As a major producer of agricultural products and home to large forest landscapes, Southeast Asia is highly vulnerable to climate change. And at the same time carries special responsibility for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation. A large share of the 600 million people in Southeast Asia relies on agriculture, fisheries and forestry for their livelihood. Increasingly aware of the challenges of adapting to the consequences of climate change and at the same time to mitigate the worse, the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have committed themselves to address the interrelated challenges of food security and climate change in the agriculture and forestry sectors. This is reflected in several ASEAN frameworks as well as the ASEAN Vision on Food Agriculture and Forestry (FAF) towards 2025; the document can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/29M2fUO
GAP-CC is comprised of two projects designed to achieve the program objective: the Sustainable Agrifood Systems project (SAS) based in Bangkok, and the Forestry and Climate Change project (FOR-CC) based in Jakarta.
SAS is one of two projects of the GAP-CC commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) that is implemented by the Deutsche Gessellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in close cooperation with the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC). The project aims to enable ASEAN Member States to implement the ASEAN Integrated Food Security (AIFS) Framework and its Strategic Plan of Action on Food Security (SPA-FS) by focusing on the promotion of sustainable food production at the national level.
FOR-CC is one of two projects of the GAP-CC commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the GIZ GmbH in close cooperation with the ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC). FOR-CC provides capacity building to improve the cooperation of ASEAN Member States on climate change-related key topics in agriculture and forestry like Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD), Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT), Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) and Access to Climate Finance for ASEAN Member States.