List of common used abbreviations and acronyms

AC : Adaptation Committee
AF : Adaptation Fund
: African Group of Negotiators made up of African members of the United Nations
AILAC : Independent Association for Latin America and the Caribbean: Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, Paraguay and Peru
AIT : Asian Institute of Technology
ALBA : The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America: Bolivia, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela
AMAF : ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry
AMIA : Adaptation and Mitigation Initiatives in Agriculture
AMS : ASEAN member states
ANGA : ASEAN Negotiators Group on Agriculture
APA : Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement
AOSIS : Alliance of Small Island States: 44 island and low-lying coastal countries
APEC : Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
ASEAN : Association of Southeast Asian Nations
ASEAN-CRN : ASEAN Climate Resilience Network
ASFCC : ASEAN-Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change
Asia DHRRA : Asian Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia
ASOEN : ASEAN Senior. Officials on Environment
ASOF : ASEAN Senior Officials on Forestry
ASWGC : ASEAN Sectoral Working Group on Crops
ASWGCC : ASEAN Sectoral Working Group on Climate Change
ASWGFi : ASEAN Sectoral Working Group on Fisheries
ASWGL : ASEAN Sectoral Working Group on. Livestock
ATWGARD : ASEAN Technical Working Group on Agricultural Research and Development
AWG-SF : ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry
AWG-FCC : ASEAN Working Group on Forest and Climate Change
BASIC : Brazil, South Africa, India and China
BAPPENAS : Ministry of National Development Planning (Indonesia)
BMKG : The Indonesian Agency for Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics
BRIA : Better Rice Initiative Asia
BRICS : Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
CACAM Group : Central Asia, Caucasus, Albania and Moldova
CARDI : Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute
CARICOM : Caribbean Community: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago
CBDR : Common but differentiated responsibilities
CCA : Climate Change Asia
CCAFS : Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security
CCROM SEAP : the Centre for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management in Southeast Asia Pasific
CD : Cartagena Dialogue: informal alliance of about 40 countries
CFS : Climate Field Schools
CGE : Consultative Group of Experts
CIAT : International Center for Tropical Agriculture
CIS : Climate information services
CIMMYT : The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
CMA : Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement
CMP : Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol
COP : Conference of the Parties
CSA : Climate Smart Agriculture
CSLU : Climate Smart Land Use in ASEAN
CSRD : Climate Services for Resilient Development
CTCN : Climate Technology Centre and Network
CVF : Climate Vulnerable Forum: made up of 20 nations which describe themselves as ‘highly vulnerable to a warming planet’
DA-BAR : Philippines Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Agricultural Research
DAP : Myanmar Department of Agriculture Planning
DOA : Thailand Department of Agriculture
DSMK : Damnai Sabai Mongkul, glutinous rice variety tolerant to droughts and floods when planted at low lying fields.
EIG : The Environmental Integrity Group: Mexico, Liechtenstein, Monaco, South Korea and Switzerland
FAO : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FOR-CC : Forest and Climate Change
GAP-CC : ASEAN-German Programme on Response to Climate Change
GCF : Green Climate Fund
GEF : Global Environment Facility
GHG : Greenhouse Gas
GIZ : Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
G77 : The Group of 77 countries (initially) and China (currently totaling 134 countries)
GRULAC : Group of Latin American and Caribbean States
IAARD : Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development
IAHRI : Indonesian Agroclimate and Hydrology Research Institute
ICFORD : Indonesian Center for Food Crops Research and Development
ICRR : Indonesian Center for Rice Research
IPB : Institut Pertanian Bogor (Bogor Agricultural University)
IPCC : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPSARD : the Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development
IRRI : International Rice Research Institute
KJWA : Koronivia joint work on agriculture
LAS : League of Arab States: Arab nations in northern and north-eastern Africa and south-western Asia
LDCs : Countries designated by the United Nations as least developed
LEG : Least Developed Countries Expert Group
LMDCs : Like-Minded Developing Countries: Algeria, Argentina, Bolivia, Cuba, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mali, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria and Venezuela
MARD : Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
MARDI : Malaysia Agriculture Research and Development
MLDCs : Mountainous Landlocked Developing Countries: Armenia, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
MRV : Measuring, reporting, verification
MOA : Ministry of Agriculture
MOAC : Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives
NAFRI : Laos National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute
NAIPP : National agriculture insurance pilot program
NAP : National adaptation plan
NDC : Nationally determined contribution
NGOs : Non-government organizations
NSFCRC : Nakhon Sawan Field Crops Research Center
NWP : Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change
OAE : Thailand Office of Agricultural Economics
OPEC : Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
PCCB : Paris Committee on Capacity-building
PCIC : Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation
RECOFTC : The Center for People and Forests
SB : Subsidiary body session
SBI : Subsidiary Body for Implementation
SBSTA : Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice
SCF : Standing Committee on Finance
SDGs : Sustainable Development Goals
SEAFAST : Southeast Asia Food and Agriculture Science and Technology Center
SEARCA : Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture
SFA : The Singapore Food Agency (SFA) and the Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS). (Previously known as Singapore Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA)
SOM-AMAF : Senior Officials Meeting
SOM-RDPE : Senior Officials Meeting on Rural Development and Poverty Eradication
TEC : Technology Executive Committee
UNCC : United Nations Conference Centre
UNDP : United Nations Development Programme
UNFCCC : United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
USAID : The U.S. Agency for International Development
WIM : Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts.
WOCAN : Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management




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