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.


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.

Enhancing the integration of gender into Zambia’s climate change responses

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 Siavonga, Zambia from 18 to 21 September 2017.

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, will share insights and lessons learned from a study conducted by the joint UNDP-FAO NAP-Ag Programme (NAP-Ag) in partnership with GLAC on tracking domestic climate finance.

Intégration de l’adaptation dans la planification de développement

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 développement en cours? Comment les décideurs peuvent-ils inclure la perspective de genre pour construire des initiatives plus inclusives et plus efficaces? Quelle est la feuille de route actuelle du Maroc pour mener à bien son processus de PNA et comment peut-elle être améliorée pour une mise en œuvre efficace?

A Recipe to End Hunger: Food Policies that Adapt to Climate Change

By Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca, UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors
In our age of conspicuous consumption and excess, it frightens us to know that one out of nine people ­– or 815 million children, women and men – remain chronically undernourished. And according to recent reports, the issue has been getting worse, with the number of undernourished people worldwide increasing from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016. So how do we build a recipe to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030, making sure all people have access to sufficient and nutritious food year-round?


Better understand risks, hazards and climate drivers related to National Adaptation Plans with this simple chart.

The joint United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans – Programme (NAP– Ag) is a multi–year initiative (2015–2018) funded by the International Climate Initiative of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). This report highlights programme acheivements between 2015 and 2017.