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Philippines joins multi-country initiative on climate strategies

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines has joined a multi-country initiative aimed at strengthening the capacities of governments to plan, fund and operationalize climate response strategies.

Initiated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag) program focuses on strategic climate risk management and being implemented in eight countries including the Philippines, Kenya, Nepal, Thailand, Uganda, Uruguay, Vietnam and Zambia.

“Climate change is no longer a distant threat. The strong typhoons and droughts we have experienced in recent years have given us a preview of the severe implications it will continue to have on the agriculture sector and the related issues of national interest such as food security, economic growth and the eradication of rural poverty,” FAO Representative in the Philippines José Luis Fernández said.

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