5, 2013