Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture

Some of the ways that FAO supports member states

Boosting Koronivia

Projects funded by Germany and Japan are boosting the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture through the development of new knowledge products on Koronivia thematic areas, country-to-country exchanges and tools for countries to access climate finance. FAO supports countries and stakeholders in their effort to be more organized and effective in the Koronivia negotiation process and is directly involved in strengthening and facilitating country-to-country exchanges within growing regional groups. These include the League of Arab States (LAS), Francophone countries in Africa, Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) groups. The Latin American and Caribbean Platform for Climate Action in Agriculture (PLACA) was officially launched at COP25 and now includes over ten countries with more in talks to join.  

Technical support, expert knowledge and capacity strengthening

FAO is taking a leading role in advocating for food security and sustainable agriculture in the face of climate change and is one of the few UN specialized agencies that has been supporting countries for years in all of the main sectors of the KJWA. In line with its Strategy on Climate Change, FAO provides a wide-range of support to countries in the agricultural sectors including:

  • Policy, legal and institutional frameworks for climate action
  • Research, analysis and tools that respond to country needs
  • Knowledge sharing and capacity development
  • Access to finance to scale up climate investment
  • Monitoring and reporting progress in climate action

The Climate Change Knowledge Hub (CC-Hub) gathers all existing knowledge and resources on climate change in the agriculture and land use sectors. Its interactive features allow users to connect with peers, experts and capacity building providers. It also provides data, learning materials, guidelines, policy advice and tools. The CC-Hub's overall aim is to enhance countries' knowledge and capacity to deliver on their climate and Sustainable Development Goals.

Mobilizing investment in agriculture

FAO supports countries with access to finance though the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF). FAO draws on its strong field presence and in-depth understanding of GEF and GCF policies and procedures to assist countries with the development and implementation of hundreds of country-led projects on adaptation, climate smart agriculture, combatting land and forest degradation, sustainable forest management and disaster risk reduction helping them turn their climate ambitions into actions.