Climate change and extreme weather events, from heat waves to drought and flooding, are more frequent than ever before. How are the agriculture sectors and farmers expected to adapt?
The Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) programme, jointly coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is working with eleven countries to identify and integrate climate adaptation measures into national planning and budgeting processes, in support of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. As the NAP-Ag programme phases out, a new programme called Scaling up Climate Ambition on Land Use and Agriculture through NDCs and NAPs (SCALA) was launched in December 2019 to build on its achievements and continue to support countries through a wide range of activities.
This website gives an overview of our work at international and national level, country activities, a knowledge tank, case studies and much more.


Africa: Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans: What have we achieved and learned during program implementation?

November 2020 - With the FAO-UNDP joint programme on Integrating Agriculture into National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) phasing out in 2020, the momentum and work achieved under the 5-year programme have not. NAP-Ag supported 11 partner countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The four African countries, Kenya, Uganda, the Gambia and Zambia recently shared their programme highlights and lesson learned during the NAP-Ag and how the work achieved over the past five years has built foundations and better positioned these countries in their overall climate change adaptation work. 

Forests and agroforestry taking its place for climate adaptation - New FAO-FTA supplementary guidelines on NAPs

26  November 2020 - The potential of forests and trees to mitigate global warming has long been the main focus of climate change discussions. But forests – and the livelihoods of the 1.6 billion people who depend on them – are also greatly threatened by increasing variability in temperature and precipitation, storms, pest outbreaks and more frequent and intense fires. In fact, the ability of forests and trees to adapt to these impacts will influence their ability to mitigate climate change.

Event: Webinar on monitoring and evaluation 23 April 2020

On Thursday, 23 April 2020, the FAO-UNDP “Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans” (NAP-Ag) Programmeis is organizing a webinar from 16:00 - 17:30 (CET) on Strengthening monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for adaptation planning for the agriculture sectors, based on the recently published M&E guidance note.

Event: Webinar on mainstreaming gender equality in NDCs

On Tuesday18 February at 8:00 AM EST, the UNDP NDC Support Programme and FAO-UNDP “Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans” (NAP-Ag) Programme are co-organizing a webinar on mainstreaming gender in adaptation planning for the agriculture sectors.

Using NAP-Ag knowledge products in adaptation project design

The NAP-Ag programme has developed a range of knowledge products that can be used at various steps during adaptation project design. This articles provides a selection of these products, describing how and when they can be applied.

COP25: Discussing opportunities for improved land use management to achieve climate action

5 December 2019, Madrid, Spain – NAP-Ag partner countries as well as members of the global team got together at the climate change conference (COP25) in Madrid to showcase country experiences of integrating agricultural sectors in national climate policies, as well as international commitments, such as the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture. 

UNDP and FAO partner on agriculture and land-use planning to support developing countries in accelerating ambition of climate actions

€20 million programme funded by Germany will boost agriculture sectors’ role in addressing climate change impacts and reaching targets for low-carbon climate-resilient development

Strengthening collaboration among ASEAN members for climate adaptation

28-30 May 2019, Chiang Rai, Thailand – The Government of Thailand hosted the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Workshop on "Strengthening Climate Resilience of ASEAN Member States (AMS) through Experience Sharing and Lessons Learn on Progress of Climate Change Adaptation Activities" 

Advancing on monitoring and evaluation for climate change adaptation in the Philippines

A four-day workshop was held on 23-26 April in Quezon City by the NAP-Ag programme, to address the needs for an integrated M&E framework and system. The workshop's objective was to put thought to developing an integrated M&E system that builds on, rather than replicates, existing systems.

Exploring indicators to monitor and evaluate adaptation in Thailand’s agricultural sectors

Thailand’s Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MoAC) hosted a workshop in Bangkok to enhance the technical capacity to monitor and evaluate (M&E) climate change adaptation in the country’s agriculture sectors. The workshop was jointly organized through the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Programme (NAP-Ag), a multi-country support programme led by the UNDP and FAO, and financed by the Government of Germany (BMU). 


The study was carried out under the Integrating Agricultural Sectors into National Adaptation Plans programme, with the aim of capacity building, generating evidence-based results for selecting adaptation options, and informing adaptation policy dialogues on adaptation in agriculture. This study analyses the economic worthiness of adaptation measures currently being practiced by some farmers on their land. It uses cost-benefit analysis (CBA)...

This case study was carried out under the Integrating Agricultural Sectors into National Adaptation Plans programme (NAP-Ag) with the aim of generating empirical evidence about adaptation options in agriculture and to inform adaptation policy dialogues in Zambia. 

This case study is part of a series that describes the steps taken to formulate and implement National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), with an emphasis on adaptation in agriculture (including forestry, livestock and fisheries). The series aims to provide national policy makers with valuable information from colleagues and counterparts in Asia, Africa and Latin America who are on the same NAP journey to address the multiple challenges posed by climate change.