Supporting developing countries to integrate the agricultural sectors into National Adaptation Plans (NAPs)
As of: January 2020
Objective and activities
The project integrates agriculture in National Adaptation Plans and supports partner countries in identifying and integrating climate adaptation measures for the agricultural sector into relevant national planning and budgeting processes. It is a multi-year initiative and responds to country-driven needs. The 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; - sharing of lessons learned and best practices on adaptation-related planning and budgeting processes. While the focus of the project is on the agricultural sector, including forestry and fisheries, the results and processes used are highly relevant to inform other sectors of good practices in integrating adaptation needs into national planning and budgeting.
State of implementation/results
The 11 Partner Countries of the programme are implementing activities in collaboration with Ministries of Agriculture and Environment with the support of UNDP and FAO.
- – Through its country driven support the Programme successfully
- 1.Advanced the development of climate change adaptation planning strategies and frameworks in the agriculture sectors in Kenya, Philippines, Thailand and Uganda;
- 2. Enhanced capacities of agriculture sector's decision-makers to appraise adaptation options, using cost-benefit analysis and impact evaluation, as a means to advance the NAP processes in Uganda, Uruguay and Zambia;
- 3. Initiated the leveraging of climate finance for the implementation of climate change adaptation strategies and frameworks in the agriculture sectors in Nepal, The Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam and secured GCF NAP readiness funding for Kenya and Uruguay.;
- 4. Developed a series of gender mainstreaming activities, enhancing global and country team members’ capacity to address gender issues through coaching and preparing gender mainstreaming guidance notes and checklists designed especially for the NAP–Ag Programme.
- Details of progress in each country can be found on the UNDP and FAO web-pages (www.fao.org/…; www.adaptation-undp.org/…).--COL (closes in December 2019): Support to Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to undertake Vulnerability & risk analysis and development of M&E System for the Integral Climate Change Management Plan of the Agricultural Sector (Plan Integral de Gestión del Cambio Climático - PIGCC).-- GMB February 2019 workshop on climate-sensitive budgeting followed by initiation of a climate expenditure review for the Agriculture and Natural Resources –GTM (closes in December 2019) Support the implementation of Chapter 3 (Agriculture, Livestock and Food Security) and Chapter 6 (Integrated management of water resources) of the NAP --KEN The project activities in KEN were successfully closed in September 2019. To ensure continuity beyond the IKI funding period additional resources from UNITAR and the GCF were leveraged. The programmes supported The Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Implementation Framework (KCSAIF 2018-2027), which was launched in October 2018 as well as the M& E framework for its implementation strategy. The Country has made significant progress in implementing the agricultural component of its NAP.
- NPL - The project activities in NPL were successfully closed in July 2019. Policy makers in The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development MoALD and other relevant agencies have identified a roadmap to continue the process of integrating the agriculture sector into Nepal’s NAP. In October 2018 a new method for CCA budget coding and expenditure tracking for agriculture sector was finalized and approved to be applied in the upcoming fiscal year’s budgeting – PHL (closes in December 2019) The programme supported the Department of Agriculture in the implementation of the National Climate Change Adaptation Plan and the revision of the Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Plan (AFMP); focus on development of indicators for M&E on climate change adaptation in agriculture sectors and gender mainstreaming-- THA The project activities in NPL were successfully closed in September2019. The programme supported the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MoAC) in the development and implementation of the Agriculture Climate Change Strategic Plan for 2017-21 (ACCSP 2017-21) using improved prioritization and budgeting of sectoral adaptation actions and introducing an M&E framework and Key Performance Indicators. The ACCSP will feed into the National Climate Change Action Plan;; Support to the development of GCF NAP Readiness Proposal
- UGA The project activities in UGA were successfully closed in July 2019. The National Adaptation Plan for the Agriculture sector (NAP-Ag) was officially launched in November 2018 and derives synergies from the National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) and National Agriculture Policy and is also aligned with the country’s INDC; its Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Framework has been designed by the project; Training workshops on gender with the result that the NAP contains a chapter on gender. The appreciation of the NAP-Ag Program by the Uganda Government to the agriculture and other sectors was demonstrated by a formal request from the National Planning Authority (NPA) to FAO to facilitate the process of integrating adaptation priorities in Uganda’s medium term planning framework (the third National Development Plan) and subsequent sector strategic plans for all climate sensitive sectors such as Agriculture, Water, Environment, Energy, Health, Works and Transport.. – URY (closes in December 2019) project supported the Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture, and Fisheries (MGAP).in the formulation of the National Adaptation Plan for Climate Change and Climate Variability for Agriculture, which was officially launched on September 18th, 2019, in conjunction with the closing workshop. A set of indicators (32) were identified to be used as metrics to track adaptation, resilience and adaptive capacity for the agricultural sector in Uruguay. To ensure continuity beyond the IKI funding period the project leveraged GCF Nap readiness funding – VNM The project activities in VNM were successfully closed in June 2019. The project supported the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in the development of adaptation assessments and monitoring systems for the implementation of sector adaptation priorities under Vietnam’s NDC and the development of a sector wide NAP; A study on developing and testing a framework for measuring climate change related loss and damage in Viet Nam’s agriculture sector was carried out. aa GCF NAP Readiness Proposal was developed – ZMB The project activities in ZMB were successfully closed in July 2019. The project supported the development of the the agriculture NAP road map and facilitated a discussion among key stakeholders on the formulation of the agriculture sector NAP. The project has contributed to the design and submission of a GCF NAP readiness proposal;
- -- In 2019 The Project actively participated at various international and regional fora such as the NAP Expo from 8-12th of April 2019 in Songdo, the Global NDC conference in Berlin in June 2019, the workshop on the Lima Work Programme on Gender (LWPG) and its Gender Action Plan (GAP), the Koronivia Dialogue and other side events which were held during SB 50 sessions of the UNFCCC in June 2019, the 36th Meeting of the LEG in Nairobi in August 2019, the LDC Expert Group Workshop on NAPs and the LEG Training Workshop on National Adaptation Plans in Nairobi in September 2019 and the Third Koronivia Dialogue which was held in September in FAO HQ in Rome.