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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
Year of publishing or latest release:
Number of records: 120
Stanford University; University of Minnesota; The Nature Conservancy; WWF: InVEST - Integrated Valuation of Environmental Services and Trade-offs
InVEST is a set of spatially explicit software models that can be used to quantify, map and value the benefits provided by terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems in either biophysical or economic terms. The tools in the suite can be used to map and analyse the relative importance of different areas for ecosystem services.  The tool enables decision makers to assess quantified tradeoffs associated with alternative management choices and to identify areas where investment in natural capital can enhance human development and conservation. The tool allows estimating for example coastal vulnerability or development of fisheries. 
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: GIS; carbon; sequestration; marine; sediment; environmental; services
Type of resource: Tool
CRiSTAL (Community-based Risk Screening Tool – Adaptation and Livelihoods) is a set of project-planning tools to help project managers and planners identify and prioritize climate risks at the community level. The tools help in identifying livelihood resources most important to climate adaptation and as a basis for designing adaptation strategies. CRiSTAL targets project planners and managers working at the local or community level. The set includes different tools for food security, forests and conservation areas.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: risks; community; planning; assessment; design; risk; screening; livelihood
Type of resource: Tool
This toolkit provides with tools to estimate the economic costs and benefits of climate change impacts, as well as adaptation options that are relevant for the agriculture sector. Targeting technical officers at the national and sub-national level, it provides information to begin adaptation planning from the economic perspective.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: water; analysis; efficient; economic; econometric; model; scenario; scenarios; data; benefits; cost; costs; uncertainty; macroeconomic; information; coastal; sea; rise
Type of resource: Learning material, Publication or Report
Link to the related web site: http://www.adaptation-undp.org/
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
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