Home > In Action > Projects > Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) > Knowledge Tank

Knowledge Tank for agriculture sectors’ adaptation to climate change

This NAP-Ag Knowledge Tank:

  • Contains tools, methods, case studies and other knowledge materials on climate change adaptation in the agriculture sectors (crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture).
  • Targets national planners, development actors and decision makers.
  • Supports countries in highlighting key resources for adaptation planning and budgeting, especially in formulating and implementing National Adaptation Plans (NAP).

For more information, see the Background and focus and the Disclaimer.

More search options

Topics: Climate change
Areas of work: development
Element when formulating and implementing a National Adaptation Plan (NAP)
A) Laying the ground work
B) Preparatory elements
C) Implementation strategies
D) Reporting, monitoring and review
Year of publishing or latest release:
Number of records: 117
Globally, climactic conditions are increasingly variable, and the intensity of their effects stronger. As climate change brings new uncertainties, risks and changes to already existing risks, building resilience is critical if the agriculture sectors are to adapt to climate change. In 2012, a joint FAO/OECD Workshop on “Building Resilience for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector” addressed these issues in different agro-ecological and socio-economic contexts, and from different perspectives – biophysical, economic, and social and institutional. Workshop sessions questioned the notion of resilience and confronted concepts, policies, risk management strategies and case studies at various scales, from farm and household to national and global. This publication is a compilation of the summary and papers presented at the workshop, analysing among other things National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) that paved the way toward medium- and long-term planning within NAPs.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: NAPA; planning; scale;
Type of resource: Publication or Report
This publication highlights the importance and global priority of investing in sustainable mountain development for addressing the current challenges. It draws an overview of sustainable mountain development, focusing on: 1) mountains characteristics, risks and threats; 2) approaches to mountain management; 3) opportunities and challenges for future sustainable mountain development. It lays the ground and gives recommendations for addressing sustainable development when planning for adaptation in mountain areas. The publication includes a list of contacts to key global and regional mountain institutions and networks for collaboration and further information.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: sustainable; mountain; development; ecosystem; services; invest; disaster; climate; change; risks; threats; economic; opportunities; policy; indigenous; migration;
Type of resource: Publication or Report
This publication presents FAO’s vision and approach to social protection. It highlights the guiding principals, how these are translated in the organization's programmatic work and the key strategies.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: protection; indicators; development; rural; poverty; social; inclusion; outreach; advocacy; policy; partnership; implementation; knowledge; sustainability; intervention
Type of resource: Publication or Report
The Food Chain Crisis - Emergency Prevention System (FCC-EMPRES) is FAO’s approach to prevent animal disease and plant pest outbreaks and food safety incidents before they occur and thus to protect the food chain. This publication, based on 23 FCC-EMPRES information sheets, showcases some of the best practices currently in use in four areas (animal health, plant protection, food safety and coordination and intelligence). The methods and tools presented  will strenghten readers'understanding of how information systems, early warning mechanisms, tools, manuals and guidelines can facilitate monitoring, detecting and assessing threats to animal and plant health and food safety, and will assist Member States in developing policies, strengthening preparedness, and communicating to allow for timely actions.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: animal; disease; plant; pests; diseases; FCC-EMPRES; prevention; tools; resilience; surveillance; timely; action
Type of resource: Tool, Method
Food Security Information Network (FSIN): Global Report on Food Crises 2017
The Global Report on Food Crises 2017 is the result of a consultative process established to involve a wide range of stakeholders who bring together credible and globally accepted findings from all major risk analysis and early warning systems. The report is designed to: i) summarize available data and analysis from global, regional and national food security monitoring systems; ii) add value by bringing together this complex data and information to provide an accurate, comprehensive, transparent, assessment of existing food security analysis, iii) identify key data and analytical gaps and iv) drive improved coordination and informed planning and implementation for humanitarian and resilience-building initiatives.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: food; crisis; report; famine; prevention; response; Syria ; Yemen; Lake Chad Basin; drought; Horn Of Africa; conflict; prices; natural; disasters; hurricane; El Nino; El Niño
Type of resource: Publication or Report
Lao People’s Democratic Republic has been increasingly affected by natural hazards. Floods, droughts, and storms, which often trigger secondary hazards such as landslides, fires, infestations and outbreaks of animal diseases, cause each year severe damages and losses of lives, livelihoods and infrastructure. Based on the high commitment to promote the shift towards proactive disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM), MAF has initiated an interactive DRRM stakeholder consultation process in 2013, which led to the development of this Plan of Action for DRRM in Agriculture (2014-2016).
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: national; plan; governance; disaster; risk; reduction; management; coordination; institutional capacity; Hyogo; framework; action; hazard
Type of resource: Publication or Report
This report presents the findings of a study commissioned by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to review the status of development and implementation of disaster risk management (DRM) plans for the agriculture sector throughout the Caribbean.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: Disaster; risk; reduction; management; planning; mainstreaming; institutional capacity; coordination; governance; national; plan; planning; action; preparedness; recovery; rehabilitation; Hyogo; framework
Type of resource: Publication or Report
When Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) swept through the central Philippines on November 2013, the storm affected some 14.1 million people and caused more than USD 700 million in damage to the agriculture sector, severely threatening the country’s food security. Building more resilient livelihoods was a key focus of FAO’s Typhoon Haiyan Strategic Response Plan. The plan included four areas of intervention: rice and corn farming; coconut-based farming systems; fisheries and coastal communities; and coastal and mangrove forest rehabilitation, including coconut-based farming systems and fisheries projects.  Two years after the typhoon ravaged coastal and farmland communities, the people who survived the storm – the farmers and fishers – are on the road to recovery. This book is a tribute to their resilience and our work together to build back better their agricultural livelihoods after suffering such devastating losses.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: typhoon; emergency; response; recovery; resilience; disaster; risk; reduction; livelihood; hurricane; coast; mangrove; rehabilitation; restoration; rice; corn; fish;
Type of resource: Case study
Planning Communication for Agricultural Disaster Risk Management (ADRM) provides a guide for designing and implementing communication activities in support of ADRM. It focuses primarily on experiences gained in the English Caribbean region that have been also validated elsewhere. As a field guide, it presents how to assess rural people’s communication needs and how to plan and implement Communication for Development (ComDev) activities to increase the resilience and protect the livelihoods of rural communities in the context of disaster risk management, crisis preparedness and responses in agriculture, food and nutrition. Communication for Development (ComDev) is an approach that combines participatory communication methods and tools – ranging from  ommunity media to information and communication technologies (ICTs). It plays a key role in responding to new development challenges in the agricultural and rural development sector, for example disaster risk management, food security and nutrition, and climate change adaptation issues.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: community; disaster; risk; management; reduction; capacity; analysis; needs assessment; monitoring; media;
Type of resource: Learning material
Guyana is extremely susceptible to a number of hydro meteorological, biological and technological hazards. The Agriculture Disaster Risk Management Plan symbolizes the unwavering commitment of the Government of Guyana and the Ministry of Agriculture to risk reduction and people focused development. It presents a multi-hazard holistic framework for effectively mainstreaming disaster risk reduction (DRR) into the agriculture sub-sectors, with the long term goal of protecting livelihoods, social capital, food and nutrition security and Guyana’s wealth creation potential.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: national; plan; disaster; risk; reduction; management; institutional capacity; coordination; governance; framework; hazards
Type of resource: Publication or Report
« Previous 1 2 3 4 5 ... 12