Modelling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change (MOSAICC)


Adaptation to climate change and variability is a strategic priority for Uruguay. It is particularly important for food production in the country as that is a core activity of the domestic economy. Uruguay currently produces food for 28 million people, while the country only has a population of 3.3 million. A major part of this is cattle farming – more than 13,500,000 hectares are under permanent pasture, which is almost 83 percent of the agricultural area. Uruguay has already begun to design and implement adaptation measures in cattle production, including water sources, feed and rangeland management measures. Specific actions have also been created for other sub-sectors of agriculture.

MOSAICC within project framework

The Integrating Agriculture into National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) programme, coordinated by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and FAO, aims to address climate change adaptation concerns related to the agriculture sectors. It supports 11 developing countries in the integration of adaptation measures into national planning and budgeting processes. The initiative will also improve the countries' capability to access climate finance oppurtunities, such as the Global Environment Facility and the Green Climate Fund.