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.


Adaptation dialogues - Family farmers address adaptation in Uruguay

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 Plans Programme (NAP-Ag) team in Uruguay is laying the foundation for its agricultural sector adaptation plan. During the month of May two workshops were held – one for the forestry sector and one for a cross cutting-dialogue that included family farmers from all the production systems.

Urban resilience

Connecting cities, vertical integration and sustainable finance in National Adaptation Plans. Cities are a lynch pin in National Adaptation Plans, sustainable development, vertical integration and contributions to Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). In the recent session on “Urban Resilience: Critical Ingredient of National Adaptation Planning Process” at the 8th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation - Resilient City Series, representatives from the Joint UNDP-UN Environment National Adaptation Plan Global Support Programme (NAP-GSP), connected with municipal leaders, city planners, academics, research institutions and a broad range of essential stakeholders to explore the connection between cities, climate change adaptation planning, nationally determined contributions, vertical integration and more.

UNDP ramps up support for National Adaptation Plans

Over 40 nations worldwide leveraging UNDP support for climate resilience plans
Efforts are underway worldwide to create improved planning for climate change. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), along with its partners, is playing a key role in advancing the process to formulate and implement effective National Adaptation Plans and build comprehensive roadmaps toward a climate-resilient, zero-carbon future.  These efforts will fortify nations against uncertain climate outcomes, rising temperatures, rising seas, desertification, climate migration and other climate change-related impacts that can derail national efforts to support long-term equality, security, economic growth, food security, disaster risk reduction, carbon mitigation and prosperity.

The power of climate information in agriculture

Agriculture sector decision makers identify best practices for boosting resilience through peer-to-peer exchange in Philippines. Peer-to-peer exchanges are being organized to foster learning and partnership, share best practices and new technologies, and effectively link cross-cutting sectors to the National Adaptation Plans process. In a recent March meeting in the Philippines, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Climate Resilience Network, in cooperation with the Government of the Philippines, and the UNDP-FAO NAP-Ag Programme, brought together key stakeholders to establish an ongoing regional academy focused on climate services for agriculture, and share best practices on the capture, packaging and dissemination of relevant climate and weather information.

NAP-Ag Webinar - Addressing agriculture, forestry and fisheries in National Adaptation Plans

Session Recordings and PowerPoints Now Available. 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 Plans, and looking forward to how these plans will contribute to NDCs, SDGs and links to other global accords such as the Sendai Framework.

NAP-Ag Webinar

Addressing Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in National Adaptation Plans
The webinar aims to provide participants with insight on climate change adaptation in the agriculture sectors (crops and livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquacultures) and provide guidance on how to address agriculture in the formulation and implementation of NAPs.

From silos to synergies

Forging partnerships to catalyse synergies between adaptation, mitigation and SDG plans
Building resiliency to the effects of climate change and transforming economies toward low-carbon development requires integrated, cross-cutting solutions. In this way, a new paradigm is emerging toward addressing multiple risks and delivering co-benefits across climate and non-climate drivers. This will entail connecting climate action to long-term sustainable development planning, financing and budgeting.

New guidelines help member states achieve their climate pledges

FAO has developed supplementary guidelines to the UNFCCC NAP Guidelines for "Addressing Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag Guidelines)" aiming to support developing countries in making sure agriculture is both included in national adaptation plans and made more adaptive and resilient. They serve to help vulnerable countries access funding - in particular from the Green Climate Fund Readiness Programme - while at the same time promoting broad participation in the decision-making process and building needed technical capacities.

Spearheading adaptation dialogue in Uruguay: The dairy system

 The Uruguay Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-AG) Team organized the first in a series of Adaptation Dialogues. These dialogues will be a key component in formulating the country's National Adaptation Plan (NAP).

Connecting Uganda policymakers for gender-responsive climate change adaptation

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 ASEAN Climate Resilience Network (ASEAN-CRN) Knowledge Exchange Event on Effective Use of Climate Information Services (CIS) for Agriculture in ASEAN was conducted on 21–23 March 2017 in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu, Philippines. The event brought together ASEAN Ministries of Agriculture, Ministries of Environment, National Meteorological and Hydrological Institutes (NMH) of ASEAN Member States (AMS), development partners, academic and civil society organizations involved in the generation and provision of CIS in the agriculture sector.

This publication aims to present a step-by-step methodological approach to assist project teams assess and incorporate climate change adaptation measures into investment projects in agriculture, rural development, and food security.

This video playlist highlights the voices, plans, processes and best practices to build integrated National Adaptation Plans, with features from UNDP, FAO and partner countries supported through the NAP-Ag Programme.