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Publication | 2 March 2021

Making climate-sensitive investments in agriculture - Approaches, Tools and Selected Experiences

This knowledge product showcases FAO-developed tools, tested approaches and experiences that could be used in designing climate-smart agricultural investments, with a particular focus on the following: climate risks and vulnerability assessments; the incorporation of climate risk and uncertainty in project design; project appraisals; and monitoring and evaluation of climate-related project results. It also illustrates selected approaches and tools with practical examples and case studies, and discusses climate-financing opportunities.

Module 1 provides an overview of the linkages of climate, agriculture and food security and the role that climate-smart investments play in addressing climate-related challenges in the sector. Module 2 describes a framework for – and an overview of – tools and approaches for integrating climate risk considerations into project design, appraisal and implementation, including climate considerations in strategic investment planning. Module 3 provides a set of technical and sector-specific notes illustrating relevant practical applications and good practices. Module 4 provides an overview of the main climate financing options as well as opportunities and experiences with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Making climate-sensitive investments in agriculture - Approaches, Tools and Selected Experiences
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