Economic and Policy Analysis of Climate Change

The Economic and Policy Analysis of Climate Change (EPIC) programme of the FAO Agrifood Economics Division (ESA), supports countries in evidence-based policy making through sound economic and policy analysis to reform policies, institutions and investments on climate change, in connection with agricultural development and food security.  

The programme aims to strengthen sustainable agricultural systems through better policies and sound analysis of the costs, tradeoffs, adoption barriers and benefits, as well as the impacts of climate change on agriculture.

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News - 17.10.2023

We are happy to inform you that the updated version of the EX-ACT VC tool technical guidelines for v3.5 has been published online. The two sections that have undergone the most significant revisions are Part 3 (Step-by-step instructions) and Part 4 (Interpretation of results).

A reminder of what’s new with EX-ACT [...]

The EX-ACT suite of tools is composed of three appraisal systems developed by FAO to provide estimates of the impact of AFOLU-related activities on climate change, biodiversity and societies.

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Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool for Value Chain: EX-ACT VC – Guidelines

The Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool for Value Chains (EX-ACT VC) is a quantitative multi-appraisal tool that evaluates the sustainability of agrifood value chains simultaneously along several environmental, economic, and social dimensions. It analyses greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions along an agrifood value [...]

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