Glossary

List of common used abbreviations and acronyms

AC:Adaptation Committee
AF:Adaptation Fund
AGN
: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 Negotiating 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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