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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).

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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
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Number of records: 99
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 8 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. In the immediate aftermath of Haiyan, FAO complemented Government efforts to restore the livelihoods of farmers in time for the imminent planting season, while enhancing local and national capacity to avoid or reduce the adverse effects of future hazards. Two years after the typhoon ravaged coastal and farmland communities, the people who survived the storm—the farmers and fishers—are well 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; management; livelihood;
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
FAO; Republic of the Philippines Department of Agriculture; European Commission: Regional Plan of Action for Disaster Risk Reduction in Agriculture 2014-2018, Bicol Region, Philippines
Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the agri-fishery sector is one of the key challenges faced by Department of Agriculture considering that most of the government efforts in DRR as well as CCA (Climate Change Adaptation) are still focused in saving lives rather than livelihoods. Bicol Region, due to its geographic location, experiences about 20-22 tropical storms/typhoons annually that trigger landslides and widespread flooding that results to heavy losses in the agriculture industry. The development of this Plan of Action builds upon the lessons learned from being frequently affected by hydro-meteorological hazards, volcanic eruptions, pest and disease infestation.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: plan; action; planning; DRR; drr; risk; disaster; reduction; management; decentralization; institutional capacities; regional; framework; coordination; hazards; governance; Hyogo; framework
Type of resource: Publication or Report
The purpose of the Phased Agricultural Livelihood Needs Assessment Framework and Tools document is to provide minimum common standard assessment indicators and survey methodologies to understand and address the food security and agriculture needs of populations affected by crises. The goal is to establish a standardized corporate framework and toolbox to guide FAO staff in conducting emergency needs assessments. Tools for conducting emergency needs assessments can provide additional baseline data for planning and prioritizating interventions for climate change adaptation.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: Resilience; emergency; response; needs assessment; post-disaster; recovery; baseline data; contingency planning; disaster; risk; impact; damage; loss; rehabilitation; preparedness
Type of resource: Tool, Method
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