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Food and Agricultural 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 

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


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


Monitoring and production of strategic plans for plant genetic resources for food and agriculture based on poor farmer’s agricultural practices to climate variability


Development of methods and tools related to agro-climatology


Farm Adaptive Dynamic Optimization (FADO)


Assistance to Nigeria in assessing adaptation requirements in the agriculture sector


Fisheries management and marine conservation within a changing ecosystem context

Further information

FAO's ongoing activities on adaptation and freshwater

Regional focus Africa and the Arab States
Asia and the Pacific
Caribbean and Central America
Least Developed Countries
Small Island Developing States
South America
Sector Education and training
Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Oceans and coastal areas
Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning
Terrestrial ecosystems
Water resources
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Climate-resilient development planning
Communications and awareness-raising
Disaster risk reduction
Early warning systems
Financial support
Humanitarian assistance
Knowledge management
Monitoring and evaluation
Pilot adaptation programmes/projects
Risk/vulnerability mapping
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Climate modelling, scenarios and downscaling
Climate related risks and extreme events
Data and observations
Economic diversification
Methods and tools
Socio-economic information
Technologies for adaptation
Climate hazards Drought
Operational scale Community-based

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.