Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP)

How To Do Note on Fisheries, Aquaculture and Climate Change

The How To Do Note on Fisheries, Aquaculture and Climate Change describes a range of multiple-benefit options for integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation into IFAD interventions in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors.

How IFAD is scaling up climate smart processes

The primary interface between climate change and agriculture is at the crop-growing stage, but climate hazards also have impacts on later stages of agricultural production, including the storage, processing and market access stages.

Food and livelihoods in a changing climate: The role of climate finance for agriculture

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) has just released a new working paper at the COP21 Climate Summit in Paris titled, Food and livelihoods in a changing climate: The role of climate finance for agriculture.

Recipes for Change

The Kingdom of Tonga is a Polynesian sovereign state comprising over 170 islands. It has a rural population of approximately 74 per cent. Climate change causes sea level rise, drought, increases in climate shocks and affects the location and abundance of tuna fisheries.

Pro-Poor Resource Governance under Changing Climates

It is difficult for smallholder farmers to adapt to climate change with actions focused only on the environment. This study by IFAD, the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and partners shows that successful adaptation to a changing environment also requires changes in social and political processes.

The Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) channels climate finance to smallholder farmers so they can access the information tools and technologies that help build their resilience to climate change. Launched by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in 2012, ASAP has become the largest global financing source dedicated to supporting the adaptation of poor smallholder farmers to climate change. The programme is working in more than thirty developing countries, using climate finance to make rural development programmes more climate-resilient.

In focus

    • ASAP Uganda factsheet

      ASAP Uganda factsheet

      Our PRELNOR project in Uganda is restoring the livelihoods of beneficiaries in Northern Uganda. With the help of ASAP financing, 180,000 people will increase sustainable production, productivity and climate resilience.

    • ASAP Niger factsheet

      ASAP Niger factsheet

      75.9 per cent of Niger's population are living on less than US$2 per day. Over 8 years, IFAD and ASAP will help 290,000 households to sustainably guarantee food and nutrition security and resilience to crises.

  • Stronger project design through Mapping and GIS in Yemen
    • The Traditional Knowledge Advantage

      The Traditional Knowledge Advantage

      Indigenous peoples’ knowledge in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies
  • ASAP newsletter 2016 - Issue 1

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  • Gernot Laganda
    Climate Change Adaptation Specialist
    Environment and Climate Division (ECD)
    Rome, Italy
    Work: +39 06 54592142