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.


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A body of evidence: What climate change implies for global food security and trade 18 June 2015 Global warming will have profound consequences on where and how food is produced, and also lead to a reduction in the nutritional properties of some crops, all of which has policy implications for the fight against hunger and poverty and for the global food trade, experts say in a new book. " Climate Change and Food Systems " collects the findings of a group of scientists and economists who have taken stock of climate change impacts on food and agriculture at global and regional levels over the past two decades. "The growing threat of climate change to the global food supply, and the challenges it poses for food security and nutrition, requires urgent concerted policy responses ... ," wrote FAO Deputy Director-General Natural Resources, Maria Helena Semedo, in her foreword to the volume. [more]
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Seeking new ways to address climate change and other pressing issues facing the Pacific 19 May 2015 The Eleventh Meeting of Southwest Pacific Ministers of Agriculture under the theme "Climate Smart Agriculture" began today with Papua New Guinea Deputy Prime Minister Leo Dion and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva highlighting some of the pressing issues affecting the countries in the region."I believe that the theme Climate Smart Agriculture is timely in view of the fact that the Pacific region is highly vulnerable to adverse climatic conditions such as cyclones, El Niño, sea level rise and storm surges," Dion said during his opening speech at the meeting which is being held in Papua New Guinea's capital, Port Moresby. [more]

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