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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The joint project between UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme (NAP-Ag) is a multi-year initiative (2015-2018) funded by the International Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). The NAP-Ag is supporting countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to identify and integrate climate change adaptation measures into relevant national planning and budgeting processes. The report provides the highlights of activities which have taken place from 2015-2018.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: Highlights; NAP-Ag; Achievements; NAPs; capacity building;
Type of resource: Publication or Report
The document provides an overview of the potential steps needed in designing an adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework and plan for the agriculture sectors. It interprets how initial steps or building blocks proposed by GIZ, with regards to developing national adaptation M&E systems, could be applied for developing an adaptation M&E system for the agriculture sectors specifically.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: M&E; monitoring and evaluation; policy; methods; frameworks; reporting; adaptation; agriculture sector;
Type of resource: Article or presentation, Method
The video explains how the agriculture sectors are the most vulnerable to climate change and climate variability. This poses a multitude of challenges that must be overcome in the medium and long-term to ensure the lives, livelihoods as well as food security and nutrition of millions of people around the world. The need to adapt to changing climatic conditions is pressing for the poor - particularly women- who depend directly on agriculture for their livelihoods. The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process can catalyse implementation and financing for these agriculture-related adaptation priorities and working towards meeting the goals laid out in the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It also highlights the ongoing work of FAO and UNDP’s “Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag)” Programme.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
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Type of resource: Multimedia
The agriculture sectors are the most vulnerable to climate change and climate variability. Through a programme known as Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation plans (NAP-Ag), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are supporting eleven countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to plan for adaptation in the agriculture sectors. This video shows what three of these countries, Uganda, Thailand and Colombia, are doing to tackle climate change and integrate agriculture in their planning and budgeting processes.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
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Type of resource: Multimedia
According to the global climate risk index, Viet Nam is one of the ten nations most vulnerable to climate change impacts. Typhoons and other extreme weather events are increasing. Another impact is sea level rise, which is leading to saline intrusion, destroying rice fields and other crops.  Women farmers now form the majority of agricultural workers in the province because men are migrating to cities to work.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
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Type of resource: Multimedia
Sustainable crop production intensification faces particular threats from climate change. Although crop production systems are already responding to the challenges it implies, there is a need for better coordination between policymakers, farmers and other intermediaries to provide more timely, relevant technological and knowledge inputs to adapt to medium- and long-term climate change scenarios. Drawing on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) National Adaptation Plans Technical Guidelines and the Supplementary Guidelines Addressing agriculture, forestry and fisheries in National Adaptation Plans, this briefing note identifies the entry points at the national level to plan and budget for adaptation actions for the crop production sub-sector to respond to medium- and long-term climate change threats.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: Briefing note
Type of resource: Article or presentation
Using the framework of the National Adaptation Plans (NAP) process, this brief provides an overview of the key issues to consider and main entry points for gender mainstreaming in the development of NAPs for the agriculture sectors.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: Briefing note
Type of resource: Article or presentation
This briefing note illustrates the role and logic of Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) in the evaluation of climate change adaptation policies and projects in the agriculture sectors and describes the main analytical steps for conducting it, providing practical examples. The note describes the standard CBA methodology but highlights the peculiarities related to its implementation in the context of climate change adaptation in the agriculture sectors. 
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: briefing note; NAP-Ag
Type of resource: Article or presentation
The EX-ACT Value Chain (EX-ACT VC) is a multi-agent based tool appraising input supply, production, transport, processing and using numerous indicators. Being multi-impact designed, it gives performance on: (i) climate mitigation (GHG emissions, CFP, economic return of climate mitigation); (ii) climate resilience; (iii) socio-economic performances (value added, income and employment generated); (iv) other environment indicators (water use, energy use) of food Value Chains, either for the current situation of the chain, or for an upgrading project scenario. EX-ACT VC covers crops, livestock, fisheries and aquaculture value chains at micro and meso level (by agent, by stage and for the whole value chain). It will be useful when formulation a NAP, to assess, review adaptation actions implemented or planned.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: cocoa; coffee; banana; rice; assessment; ecosystem; performance; indicators; M&E
Type of resource: Tool
This paper outlines the importance of tracking adaptation in the context of the implementation of the Paris Agreement and provides a flexible and consistent indicator framework for tracking adaptation in agricultural sectors (includes agriculture, forestry and fisheries and aquaculture) at national level. The framework is based on the recognition that adaptation should be tracked by analyzing a number of different indicators across agricultural sub-sectors. It is useful when developing the monitoring and evaluation framework of a NAP. 
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: methodology; assessment; ranking;; reporting; iterative; tool; categories; sector; user; M&E; monitoring; evaluation
Type of resource: Tool, Publication or Report, Method