News & Events

5 Apr 2021
Why implementing a systems-wide approach and boosting private sector engagement in ...
8 Mar 2021
FAO and UNDP are empowering women for a sustainable future
 
In many parts of the world, women carry out a majority of the agricultural and household work. Yet, they do not have the same access to resources or power in decision-making as men.  To bridge...
21 Dec 2020

The fisheries and aquaculture sector has one of the lowest carbon footprints among all food production systems, while supporting livelihoods of millions of people.

However, climate change has a profound impact on the wellbeing of aquatic ecosystems, with implications for food security and...

17 Dec 2020

Written by Giang Huong Phan and Janto S. Hess of UNDP Viet Nam.

Ha Noi, 11 December 2020 – Despite Viet Nam’s success in both agriculture sector adaptation planning and stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the economic impacts of the pandemic are negatively...

2 Dec 2020

November 2020 - With the FAO-UNDP joint programme on Integrating Agriculture into National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) phasing out in 2020, the momentum and work achieved under the 5-year programme have not. NAP-Ag supported 11 partner countries in Africa, Asia and Latin...

1 Dec 2020

26  November 2020 - The potential of forests and trees to mitigate global warming has long been the main focus of climate change discussions. But forests – and the livelihoods of the 1.6 billion people who depend on them – are also greatly threatened by increasing variability in temperature...

19 Jun 2020

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...

19 Jun 2020

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...

28 Apr 2020

Webinar recordings and presentations

Thursday 23 April 2020 | 16:00 to 17:30 CET

This webinar provided an overview of key steps for the development of a national monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems for tracking...

12 Apr 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...

5 Mar 2020

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. During the two-...

16 Feb 2020

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. The webinar is...

11 Feb 2020

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:...

18 Dec 2019

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,...

11 Dec 2019

€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

Madrid, Spain, 11 December 2019  – The Government of Germany announced a €...

24 Nov 2019

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...

27 Oct 2019

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...

2 Oct 2019

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. 

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25 Sep 2019

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...

26 Jul 2019
18 June 2019, Entebbe, Uganda - With the launch of Uganda’s National Adaptation Plan for the Agriculture Sector in November 2018, the Ministry of...
15 Jul 2019
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...
10 Jun 2019
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...
10 Jun 2019
Manila, Philippines – One of the key challenges for developing countries implementing the NAP is ensuring that adaptation actions are effectively tracked and assessed. In the Philippines, there is...
21 May 2019
13-14 May 2019, Bangkok, Thailand – Thailand’s Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MoAC) hosted a workshop in Bangkok to enhance the technical capacity to monitor and evaluate (M&E) climate change adaptation in the country’s agriculture sectors. The workshop was...
26 Feb 2019
20-21 February 2019 – Establishing a methodology for climate-sensitive budgeting and expenditure tracking is a foundation for ensuring long-term investments in national adaptation planning. To strengthen the capacity of institutions to identify and track climate-related expenditure, the...
28 Jan 2019

Recordings and Presentations

Tuesday 20 November 2018

The landscape of climate planning instruments available to countries under the UNFCCC process...

16 Jan 2019

27-29 November 2018, Kampala, Uganda – One of the key objectives of the joint FAO-UNDP Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme (NAP-Ag) is to build technical capacity at the national level on the...

6 Dec 2018

Transforming how we farm and how we think about agriculture, food systems and climate change is key to keeping temperature rises below 2 degrees

By Rohini Kohli, UNDP, and Julia Wolf, FAO

We need to change the way we farm, how we think about...

4 Dec 2018
28 November 2018, Uganda - The Government of Uganda launched its first ever National Adaptation Plan for the Agriculture Sector (NAP-Ag), which will guide mainstreaming of climate change in agriculture sector policies, plans and budgets.
 
The...
20 Nov 2018

1 November 2018, Colombia - Colombia’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR in Spanish)  hosted a seminar in Bogotá, Colombia, October 3 and 4 to address the monitoring and evaluation of climate change adaptation in the agricultural sector. The seminar was hosted...

9 Nov 2018

31 October 2018, NairobiThe Government of Kenya in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Development Programme (...

1 Nov 2018

1 November 2018, Colombia - El Ministerio de Agricultura y Desarrollo Rural –MADR- en colaboración con el programa Integración de la Agricultura de los Planes Nacionales de Adaptación...

15 Oct 2018

Para frenar el cambio climático y cumplir los compromisos para poner fin a la pobreza en 2030 hay que pensar en el papel del campo y la alimentación en el continente

La gente de...

15 Oct 2018

Celebrity chefs the Roca Brothers: ‘In order to get there, the people of Africa are transforming the way they view farming, the way they view the environment, and the way they view markets and manage risks.’

As we embark on the great global endeavor to keep temperature...

