FAO emergencies and resilience

Climate action


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

FAO helps crisis-affected and at-risk populations to withstand future shocks by embedding resilience-building within humanitarian activities. This means addressing underlying vulnerabilities and reducing the risks faced by rural communities, for example through promoting and spreading disaster risk reduction and climate resilient production practices.

Building on decades of global experience and expertise, FAO is further integrating climate action into every facet of its work to support countries in facing these impacts. More-resilient farmers, foresters, herders and fishers can deliver transformative change that enhances their livelihoods and shields them from the negative impacts of climate change.

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Yemen: FAO and the World Bank collaborate to restore lost hopes and agricultural livelihoods in flood-affected areas

Abdurrahman Hassan Farhan Gird is a 27 year old farmer and a father of two from Wadi Nakhlah, Maqbana District in Taiz Governorate of Yemen

New review finds slow progress in restoring Africa’s degraded lands, urges greater efforts for climate action

With the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration underway, review finds successes and many challenges ahead to restore Africa’s degraded lands and improve...

Famine relief blocked by bullets, red tape and lack of funding, warn FAO and WFP as acute food insecurity reaches new highs

Efforts to fight a global surge in acute food insecurity are being stymied in several countries by fighting and blockades that cut off life-saving aid...

El Niño: Anticipatory Action and Response Plan, August–December 2023

Mitigating the expected impacts of El Niño-induced climate extremes on agriculture and food security

Myanmar: Cyclone Mocha. Urgent call for assistance

On 14 May 2023, cyclone Mocha made landfall in Myanmar, accompanied by violent gusts, torrential rainfall and flooding.

Monitoring food security in food crisis countries and territories with conflict situations

This is the twelfth update of the Monitoring food security in food crisis countries and territories with conflict situations.

Leveraging social protection's role in climate adaptation in rural areas

Small-scale producers contribute the least to climate change, but are the most at risk of welfare losses due to increasing global temperatures and extreme...

Listening to Women: adapting to climate change

Dryland areas are experiencing the devastating consequences of climate change through rapid desertification, increasing poverty and diminished soil...