Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP–Ag)
|Post date||Wednesday, 27 December, 2017 - 15:16|
|Content Themes||Resilience, Development, Agriculture, Livestock, Livelihoods|
|Sources||FAO, Food Security Sector|
Accelerating adaptation in agriculture through the NAP process
The agriculture sectors – including crops, livestock, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture – are the most vulnerable to climate change and climate variability. This poses a multitude of challe nges that must be overcome in the medium and long–term to ensure the lives, livelihoods as well as food security and nutrition of millions of people around the world. The need to adapt to changing climatic conditions is pressing for the poor – particularly women – who depend directly on agriculture for their livelihoods. Today’s response to these challenges will determine how well people are able to cope and respond to climate change and climate variability. The Paris Climate Agreement has entered into force. Many least developed and developing countries nationally determined contributions (NDCs) now include agriculture as an important priority for adaptation. The National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process, established in 2010 under the Cancun Adaptation Framework, can catalyse implementation and financing for these agriculture–related adaptation priorities and align them with the Sustainable Development Goals.