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Food

Fostering Resilience for Food Security

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.

Stories

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.

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.

Partnerships

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.

The UNDP Green Commodities Programme exists to improve the national, economic, social, and environmental performance of agricultural commodity sectors.

Resources

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.   

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,