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
Latest IPCC report highlights the critical need to transform agrifood systems as a way to mitigate and adapt to climate change
20/03/2023

FAO’s Strategy on Climate Change 2022-31 supports countries to make agrifood systems more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable

News
Tropical Cyclones Judy and Kevin: FAO mobilizes to safeguard food security and rural livelihoods in Vanuatu
16/03/2023

Team on the ground immediately swung into action to assist rural communities with the current vegetable planting season


News
Somalia: lives and livelihoods of millions still at risk, FAO calls for an urgent scale-up in emergency humanitarian aid alongside resilience
06/03/2023

Strategic investments are needed to sustainably improve food and water security for millions of Somalis

Publications
Publications
El Niño: Anticipatory Action and Response Plan, August–December 2023
08/2023

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

Publications
Myanmar: Cyclone Mocha. Urgent call for assistance
07/2023

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

Publications
Monitoring food security in food crisis countries and territories with conflict situations
04/2023

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

 
 
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
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...