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 190 projects balanced across regions and focal areas.

CHINA - Hani Rice Terraces PROMAREN - CHIMBORAZO Farmer Field School with Julianus Thomas (2013/2014, Kagera countries)) Proyecto GEF-FAO Chile, Adaptación al Cambio Climático, Caleta El Manzano

The Restoration Initiative Year in Review 2019

Publications
03/07/2020
The 2019 TRI Year in Review details the progress and stories from the first year implementation of The Restoration Initiative (TRI) programme.

Transforming food and agriculture to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Publications
05/06/2020
Good practices from FAO–GEF projects around the world.