This new program is focused on a "climate-smart" approach to agriculture. This is defined as: "an approach that seeks to position the agricultural sector as a solution to: fight against hunger and poverty; combat climate change; reduce emissions; and increasing agriculture's potential to capture and sequester atmospheric carbon."
The new program is a three year program. It will work directly with the host governments, as well as collaborate with local and international organizations such as the Global Crop Diversity Trust. Focus will include: 1) identifying innovative mechanisms for linking climate finance with climate-smart agriculture investments; and 2) building capacity for planning and implementing climate-smart projects capable of attracting international investments.
For more see: "FAO-EC project to promote climate-smart farming," FAO Press Release, 16 Jan. 2012.