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Introducing the NAP-Ag Project in Guatemala


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 adaptation to climate change in the country's agricultural sectors and strengthening of institutional capacities through the development or updating of policy and planning instruments at the national, sectoral and local level. 

The event was attended by Edwin Rojas, representative of the MAGA, Diego Recalde, representative of FAO Guatemala, Rebeca Arias, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System and Resident Representative of UNDP, Eliseo Gálvez, coordinator of the NAP-Agriculture project; Oscar Villagran, coordinator of BIOFIN; and Igor de la Roca, coordinator of the Project Sustainable Management of Forests and Multiple Global Environmental Benefits.

The NAP-Ag project is led by MAGA, in collaboration with FAO and UNDP, and funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany (BMUB). The project seeks to contribute to the strengthening of the National Action Plan for Climate Change (NPCC) approved by the Executive Body of Guatemala.

FAO will coordinate the project, focusing its actions on the implementation of the strategic actions to adapt to climate change linked to risk, from a political, strategic, technical, academic and capacity-building vision.

UNDP will focus on the Public Expenditure Analysis aligned with the NAP, the strengthening of planning and programming and institutional capacities coupled with adaptation to climate change. Working with PEI, POM, central government POA and of 30 prioritized municipalities.

In 2018, the NAP will focus on the development of a monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system for the adaptation of the agricultural sectors, and prioritizing sustainable livestock practices adapted to climate change through economic, social and environmental assessment. The National Training Plan of the MAGA will be drawn up, which will service the needs of vulnerable sectors of the population.

In 2015, Guatemala officially adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) included in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The SDGs seek to combat poverty, combat inequality and promote adaptation to climate change by focusing on the most vulnerable populations by emphasizing the goals according to the particular needs of each country.

The project responds directly to the following Sustainable Development Goals:

SDG 1: Eradicate poverty in all its forms around the world

SDG 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

SDG 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

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