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Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations (FAO)
 
FAO has a mandate to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.


Action Pledges
 

The FAO has pledged to carry out the following activities towards the objectives of the Nairobi work programme:

1.  pdf-icon Monitoring and production of strategic plans for plant genetic resources for food and agriculture based on poor farmer’s agricultural practices to climate variability (91 kB) . (December 2007)

2.  pdf-icon Pilot projects on uses of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture to put strategic plans into action to promote sustainable use and management of land for adaptation to climate variability (88 kB) . (December 2007)

3.  pdf-icon Use of tools and plant genetic resources for food and agriculture to secure implementation and management methods to enhance capacities of poor farmers to face climate changes (90 kB) . (December 2007)

4.  pdf-icon Development of methods and tools related to agro-climatology (101 kB) . (December 2007)

5.  pdf-icon Farm Adaptive Dynamic Optimisation (FADO) (93 kB) . (December 2007)

6.  pdf-icon Assistance to Nigeria in assessing adaptation requirements in the agriculture sector (86 kB) . (December 2007)

7.  pdf-icon Fisheries management and marine conservation within a changing ecosystem context (93 kB) .  (April 2009)



Updates
 

pdf-icon Progress made on 4.:  Development of methods and tools related to agro-climatology (57 kB)  (reported in September 2008)

In April 2009, FAO provided a further update:   "RADAR". A technical report on the "Rapid Agricultural Disaster Assessment Routine (RADAR) is now available on the web since October, 2008. The report introduces the concept with an application to a 1998 hurricane disaster in Honduras. The digital copy is now available here: http://www.fao.org/nr/climpag/nat_1_en.asp or http://www.fao.org/docrep/011/i0183e/i0183e00.htm                       

pdf-icon Progress made on 5.:  Farm Adaptive Dynamic Optimisation (FADO) (50 kB)  (reported in September 2008)

pdf-icon Progress made on 6.:  Assistance to Nigeria in assessing adaptation requirements in the agriculture sector (58 kB)  (reported in April 2009)



Action Pledge Update (September 2009)
 

The following was provided as a contribution to and is summarised in the Nairobi work programme publication "Action Pledges: Making a difference on the ground. A synthesis of the outcomes, good practices, lessons learned, and future challenges and opportunities"

Developing and disseminating methods and tools
pdf-icon Assessing climate risks and vulnerability (101 kB)

Links

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FAO Nairobi work programme webpage

 

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