The agriculture sector supports lives and livelihoods in communities around the world. FAO estimates that small-scale farmers produce over 70% of the world's food needs. Helping farmers cope with climate change impacts, while also reducing the sectors greenhouse gas emissions, requires outreach to large and small-scale farm operations. Transferring technology in the farming sector both reduces vulnerability to climate change risks while increasing food security and enhancing the overall health and well-being of farming communities. Ranging from conventional to organic regenerative farming practices, agricultural technologies encompass tools and techniques to grow and process food crops consumed locally and traded around the world. Below you will find related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring this topic further.
Designing nature-based solutions with an ethnic and gender-equity approach, to increase the resilience of rural mountain communities in protected natural areas affected by extreme weather events in HondurasType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ReviewCountries:
The geographical location of Honduras between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans exposes it to numerous and diverse natural hazards and extreme weather events. The impacts of climate change vary across the country: in the Caribbean, cyclones are more common, while in the center and south drought is more prevalent, along with the recurrent effects of the El Niño and La Niña phenomenon. Due to the topography, landslides are also quite common.
Developing a national framework for the standardization of stalls and procedures for a climate smart street side vendor in the BahamasType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ImplementationCountries:
There is a consensus of the growing problem with street and roadside vendors in The Bahamas. Vendors are selling their goods without the necessary permits and breaching Covid-19 orders. The government of The Bahamas is taking steps to bring street vendors into the formal economy, with the development of enabling policies and fostering agriculture production. Currently, 90% of the food is imported in The Bahamas and there is an urgent need to become more self-sufficient.
Upscaling lowland rice production to improve food security through improved solar powered irrigation practicesType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ImplementationApproach:
Liberia is a small West African state with borders in the north with the republic of Guinea, in east with Ivory Coast, in the west, with Sierra Leone and in the south with the Atlantic Ocean. Agriculture is a major sector of Liberia employing more than 70% of the population. However, Liberia agriculture system is rain-fed, indicating heavy dependence on rainfall. Climate change has posed serious challenge on all sectors and has adversely threatened sustainable agricultural production in Liberia.
Strengthening the National Disaster Management Agency’s (NDMA) application of UAV and Remote sensing technology for vulnerability assessments and response planningType:Technical AssistanceDate of submission:Phase:ImplementationCountries:Cross-sectoral enabler:
The Kingdom of Eswatini is a landlocked country between South Africa and People’s Republic of Mozambique. The country faces numerous challenges such as poverty, chronic food insecurity, HIV/AIDS and climate-related disasters that include droughts, storms and floods and invasive plant and diseases. According to Eswatini's Third National Communication to the UNFCCC, between 1961 and 2010 there is an upward trend in mean annual temperature across the different parts of the country and a decrease in seasonal rainfall and an increase in frequencies of dry spells.