Climate change
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The funds, released through the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans Program, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) will help recipient countries to strengthen their adaptation to climatic changes and safeguard livelihoods.

Other countries to benefit from the fund include Nepal, Kenya, the Philippines, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, and Vietnam.

FAO said in a statement that the initiative aims to help countries make improvements in the medium to long-term planning and budgeting processes, adding that the strategy will help link and strengthen existing programs in the targeted countries to improve their prospects for accessing global funds for climate finance such as the Global Environment Fund and the Green Climate Fund.

FAO will offer policy advice and technical support to ensure that climate change adaptation priorities in the agriculture, forestry, and fisheries sectors are incorporated in the planning process while the UNDP will engage with countries in managing climate risk, planning and budgeting to help them strengthen information systems, project formulation and coordination between government institutions.

Our food security in the decades to come depends on our collective ability to innovate and adapt to climate change. The agriculture is critical to every nation and is a lifeline for livelihoods. Therefore, FAO and UNDP have joined forces to support partner countries to integrate agriculture into national adaptation planning processes, UNDP Global Environment Finance Unit executive coordinator Adriana Dinu said in the statement. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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