Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP–Ag) Programme: Programme Highlights 2015-2018

The co-led UNDP and FAO Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) Programme is a multi-year (2015-20), USD 17 million initiative funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The Programme supports 11 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to identify and integrate climate change adaptation measures into relevant national planning and budgeting processes, with a focus on the agricultural sectors. This integration is helping to enhance institutional capacities and processes towards operationalizing climate response strategies in the agricultural sectors. NAP-Ag seeks to foster innovative partnerships between ministries of agriculture, environment, planning and finance, and other national actors.

Country ownership is key to building resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and disasters in the medium to long term. Improving national capacities to identify and select catalytic adaptation options goes hand-in-hand with mobilizing the necessary finance for their implementation, beyond the timeframe and scope of the Programme itself. NAP-Ag therefore provides tools and capacity development in the necessary areas, including on engaging with international climate funds, such as the Green Climate Fund (GCF), bilateral and multilateral funding mechanisms, as well as domestic financing. While NAP formulation is the entry point for the Programme, it actively seeks to build synergies with targets laid out in partner countries’ wider planning processes, including overarching national development plans and the Sustainable Development Goals, Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, disaster risk reduction plans and agricultural sub-sector plans (including livestock, crops, fisheries, aquaculture and forestry).