The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations Program for Development Program (UNDP) will execute national adaptation plans for the integration of the national agriculture in eight developing countries, said spokespersons from both organizations Wednesday.
As much FAO and the UNPD will work in nations such as Nepal, Kenya, the Philippines, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, Vietnam and Zambia, to raise agricultural production and empower food security.
The project will count on financial support from Germany, for all those nations to renew and strengthen their adaptation to climatic changes as an initiative to improve their plans and budgets.
During a period of four years, FAO will provide policy advice and technical support to ensure that the priorities for adaptation to climate change in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, are incorporated into national planning.
Meanwhile, UNDP will assist in the management of climate risks, planning and budgeting, and strengthening information systems, project formulation, and coordination among government agencies to access the Global Environment Facility and the Green Fund for Climate.
The amounts for the program amounted to $ 12 million and come from the International Climate Initiative of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany.
The executive coordinator of the Finance Unit of the UNDP Global Environment Facility, Adriana Dinu, said that food security in the coming decades depends on the collective ability to innovate and adapt to climate change from the integration of national agriculture policies.
According to FAO three-quarters of the world’s poor live in rural areas and depend on agriculture for their livelihood, so their adaptation to climate change ranging from improving crop varieties to drought, salinity, new farming methods and updated irrigation and water management systems.