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: 150
This Toolkit provides step-by-step guidance in the design of measurable, verifiable, and reportable adaptation initiatives. It features advice on key information required, relevant sources, critical issues to consider, and examples that are relevant to designing a climate change adaptation initiative. It is targeted to a wide audience of practitioners who are called on to support the formulation of adaptation initiatives.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: principle; planning; identification; results; framework; barrier; stakeholder; consensus; tools; methodologies
Type of resource: Tool, Learning material, Method
SNAP is a tool to assess, enhance, and monitor a country’s capacity for adaptation planning. This publication showcases the utility and use of the tool and highlights results from its application in various geographical terrains on national and subnational scale. The SNAP tool is one of the most widely used tools in GIZ’s armoury of support instruments for the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process.
Language: EN , FR , SP , RU , AR , CH , Other
Keywords: national; determined; contribution; information; climate; assessment; stakeholders; implementation; mainstreaming; participation; monitoring; evaluation; M&E; roadmap
Type of resource: Tool, Learning material
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