FAO and the GEF

Partnering for Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment

Feeding the world, caring for the earth…

FAO is a partner agency of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), a partnership of 18 agencies and 183 countries to address the world’s most challenging environmental issues related to biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, chemicals, and international waters. GEF provides grants to countries to meet these challenges whilst contributing to key development goals, such as food security.  

FAO brings to the partnership extensive knowledge and expertise in sustainable agriculture, including forestry and fisheries, as well as project formulation and resource mobilization. It draws on its strong field presence and in-depth understanding of GEF policies and procedures to assist member countries with more than 180 projects balanced across regions and focal areas.