Strategic Objectives

  1. The strategic objective of this programme is to champion the transition to agricultural production systems that are more productive, use inputs more efficiently, have less variability and greater stability in their outputs, and are more resilient to risks, shocks and long-term climate change. This requires a paradigm shift in the management of land, water, soil nutrients and genetic resources with a focus on efficiency.

Specific Objectives

  1. To address the complex interconnected challenges of food security, development and climate change mitigation, while identifying integrated options that create thematic synergies.   
  2. To develop farmers’ capacity and governments’ will to adopt farming practices and systems that build adaptation to climate change and increase yield per unit of land.
  3. To identify and surmount barriers to adoption among farmers, and provide practical solutions in terms of policies, strategies, actions and incentives.
  4. To promote strengthening of livelihoods, especially for smallholder farmers, by refining access to services, knowledge, financial resources and markets.  
  5. To reduce post-harvest loss in the agricultural value chain that accounts for 30% of food losses worldwide.


  1. Sustainably increase agricultural productivity and incomes to pull vulnerable communities out of poverty.
  2. Mitigating climate change in agriculture will reduce greenhouse gas emissions per unit of land/agricultural product and increase carbon sinks.
  3. Preserving ecosystems that will favour coexistence of other flora and fauna.  
  4. Farmers develop better understanding on climate change adaptation and mitigation and how to improve yield for poverty alleviation.