FAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. FAO’s goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. FAO’s work on disaster and climate resilience is guided by the Sendai Framework for DRR, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). FAO facilitates the design of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), and supports climate actions that countries have publicly pledged to achieve, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
As one of CADRI’s Executive Partners, FAO makes annual contributions to the CADRI Pooled Fund to support the CADRI Secretariat functions at global and regional level. FAO led the development of the CADRI Capacity Diagnosis and Planning module for the Agriculture and Food Security sector.
FAO deploys specialized expertise in response to country demand for CADRI Partnership services in the areas of disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, crisis management and resilience in the agriculture, food security and nutrition sectors, more specifically in:
- Risk governance: Legal, policy and institutional systems and regulatory frameworks for risk reduction and crisis management in agriculture sectors (farming, livestock, agro-forestry, and fisheries and aquaculture);
- Early Warning Systems: Information and early warning against potential, known and emerging threats to agriculture sectors, food security, and nutrition;
- Vulnerability Reduction Measures and resilient livelihoods diversification: Promotion and diversification of livelihoods with risk reducing technologies, approaches and practices across all agricultural sectors;
- Preparedness: Preparedness for effective response and recovery across all agricultural sectors.
To learn more about FAO's work on disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and emergency response, please click here.