Climate change and extreme weather events, from heat waves to drought and flooding, are more frequent than ever before. How are the agriculture sectors and farmers expected to adapt?
The Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) programme, jointly coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is working with eleven countries to identify and integrate climate adaptation measures into national planning and budgeting processes, in support of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. As the NAP-Ag programme phases out, a new programme called Scaling up Climate Ambition on Land Use and Agriculture through NDCs and NAPs (SCALA) was launched in December 2019 to build on its achievements and continue to support countries through a wide range of activities.
This website gives an overview of our work at international and national level, country activities, a knowledge tank, case studies and much more.


Increasing the importance of agriculture in Guatemala’s NDC update

Guatemala, 18 June 2020 - While Guatemala is currently revising its climate commitments through a more enhanced NDC submission to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) by November 2020, the country is giving the agriculture sectors more prominence this time around. Implementing and improving the monitoring system of the sector and identifying key adaptation measures is essential for developing a more ambitious NDC.

Acentuando la importancia de la agricultura en la actualización de la NDC de Guatemala

Guatemala, 18 de junio de 2020 - Si bien Guatemala está revisando actualmente sus compromisos climáticos a través de la actualización de su NDC, a ser presentada a la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (CMNUCC) en noviembre de 2020, el país está dando mayor énfasis a los sectores agrícolas en esta ocasión. Implementar y mejorar el sistema de monitoreo del sector e identificar medidas clave de adaptación son esenciales para desarrollar una NDC más ambiciosa.

Webinar recordings: Strengthening monitoring and evaluation for adaptation in the agriculture sectors

This webinar provided an overview of key steps for the development of a national monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems for tracking adaptation in the agriculture sectors. During the webinar, the FAO and UNDP Guidance Note was presented and partner countries shared their experiences in developing and operationalising M&E systems for adaptation.

Event: Webinar on monitoring and evaluation 23 April 2020

On Thursday, 23 April 2020, the FAO-UNDP “Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans” (NAP-Ag) Programmeis is organizing a webinar from 16:00 - 17:30 (CET) on Strengthening monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for adaptation planning for the agriculture sectors, based on the recently published M&E guidance note.

Farmers and government partners forge new pathways paved by the success of NAP-Ag in the Philippines

28 February 2020, Manila, Philippines – As the NAP-Ag programme came to a close in the Philippines in December 2019, government partners were brought together to share insights with key stakeholders, and reflect on the outcomes achieved over the past four years.

Event: Webinar on mainstreaming gender equality in NDCs

On Tuesday18 February at 8:00 AM EST, the UNDP NDC Support Programme and FAO-UNDP “Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans” (NAP-Ag) Programme are co-organizing a webinar on mainstreaming gender in adaptation planning for the agriculture sectors.

Using NAP-Ag knowledge products in adaptation project design

The NAP-Ag programme has developed a range of knowledge products that can be used at various steps during adaptation project design. This articles provides a selection of these products, describing how and when they can be applied.

COP25: Discussing opportunities for improved land use management to achieve climate action

5 December 2019, Madrid, Spain – NAP-Ag partner countries as well as members of the global team got together at the climate change conference (COP25) in Madrid to showcase country experiences of integrating agricultural sectors in national climate policies, as well as international commitments, such as the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture. 

UNDP and FAO partner on agriculture and land-use planning to support developing countries in accelerating ambition of climate actions

€20 million programme funded by Germany will boost agriculture sectors’ role in addressing climate change impacts and reaching targets for low-carbon climate-resilient development

Gambian ministries discuss agricultural priorities for climate change adaptation

7 November, 2019, Banjul, The Gambia - In November, representatives from Gambian ministries gathered for the National Workshop on Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) in Banjul to address long-term resilience planning in agriculture, a sector that will critically impact 70 percent of the nation’s poor, and up to 91 percent of Gambia’s extreme poor.


This Toolkit aims to help countries in selecting and analyzing value chains for opportunities to improve climate change resilience and reduce gender inequalities. Key strengths of the value chain approach include assisting in adaptation planning, analysis of vulnerabilities and hotspots across a value chain, assessing risks at each node, identifying new market opportunities to help communities adapt, and suggesting partnerships in which there is mutual benefit from the implementation of the strategies.

This case study on Viet Nam is part of a series that describes the steps taken to formulate and implement National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), with an emphasis on adaptation in agriculture (including forestry, livestock and fisheries). This series will provide national policymakers with valuable information from colleagues and counterparts in Asia, Africa and Latin America who are on the same NAP journey, to address the multiple challenges posed by climate change to agriculture sectors and livelihoods. The preparation of this case study is based on extensive reviews of country reports and publications, as well as interviews with the NAP-Ag country coordinators, NAP-Ag team members and representatives from responsible agencies such as the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) of Viet Nam.

This briefing note provides practical information on the planning and implementation of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches in the agriculture sectors as part of national adaptation planning processes. It presents entry points for mainstreaming EbA throughout the four elements of the National Adaptation Plans (NAP) formulation process, as defined by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Least Developed Countries Group (LEG, 2012). The brief describes how planning and implementing EbA in the agriculture sectors as part of the NAPs process can make key linkages between increasing resilience of sustainable agricultural livelihoods and ecosystem management and conservation.