28 Aug 2018

Representatives from joint FAO-UNDP NAP-Ag Programme connect sectoral adaptation plans with achievement of Paris Goals and 2030 Agenda...

26 Jun 2018

Using the Three Horizons Methodology for innovation, joint FAO-UNDP Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme (NAP-Ag) facilitates dialogues to improve climate governance in Colombia and rethink the way the country integrates agriculture into climate change planning...

11 Jun 2018

1 June 2018 - The Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) team co-organised and took part in the 8th Regional Workshop of the Francophone Cluster of the Partnership for Transparency in the Paris Agreement (PATPA) in Douala, Cameroon, 23 to 25 May 2018. It...

5 Jun 2018

5 June 2018 - Uruguay´s Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP–Ag) project is providing support to develop a systematic protocol for estimations of loss and damage in agriculture...

30 May 2018

22 May 2018 – In order to raise awareness of the gender dimensions of adaptation among key actors in The Gambia, the NAP-Ag programme organized a 2-day workshop in Jenoi Village, Lower River Region on 3 and 4 May. Twenty-one participants from the nonprofit, academic, UN and...

30 May 2018

23 May 2018, Lusaka, Zambia – To raise awareness and sensitize key stakeholders on the overall NAP process in Zambia, the joint FAO-UNDP Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme (NAP-Ag) held two back-to-back workshops 21-23 May in Lusaka. During the three...

29 May 2018

22 March 2018 - The Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) programme is supporting the implementation of the Modelling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change (MOSAICC) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in...

22 May 2018
As Uruguay advances in its commitments toward climate-resilient and low-carbon development, the country embraces social inclusion, sectoral adaptation plans and a coordinated approach to reaching its goals
 
Uruguay, May 2018 – To plan...
11 May 2018
New reports from the FAO-UNDP NAP-Ag Programme highlight the role of gender, capacity assessments, cost-benefit analysis, impact evaluation, and monitoring and evaluation in integrating agriculture into National Adaptation Plans
 
3 May 2018,...
17 Apr 2018

6 April 2018, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt: The global NAP Expo 2018 offered three days of rich and vibrant exchanges on climate change adaptation planning, delivering on its aim to support global goals for low-carbon, climate-resilient development through...

12 Apr 2018

Integrating climate change adaptation into long-term planning is key to securing social and economic development, as the impacts of climate change are already affecting development outcomes.

We see this throughout the world as the number of floods and droughts increase in...

4 Apr 2018

Through improved climate change adaptation planning, countries across the world trigger climate actions to reach the goals outlined in the Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

By Rohini Kohli

Our final destination is clear...

16 Mar 2018

Government of the Gambia launches new project on Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans with support from joint FAO-UNDP NAP-Ag Programme

16 March 2018, The Gambia – In an effort to prepare its agricultural sector for the...

19 Feb 2018

New UNDP, GFLAC study highlights a gap in finance for climate change adaptation and innovative ways to foster transparency

Bangkok, 20 February 2018 - Improved national financial monitoring systems will increase accountability on climate change spending...

12 Feb 2018

Joint FAO-UNDP Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme provides advanced training on evaluation techniques and tools to improve adaptation planning

December 2017, Zambia – By  improving the capacity of...

22 Jan 2018

Connect with the videos, lecture notes and ongoing conversations from the massive open online course (MOOC) on National Adaptation Plans: Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture in this comprehensive online toolkit. Materials presented here were originally shared via the One...

8 Jan 2018

18 December 2017  - SLYCAN Trust hosted a webinar on December 18 to engage in a discussion on matters pertaining to National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and the processes under the UNFCCC that mandate the provision of technical and financial support for developing countries for the...

21 Dec 2017

August 2017, Uruguay - Rural women from the dairy, livestock and horticulture production met for a three-day workshop 14-16 August in the Augustin Ferreiro Center in Canelones, Uruguay to strengthen their capacity to participate in sustainable rural development processes,...

21 Dec 2017

Building capacities for youth part of adaptation planning in agriculture

13 November 2017 - Recognizing the key role of youth in adaptation to climate change the joint FAO-UNDP Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme (NAP-Ag)...

21 Dec 2017

19 December 2017 - A workshop was held in Bogota, Colombia, from 30 November to 1 December to begin the process of incorporating gender analysis into adaptation planning process in Colombia. The workshop was organized with the objective of identify opportunities to promote...

15 Dec 2017

UNDP-FAO Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme highlights need for sectoral adaptation planning

November 2017, Bonn, Germany – The signature decision on agriculture coming out of this year’s climate talks in Bonn, called...

15 Dec 2017

The winner of the Building Resilience in Agriculture blogging challenge lays out possible solutions to address climate change and looming food insecurity in Kenya

By Francis Wanjohi

As we move into 2018, the future of food security in Kenya looks...

