FAO emergencies and resilience

Climate action

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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.

News
News
Viet Nam: FAO and Belgium assist food-insecure smallholder farming households impacted by the shock of the recent floods
18/11/2020

Since 6 October 2020, the central region of Viet Nam has experienced prolonged heavy rains in association with three tropical storms that made landfall...

News
Yemen: Malnutrition surges among young children as conditions worsen
27/10/2020

One in five children under five in parts of Yemen are estimated to be acutely malnourished and in urgent need of treatment as malnutrition cases...

News
FAO welcomes $3 million contribution from Germany and Sweden to help farmers fight the impact of climate change
08/10/2020

Assistance will support capacity development and sustainability in vulnerable countries

Publications
Publications
Anticipating El Niño: Mitigation, preparedness and response plan for Southern Africa, 2023–2025
12/2023

El Niño poses a serious threat to the food security and survival of vulnerable communities around the world.

Publications
Viet Nam: Impact of Anticipatory Action
11/2023

This study documents the outcomes of an Anticipatory Action activation implemented in the central provinces of Viet Nam ahead of Typhoon Noru, in September...

Publications
Madagascar: Urgent call for assistance, November 2023–May 2024
11/2023

The humanitarian situation in Madagascar remains of concern due to the negative impact of prolonged drought in the Grand Sud and consecutive tropical...

 
 
Multimedia
Video
Leveraging social protection's role in climate adaptation in rural areas
23/02/2023

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...

Video
The Impact of Disasters and Climate Change on Agriculture and Food Security 2023
24/10/2023

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

Video
Listening to Women: adapting to climate change
05/05/2022

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