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.

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Introducing the NAP-Ag Project in Guatemala

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.

Understanding the costs and benefits of climate change adaptation in Thailand

In partnership with the Royal Thai Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC) and its Royal Irrigation Department (RID), UNDP and GiZ organized a workshop and study tour to build practical skills in appraising projects and harnessing nature-based approaches to adaptation planning. Following a series of prior trainings on related topics, the two-day advanced technical workshop held in Bangkok on 27-28 November targeted over 20 planning officers and economists from every line department within the agricultural ministry. Using a combination of both classroom learning and group breakout discussions, workshop participants learned from three international and two local experts on how to both conduct and independently critique cost-benefit analyses.

Presentan Proyecto NAP-Agricultura en Guatemala

La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) en conjunto con el Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) presentaron el Proyecto de Integración de la Agricultura en los Planes Nacionales de Adaptación (NAP, por sus siglas en inglés) que apunta a fortalecer los temas relacionados con el riego, adaptación ante el cambio climático en el sector agropecuario del país y el fortalecimiento de las capacidades institucionales a través del desarrollo o actualización de instrumentos de política y planificación en el ámbito nacional, sectorial y local, para contribuir con el Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Alimentación (MAGA).

NAP-Ag Webinar: Tracking domestic climate finance flows in developing countries: lessons and challenges

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 lessons learned from a study conducted by the joint UNDP-FAO NAP-Ag Programme (NAP-Ag) in partnership with GFLAC on tracking domestic climate finance. The study and webinar sessions focused on adaptation climate financial flows in six countries: Colombia, Guatemala, Kenya, Nepal, The Philippines and Zambia.

Building climate resilient food systems

Joint FAO-UNDP Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme supports global vision for food security, safeguarding livelihoods and climate action. Food habits are changing, our population is growing, and – owing to human-induced climate change – many of the development gains of the past decades will be hindered. Without adaptation to climate change in agriculture sectors, it will not be possible to achieve food security for all and eradicate hunger, malnutrition, and poverty.

Cost-benefit analysis for climate change adaptation in agriculture in 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 research institutes gathered together in a five-day training workshop on Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) for Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture from the 14 to 18 August 2017. The workshop - jointly organized by FAO and UNDP Zambia Country Offices and hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) - is one of the key activities aimed at supporting developing countries through the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plan Programme (NAP-Ag), an initiative funded by Germany's Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) through its International Climate Initiative (IKI).

Adapting to climate impacts in Thailand’s agricultural sector – What to do first?

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 future needs? Which criteria are most relevant to consider when prioritizing these adaptive responses? These questions are front and centre of adaptation planning in Thailand’s agricultural sector, a sector already seeing the impacts of climate change in the form of shifting temperatures and more unpredictable rainfall.

Embracing uncertainty while planning for resilience

UNDP, UN Environment and UNITAR highlight the pivotal role of National Adaptation Plans in turning the Paris Agreement into action. Uncertainty plagues our world. On its own, it can destabilize nations, undermine decisions and create poverty traps that derail global efforts to achieve the goals outlined in the Paris Agreements, 2030 Agenda and national development plans. Climate change raises the stakes, making it harder for decision makers to plan for the future due to rising sea levels, higher temperatures, increased rainfall variability, failed crops, droughts, climate-induced migration, and the spread of disease.

Nepal - Integrating gender in climate risk assessment and adaptation planning

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 in National Adaptation Plans Programme (NAP-Ag). The NAP-Ag Programme is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). The event was organized by FAO-Nepal, in collaboration with UNDP and FAO NAP-Ag global team members.

COP23 - Plan, access and deliver

UNDP will host a number of side events on climate change adaptation at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23). Events will focus on everything from National Adaptation Plans to climate-resilient, small-scale infrastructure in Least Developed Countries. Register for events and connect with full coverage today.

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This country case study on Kenya is one in a series that describes the steps taken to formulate and implement National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), with a particular emphasis on adaptation in agriculture (incl. forestry, livestock and fisheries). This series aims to provide national policy makers 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. Each case study describes the contribution and lessons learnt from the UNDP–FAO programme Integrating Agriculture in NAPs (NAP–Ag), which is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) through the International Climate Initiative (IKI).

This country case study on Uruguay is one in a series that describes the steps taken to formulate and implement National Adaptation Plans (NAPs). The case studies focus on adaptation in agriculture, which includes forestry, livestock and fisheries. The series aims to provide national policy makers with valuable information from counterparts in Asia, Africa and Latin America who are on the same NAP journey to tackle the multiple challenges posed by climate change. Each case study further describes the contribution and lessons learnt from the UNDP – FAO programme Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP–Ag), which is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)

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