Land & Water

Tracking Adaptation in Agricultural Sectors (TAAS)

Tracking Adaptation in Agricultural Sectors (TAAS) is a flexible and consistent indicator framework for tracking adaptation in agricultural sectors (crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture) at national level. The indicator-based methodology consists of four major categories of indicators, reflecting both the local and national context: (1) natural resources; (2) agricultural production systems; (3) socio-economics; and (4) institutions and policy. These categories cut across all of the major entry points for adaptation – vulnerability reduction, enhancing adaptive capacity and mainstreaming climate change concerns into policies, programmes and plans. The framework is based on the recognition that adaptation should be tracked by analyzing a number of different indicators across agricultural sub-sectors, and by creating a thorough understanding of the relationship between climatic, environmental, socioeconomic and institutional and policy systems. FAO’s adaptation indicators framework aims to support country compliance with Articles 7 and 13 of the Paris Agreement, and helps monitoring the progress of adaptation activities at national level and reporting and sharing the information widely.