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FAO at COP28: Agrifood systems solutions to shape climate agenda

Director-General QU Dongyu will lead FAO delegation at the global event in Dubai, where the Organization will launch a series of reports and co-host...

Why agrifood systems must be at the core of climate action: a COP28 preview with FAO climate expert

Kaveh Zahedi, Director of the FAO Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, talks about agrifood systems climate solutions and FAO...

FAO's sack gardens effectively improve the resilience of internally displaced people

In Mali, FAO is supporting displaced populations by providing emergency food production kits that enable them to quickly produce their own food within host communities.


Around the world, disasters are causing unprecedented levels of damage and loss in agriculture.

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The Smallholder Agricultural Competitiveness Project (SACP), funded by the Government of Bangladesh and IFAD, seeks to enhance farmer incomes and resilience in the vulnerable coastal regions of Bangladesh, which face numerous water and climate challenges.

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Follow FAO at COP28

The 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) hosted by the United Arab Emirates in Dubai will take place between 30 November and 12 December. For FAO, COP28 serves as a platform for collaborative dialogue, knowledge sharing, and decision-making on the unique role of agriculture and food systems in the fight against climate change.

See the FAO at COP28 webpage for more information.

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Climate action

Actions to make agriculture sustainable are among the most effective measures to help nations adapt to and mitigate climate change. 

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Anticipatory action

FAO is forging a way for a faster, more effective humanitarian system by shifting from disaster response to anticipation.


Forced displacement has reached a scale not seen since records began. It has not only increased to an unprecedented level, but so too has its average duration.


The latest forecasts point to a greater than 80 percent chance of El Niño continuing through March–May 2024, following declaration of the onset of El Niño conditions in early July 2023 by the World Meteorological Organization.


FAO–WFP early warnings on acute food insecurity: November 2023 to April 2024 outlook