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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Improved national financial monitoring systems will increase accountability of climate change spending

New UNDP, GFLAC study highlights a gap in finance for climate change adaptation and innovative ways to foster transparency. 'Climate finance data is key to measuring and reporting on how we are responding to the risks of climate change and building more climate resilient lives and livelihoods across the globe. Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time, improving national financial monitoring systems will be essential in providing reliable, transparent and accountable reporting on global investments to reach our global goals for low-carbon climate-resilient development.'

Toolkit - National Adaptation Plans: Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture

Connect with the videos, lecture notes and ongoing conversations from the massive open online course on National Adaptation Plans: Building Climate Resilience in Agriculture in this comprehensive online resource toolkit.

National Adaptation Plans under the UNFCCC Process - Webinar

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 implementation of NAPs. The discussion also entailed decisions and outcomes of COP23, and how it impacts future processes on adaptation activities under various working groups of the UNFCCC process.

Rural women talk about gender, climate change and climate variability in Uruguay

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, especially in relation to adaptation to climate change and variability. The participants were family farmers from horticulture, livestock or dairy production farms. The activity was attended by 25 women from different regions of the country.

Learning about climate change adaptation in agricultural high schools in Uruguay

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) organized a series of capacity building activities at agricultural high schools across Uruguay.

Colombia workshop shares tools and methods to integrate gender approach into adaptation planning for agricultural sectors

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

Agriculture takes a leap forward at Bonn Climate Talks

UNDP-FAO Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme highlights need for sectoral adaptation planning. The signature decision on agriculture coming out of this year’s climate talks in Bonn, called the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture, provides a new opportunity to address how climate change impacts on agricultural production have put millions of lives and livelihoods at risk worldwide.

If we fail to plan to adapt to climate change, then we are planning to fail as a country

The winner of the Building Resilience in Agriculture blogging challenge lays out possible solutions to address climate change and looming food insecurity in Kenya. As we move into 2018, the future of food security in Kenya looks bleak. Recurring climate change-induced droughts, floods, new diseases and the arrival of pests – such as the fall armyworm – have affected our food production so much in the past five years that we can no longer produce enough food to feed our nation.

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.

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Improved national financial monitoring systems will increase accountability on climate change spending and foster transparency for global efforts to reach the goals outlined through the Paris Agreement and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, according to a joint study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Latin American and Caribbean Climate Finance Group (GFLAC).

This case study chronicles Uganda’s experiences developing a gender‑responsive National Adaptation Plan for the Agricultural Sector (NAP-Ag) and related capacity development for gender-responsive planning, budgeting and policy formulation. Lessons learned from these endeavors can provide insights for other countries who are seeking, like Uganda, to align NAP or agricultural sector NAP efforts with national goals as well as the Paris Agreement (Article 7.5), which mandates gender-responsive adaptation actions and capacity-building activities.

FAO Publication. The Addressing agriculture, forestry and fisheries in National Adaptation Plans - Supplementary guidelines (referred to hereafter as the NAP–Ag Guidelines) accompany the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Technical Guidelines prepared by the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG) of the UNFCCC, by providing specific guidance for the agricultural sectors.

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