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FAO and the GEF

Partnering for Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment


GEF's Guidelines on the Project and Program Cycle Policy

This information document sprovides guidelines for proper implementation of the GEF Project and Program Cycle Policy. 

GEF's Project and Program Cycle Policy

The Policy sets out the rules governing the cycles for GEF-financed Projects and Programs. 

FAO Policy on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples

Consistent with its mandate to pursue a world free from hunger and malnutrition, the “FAO Policy on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples” has been formulated so as to ensure that FAO will make all due efforts to respect, include and promote indigenous issues in relevant work.

Tools and Approaches

Climate Smart Agriculture

Climate smart agriculture is an approach that helps guide actions needed to transform and reorient agricultural systems to effectively support development and ensure food security in a changing climate.

Global Farmer Field Schools Platform

The Farmer Field School (FFS) approach is based on people-centred learning. Participants can exchange knowledge and experiences in a risk-free setting.

Dimitra Community Listeners’ Clubs

The FAO Dimitra Community Listeners’ Clubs are groups of women, men and young people – mixed or not – working together to bring about changes in their communities. They meet regularly to discuss the challenges they face in their daily lives, make decisions and take action to resolve their problems.