Flexible Multi-Partner Mechanism (FMM)

National Adaptation Plans - Climate Smart Agriculture


To initiate the development of a global support programme to assist countries in developing preparedness for climate change, as outlined in the CPFs, in particular through countries’ medium- to long-term perspective of agriculture sector planning and budgeting on adaptation actions and ensure that the climate-smart agriculture approach is fully embedded in agricultural development and investment planning.

Major results

• Coordinated development of a globally applicable approach and methodology for an
agricultural component to National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).
•  Contributed to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC) negotiations.
• Revived debate on climate change in the Committee on World Food Security (CFS).
• Strengthened FAO’s visibility globally, regionally and nationally as an agency that
provides countries with technical and financial support to formulate and implement
NAPs as an instrument to implement the Nationally Determined Contributions.
• Supported FAO regional climate change officers to provide technical support and link
country efforts in regional initiative.
• Provided country support to Malawi; initial support activities were initiated in Uganda.
• Two workshops held to advance the technical capacities of 15 Malawian experts
representing various ministries and universities in climate and crop sciences to apply
FAO’s Modelling System for Agriculture Impacts of Climate Change (MOSAICC).
• Provided technical support to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries
(MAAIF) to finalise the National Adaptation Plan for the Agriculture sector (NAP-Ag).

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