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Adoption of Sustainable Climate Technologies in the Agrifood Sector

The FAO-EBRD project “Adoption of Sustainable Climate Technologies in the Agrifood Sector” is carried outunder the umbrella of the Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change (FINTECC), funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) Shareholder Special Fund (SSF).

The project aims to develop methodological guidance for assessment and monitoring of climate technology market penetration, covering a broad range of agrifood technologies. The monitoring of climate technology market penetration is intended to:

  • Inform policy dialogue activities
  • Provide key information for public, private sector and financing institutions to support investment decisions
  • Increase knowledge on climate technology supply chain development. 

Methodological guidance has been developed to enable a country or funding institution to:

  • Identify GHG emissions in the agrifood sector by activities carried out both on-farm and during food processing.
  • Understand the markets for selected agrifood climate technologies and systems.
  • Consider other sustainability issues (not just GHG emissions) and co-benefits (incl. adaptation). 
  • Highlight relevant policies that had or can have an impact on the market penetration of climate technologies/practices in a country.

In addition to the development of the methodological guidance, FAO conducted a field pilot study in Morocco in 2016. Building on the results of the pilot phase, EBRD has requested that FAO extends the assessment to other SEMED (Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia) and ETC (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, Turkey and Ukraine) countries.

This project is co-funded by ERBD.