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

Strengthening Climate Resilience through People-Centered Approaches: Farmer Field Schools and Dimitra Clubs in Senegal

The resilience of Senegal's communities to climate change was enhanced by the project, Mainstreaming ecosystem-based approaches to climate resilient rural livelihoods in vulnerable rural areas through the Farmer Field School methodology, by building the capacity of communities and women through two innovative, people-centered approches—Farmer Field Schools (FFS) and Dimitra Clubs, and by strengthening agro-climate information communications and setting up a climate resilience fund for scaling up project achievements.