11 Dec 2017

8 December 2017 - Guatemala presented the Integrating Agriculture in the National Adaptation Plans project (NAP-Ag) on 30 November 2017 in Guatemala City. Under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food (MAGA) the NAP-Ag project aims to strengthen the issues related to the...

9 Dec 2017

UNDP-GIZ workshop on applying cost-benefit analysis and ecosystem-based adaptation supports adaptation planning for Thailand Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives

Thailand, 27-30 November 2017 - In partnership with the Royal Thai...

7 Dec 2017

Guatemala, 30 de noviembre de 2017.-  La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) en conjunto con el Programa...

1 Dec 2017

Presentations and recordings now available.

26 October 2017

In this webinar, experts from the Latin American and Caribbean Climate Finance Group (GFLAC), UNDP and the National Planning Department of Colombia, shared insights and...

17 Nov 2017

Joint FAO-UNDP Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme supports global vision for food security, safeguarding livelihoods and climate action

By Julie Teng (UNDP) and Julia Wolf (FAO)

Food habits are changing, our population...

16 Nov 2017

November 2017, Chisamba, Zambia - Seventy-eight kilometres north of Lusaka, in the peaceful countryside of Chisamba, 20 officers and field technical staff from several Ministries (Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Resources, Planning, Development, Finance) and national...

16 Nov 2017

 

Which climate risks and impacts threaten crop productivity the most? What capacities are most pivotal to strengthen among farmers and other sector stakeholders, to cope with likely changes? What measures and projects should be promoted on a priority basis to respond to...

14 Nov 2017

UNDP, UN Environment and UNITAR highlight the pivotal role of National Adaptation Plans in turning the Paris Agreement into action

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27 Oct 2017

27 October 2017, Nepal - A three-day workshop on integrating gender in climate risk assessment and adaptation planning at the local level was held in Kathmandu, Nepal this October as part of the activities of the UNDP-FAO Integrating Agriculture...

25 Oct 2017

UNDP will host a number of side events on climate change adaptation at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23).  At the conference nations of the world will...

23 Oct 2017

23 October 2017, Zambia – As part of the ongoing work to address gender issues in the formulation and implementation of national adaptation plans for the agriculture sector in Zambia, FAO Zambia, in collaboration with UNDP Zambia, organized a four-day workshop in...

16 Oct 2017

Le 27 septembre 2017 — Quel est le processus de formulation et de mise en œuvre du Plan national d'adaptation (PAN)? Comment peut-il être utilisé pour réduire la vulnérabilité du Maroc et intégrer l'adaptation au changement climatique dans les processus de planification du...

27 Sep 2017

New Online Course by UNDP, FAO and UNITAR provides tools on how countries can better prepare  climate-resilient food systems 

by Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca, UNDP...

21 Sep 2017

Presentations & recordings now available.

Wednesday, 27 September @  11:00 CET | Rome, Italy 

The NAP-Ag Webinar on...

20 Sep 2017

El curso de seis semanas comienza el 13 de noviembre y cuenta con expertos en cambio climático reconocidos a nivel mundial

La inscripción abre hoy para el Curso online masivo abierto (MOOC) de las Naciones Unidas sobre “...

20 Sep 2017

Le cours de six semaines débute le 13 novembre avec des experts mondiaux de premier plan sur les changements climatiques

L'inscription pour le MOOC de six semaines sur les «Plans nationaux d'...

13 Sep 2017

A six-week course in partnership with UNITAR begins November 13, features leading global experts on climate change

13 September 2017 – ‘National Adaptation Plans: Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture’ is the title of the new United Nations’ Massive...

28 Aug 2017

29 August 2017 - What systematic financial risks and fiscal impact does climate change pose? What are some of the emerging frameworks for valuing climate-related damage in key sectors such as agriculture and water resource management? What are good practice examples of...

22 Aug 2017

11 August 2017 - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MADR), in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), held the official launch of the Integration of Agriculture in...

17 Aug 2017

Plan to include clear economic benefits with a focus on water, agriculture, gender equality and capacity building

Lebanon, August 2017 – Lebanon kicked off its National Adaptation Plan process in a stakeholder consultation meeting held this July 4 and 5...

16 Aug 2017

16 August 2017 Uganda and Zambia are carrying out activities to better assess adaptation options through cost-benefit analysis and impact evaluation exercises, as part of the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (...

10 Aug 2017

Port Moresby, 9 August 2017 – Papua New Guinea (PNG) has taken its first step towards developing a National Adaptation Plan to outline the country’s strategy for adapting to the threats of climate change.

As the climate changes, PNG will likely experience higher risks of landslides...

21 Jul 2017

The NAP-Ag webinar on The Role of Climate Information Services in Adaptation Planning for Agriculture provided insights into the role of Climate Information Services (CIS) in planning for adaptation in...

