The CRIWMP’s innovative integrated water management model adopts a whole-of-ecosystem approach to strengthen the resilience of smallholder farmers in the Dry Zone to climate variability and extreme events by working through three approaches.
Droughts, floods, changing rainfall patterns, and other extreme weather events put vulnerable communities at risk. With improved access to climate information, new technologies, and advanced land and water management techniques, vulnerable communities are receiving the tools they need to feed their families today, tomorrow and into the future. This service line addresses the risks of climate change across the value chain – especially agricultural products that are important to food and nutrition security. The main areas of work include pre-production and input management; capacity to provide and apply climate information services; production and diversified integrated systems; and post-production offerings including the provision of financial services and access to markets.
A Green Climate Fund-financed project in Zambia is helping farmers to adapt to increased floods and droughts with field schools, advanced climate-resilient planting techniques, and new business opportunities, with support from UNDP.
Led by the Local Government Division of the Ministry of Local Government Rural Development and Cooperatives, the Local Government Initiative on Climate Change (LoGIC) project built a Community Resilience Fund, providing small-scale grants (up to US$350) to households in highly vulnerable areas to enable them to undertake proven, incremental, ‘low-regret’ adaptation activities with immediate benefits for their income, food security, and well-being.
'Enforcement training on Nonouti ‘Tania ni Maiu’ bylaw' November 2022
A team of three government officers - from the Local Government Division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Attorney General’s office - travelled to Nonouti Island to conduct an enforcement training on the recent approved Nonouti ‘Tania ni Maiu’ bylaw, an important tool for the island council that will enhance and support safeguarding of Nonouti food security through setting of obligations for people on protecting and conserving of their marine resources, land resources and others.
'Maiana Island celebrates World Food Day and hosts LDCF1 project closure workshop' November 2022
17 November 2022 – A team comprised of staff from the departments of Agriculture and Livestock (ALD) and Environment and Conservation (ECD) from the Ministry of the Environment, Land and Agriculture Development (MELAD), Coastal Fisheries (CFD) from Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Development (MFMRD), Local Government Division from Ministry of Internal Affairs with the company of Office of Attorney General (OAGs), Kiribati Meteorological Services (KMS) from Office of Te Beretetitenti, the Internal Trade and Business along with Tourism (TAK) from the Ministry of Tourism, Commerce,
'Nonouti Island Community-Based Tourism (CBT) development progressing' October 2022
The Tourism Authority of Kiribati (TAK) in collaboration with the Business Promotion Unit of the Ministry of Tourism, Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MTCIC) continued its community-based tourism programme on Nonouti Island from 14 – 31 October 2022. Through this mission, the team worked with participating communities to develop their community-based tourism business plans. This included consultation with participating communities on business name ideas, package and pricing and other necessary information required for the business plan completion.
'Ministry of Tourism, Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives strengthens income generation for food security through LDCF1 project' November 2022
On September 24, a team from the Ministry of Tourism, Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MTCIC) departed Tarawa for Abemama island. The mission lasted for 21 days with the purpose to undertake training, consultation, and awareness to strengthen business initiatives through increasing trade from local products and value-added products from in-land and marine resources to enhance food security under the impacts of climate change.
'Cooperatives and credit union established at Maiana' October 2022
Two new cooperatives and one new credit union were established at the island of Maiana. One cooperative belongs to a group of women from Maiana (Nei Te Kewe ni Maiana CS). This cooperative is selling handicrafts and Mauriwear. The other cooperative is called Bubutei Fisherman CS, and their services relate to marine products. The new credit union is called Team Work Credit union from Temwangaua village.
'Creel survey on Abemama island' October 2022
From 24 September to 15 October 2022, a team of four officials from the Research and Monitoring Unit of the Coastal Fisheries Division visited Abemama Island to carry out a creel survey on the Island. A creel survey targets fishermen with the aim of collecting information on artisanal coastal fishing activities including fishers’ demographics, fishing behaviour, catch composition, including catch per unit effort, and fishers' perceptions.
'Support to environmental conservation at Nonouti' October 2022
Officers from the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development (MELAD) and one from the Ministry of Women, Youth, Sports and Social Affairs (MWYSSA) conducted a 15-day mission to Nonouti Island 16 - 31 October 2022 to support the Island Elders (Te Buroo n Nonouti) and the two villages/communities in the development of their integrated environment and natural resource management plan (IENRMP) and constitution, as well as mangrove picking and planting with church youth, recruitment of EEO (Environment Extension Officer).
'On Nonouti, LDCF continues to support environmental sustainability and food security' October 2022
From September 28 to October 5, 2022, officers from the Environment and Conservation Division carried out activities in Kiribati to improve food security, preserve the environment, and lessen the effects of climate change. The activities included building coastal beach brush, planting coastal areas, tagging turtles, delineating seagrass beds, selecting and planting mangroves on Nounouti with the cooperation of communities, and lastly monitoring mangroves planted by communities taking part in the mangrove competition which was initiated in April 2021.
UNDP Issues Brief on Resilient Food and Agriculture
As climate change continues to drive food insecurity, addressing the risks of climate change across the value chain – especially agricultural products that are important to food and nutrition security – will yield significant adaptation benefits to vulnerable small producers and rural communities at large. This will support global efforts to end hunger and poverty, build more effective farming practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and accelerate the ambition of Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement.
Creating a Sustainable Food Future
The UNDP Green Commodities Programme exists to improve the national, economic, social, and environmental performance of agricultural commodity sectors.
The purpose of this centre is to provide a fast-tracked, demand-driven mechanism for African countries to access grant resources that support policies, initiatives, and best practices on climate change, food security, access to water, and clean energy, accelerating progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Scaling up Climate Ambition on Land Use and Agriculture through NDCs and National Adaptation Plans (SCALA)
The SCALA programme responds to the urgent need for increased action to cope with climate change impacts in the agriculture and land-use sectors. SCALA supports twelve countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to build adaptive capacity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to meet targets set out in National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), as well as contribute to the SDGs. UNDP and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are co-leading this €20 million programme (2021-2025) with funding from the German Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through its International Climate Initiative (IKI).