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Global Environment Facility approves $179 million to support FAO-led projects

A farmer covers the grounds of a banana farm in Rusumo, Tanzania. The "mulching" technique consists in creating a buffer to prevent torrential rains from washing away layers of fertile soil.

14 June 2019, Rome - FAO today welcomed a decision by the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to provide $179 million to support the UN agency's work with countries worldwide at the critical nexus between agriculture and the environment.  This includes projects focussed on biodiversity conservation, transboundary water resources management, sustainable land management, highly hazardous pesticide remediation, and climate change adaptation.