The Integrating Agriculture in NAPs Programme supports partner countries to identify and integrate climate adaptation measures for the agricultural sector into relevant national planning and budgeting processes. It is a multi-year initiative funded by the German Government that responds to country driven needs. This integration will help to enhance:
  • institutional capacities and processes for operationalizing climate response strategies in the sector.
  • access to international climate finance sources such as GEF and Green Climate Fund.
  • more strategic allocations of national budgets earmarked for adaptation investments.


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.

Project Phase: Preparations

NAP planning process for agriculture sectors

Addressing agriculture, forestry and fisheries in national adaptation plans - Supplementary guidelines (2017)

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.

Peer-to-peer exchange held on climate change adaptation metrics in agriculture and food security with LAC countries

In October 2019, Guatemala, Uruguay and Colombia came together for a productive exchange at the regional level on their progress towards the development of national M&E systems. The meeting is part of a series of NAP-Ag peer-to-peer exchanges that facilitate the exchange of ideas amongst country representatives in order to remove potential bottlenecks in adaptation planning processes.

Uruguay launches National Adaptation Plan for the agricultural sector

23 September 2019, Uruguay - To cope with the impacts of climate change faced by the agriculture sector, Uruguay developed a new plan for climate action that was launched on 18 September 2019.


Kenya celebrates successful climate change adaptation framework at closing of NAP-Ag project

10 September 2019, Nairobi, Kenya – Thirty stakeholders from Government ministries and departments, research institutions, universities, civil societies and the UN convened to reflect on the key results achieved, best practices and lesson learnt from the three-year National Adaptation Plan (NAP-Ag) project implemented in Kenya.

Uganda develops NAP for the agricultural sector

18 June 2019, Entebbe, Uganda - With the launch of Uganda’s National Adaptation Plan for the Agriculture Sector in November 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) went one step further by sharing the lessons learnt with the wider NAP community. The NAP-Ag programme in Uganda invited all stakeholders to a three-day workshop to discuss how lessons learnt and challenges faced from formulating the country’s first NAP could be applied in other similar processes.

Workshop to wrap up NAP-Ag support in Viet Nam held in Hanoi

4 June 2019, Hanoi, Viet Nam. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) hosted the closing workshop of the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) programme, a multi-country support initiative co-led by the UNDP and FAO and financed by the Government of Germany (BMU). It provides technical assistance to identify and integrate climate change adaptation measures into relevant national planning and budgeting process, with a focus on the agricultural sectors.

Strengthening collaboration among ASEAN members for climate adaptation

28-30 May 2019, Chiang Rai, Thailand – The Government of Thailand hosted the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Workshop on "Strengthening Climate Resilience of ASEAN Member States (AMS) through Experience Sharing and Lessons Learn on Progress of Climate Change Adaptation Activities" 


The importance of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of climate change adaptation has been highlighted at global level, including under the Paris Agreement. Simultaneously, adaptation M&E systems are beginning to emerge at the national level in the context of national planning and budgeting processes. This technical guidance note details how to develop M&E systems for adaptation planning in agriculture sectors.

This Guide for Trainers, based on workshops in nine countries, provides a complete set of materials for use in training sessions on mainstreaming gender in adaptation planning in the agriculture sectors. It is designed for a trainer or team responsible for delivering a training workshop for stakeholders who are involved in adaptation planning and related budgeting processes in agriculture. 

The target population of this case study was women, aged 18 to 70 years old, from dairy, livestock, and horticulture production farms that were either family farms or medium-sized farms, and who lived on or up to 50 kilometers from their farms. The team prioritized the voices of women in the study, as previous national agriculture sector climate change adaptation surveys had not exceeded 25 percent female participation.