Activity Assisting Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to Integrate the Agricultural Sectors into Climate Change Priorities and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
Country Micronesia,Fed States of, Grenada, Guyana, Kiribati, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Vanuatu, Samoa
Last update: 21/06/2018
Lead organisation organisation details Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries
Coordinator person details Iwan Samoender
Budget 2,000,000
Project period 01/07/2017 to 01/06/2019
Countries: Micronesia,Fed States of, Grenada, Guyana, Kiribati, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Vanuatu, Samoa 
Summary There are a numbers of United Nations Framework Conventions on Climate Change (UNFCCC) related commitments through which SIDS have prioritized the needs to address the impacts of climate change. However, evidences show that there are still gaps and significant opportunities to enhance the response to climate change in agricultural sectors (includes crops, livestock, fisheries and forestry). For example, based on UNFCCC decision 1/CP.19, countries have voluntarily submitted their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), and analysis shows the need for technical support in the areas of adaptation, mitigation and financing. Some of the explicit needs prioritized in INDCs include strengthening of climate change work especially on mainstreaming into sectoral plans, policies, support to adaptation/mitigation planning processes, implementation of mitigation and adaptation practices and relevant capacity development with in a broader objective of food security and nutrition.

Background SIDS together emit less than 1 percent of global greenhouse gases.
- Comparative projections of climate change scenarios suggest a median annual increase in surface temperature of 1.2-2.3°C in the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean small island regions by end of the century compared to the pre-industrial baseline.
Objective The overall development goal of the project is to ensure that the agricultural sectors are prioritized for adaptation action to safeguard food and nutrition security. This will help reduce the vulnerability of SIDS populations and responds to the global calls for assistance to countries that are highly exposed to adverse effects of climate
Setup and activities FAO: US$ 2.000.000
(Expected) Results The outcome of the project is “enhanced integration of agriculture and food security priorities into (I) NDCs through enhanced technical capacities, policy dialogues and enabling policy environments.
List Keywords
1.1 Socio- economic Sector (OECD) 430xx Climate Change Adaptation
1.3 Natural dimension Climate/Air
1.4 Target group(s) 4. Research community
1. Local communities
2. SMEs/Private sector
2.1 Production System 2. Mixed cropping system
2.2 Production Chain 2. Production & Management
2.3 Commodity group Food crops
2.5a Agro-Ecology: Thermal zone 1: Tropical
Role Person name
Project leader person details Iwan Samoender