20 Jul 2017

Montevideo, 15 May, 2017 - A wide stakeholder consultation is fundamental during the process of integrating agriculture into Uruguay's National Adaptation Plan.

Through a series of adaptation dialogues, the UNDP-FAO Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation...

3 Jul 2017

Connecting cities, vertical integration and sustainable finance in National Adaptation Plans

June 2017, Bonn, Germany – Cities are a lynch pin in National Adaptation Plans, sustainable development, vertical integration and contributions to Nationally...

3 Jul 2017

Over 40 nations worldwide leveraging UNDP support for climate resilience plans

July 3, 2017, Bangkok – Efforts are underway worldwide to create improved planning for climate change. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), along with its partners...

30 Jun 2017

Agriculture sector decision makers identify best practices for boosting resilience through peer-to-peer exchange in Philippines...

21 Jun 2017

The NAP-Ag Webinar on 'Addressing agriculture, forestry and fisheries in National Adaptation Plans' provided insight on climate change adaptation in the livestock and forestry sector, also highlighting key elements in addressing the agriculture sectors in National Adaptation...

31 May 2017

As part of the NAP-Ag Webinar Series, FAO and UNDP are pleased to invite you to participate in a webinar on Addressing Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in National Adaptation Plans.
 
The webinar...

23 May 2017

Forging partnerships to catalyse synergies between adaptation, mitigation and SDG plans

May 2017, Berlin GermanyBuilding resiliency to the effects of climate change and transforming economies toward low-carbon development requires...

14 May 2017

FAO charts a path for the agricultural sector to contribute to adaptation, mitigation and the SDGs

12 May 2017, Rome - Now that the Paris Climate Accord has been agreed, national strategies to achieve pledged carbon mitigation and adaptation plans take...

4 May 2017

Montevideo, 3 April, 2017  The Uruguay Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-AG) Team organized the first in a series of Adaptation...

13 Apr 2017

9-24 February 2017, Uganda - Over three weeks, Parliamentarians, district local government officials and central government leaders in Uganda participated in trainings on mainstreaming gender in climate change adaptation activities in the agriculture sectors.

The series...

5 Apr 2017

28 – 31 March, 2017, Montevideo, Uruguay - The Uruguay Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Team organized and hosted the first in series of three training workshops on how to use the Modelling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change (...

4 Apr 2017

Connect with the recordings and powerpoints from this webinar presented by UNDP and FAO, together with UNITAR, which explores methods, tools and best practices to demonstrate effective institutional and individual capacity development approaches during the formulation and implementation of...

29 Mar 2017

A centerpiece of the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme (NAP-Ag) in Thailand is its support to develop a new five-year Strategy on Climate Change in Agriculture (2017-2021). This is spearheaded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (...

17 Jan 2017

Training workshop on Introduction of Integrating Agriculture into National Adaptation Plans in Viet Nam
1-2 December 2016
Hanoi, Viet Nam

As one of the countries most adversely affected by climate change, the issue figures...

2 Jan 2017

UNDP aims to engage a wider audience on important issues the concern the world. The webinar, which is presented here, looks at ways in which gender can be mainstreamed in climate change adaptation planning for the agriculture sectors.

The first presentation provides the global context for...

27 Dec 2016

The NAP-Ag Programme is pleased to...

22 Nov 2016

26-28 July 2016, Siavonga, Zambia – Over thirty representatives from different Zambian...

21 Nov 2016

Montevideo, Uruguay, 24-28 October, 2016 - The National Adaptation Plan for Agriculture Project organized an outreach activity to present the impact assessment strategy of the Ministry of...

9 Nov 2016

Highlights

Julia Wolf, moderator of the event and technical advisor for the NAP-Agriculture Programme for FAO, noted the significant role adaptation is starting to play, as 131 out of 189 countries mention it in their list of national priorities.

Kirsten Orschulok from the German...

2 Nov 2016

As a follow up to a capacity needs assessment on gender knowledge in key government institutions, the  FAO Kenya and the UNDP Kenya organized a three days training in Nakuru to improve the capacity to integrate gender issues in climate change adaptation planning for the agriculture sector. The...

26 Oct 2016
October 2015, Nepal - The Government of Nepal, UNDP and the Food and Agriculture Organization on Monday launched a...
20 Sep 2016

Kampala, 2nd August, 2016 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partnered with the Ugandan Government to  integrate  the agriculture sector – including crops, livestock, forestry,...

20 Apr 2016

By Glenn Hodes

Thailand is the home to 65 million people, the majority of whom live in rural, agricultural areas. Here, the consequences of climate change will have enormous economic, cultural and environmental impacts: it threatens rice production that is...

7 Apr 2016

Representatives of Ministries of Agriculture and Ministries of the Environment from...