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A new project aimed at enhancing the climate change resilience of smallholder farmers and local communities by increasing their access to growing premium market segments was launched in Cambodia on 27 October 2023.
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has welcomed the renewal of its accreditation by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), a decision announced this Wednesday during the 37th meeting of the GCF Board. The reaccreditation reaffirms FAO's unwavering dedication to advancing climate action through agrifood system...

FAO is leading three Green Climate Fund projects in El Salvador, Jordan and Pakistan that help farmers adapt to climate change in water-stressed regions with the help of native trees, rooftop rainwater harvesting and digital tools.

The Gambia training sessions for sustainable fisheries and mangrove restoration
Mangroves are more than just trees; they are lifelines for communities in the Gambia. They provide income, medicine, wildlife habitats, food security, flood protection, pollution filtering, erosion control, and coastal storm defence. The key to their survival lies in the hands of local communities, who can manage them wisely for the benefit of all...
The Gambia’s fishery sector is a key contributor to the country’s economy, providing employment for about 300 000 people. But climate change threatens the sector and the livelihoods of coastal communities. In a high-profile event in Banjul on 22 August 2023, the Government of the Gambia launched the GCF-Funded Climate Resilient Fishery Initiative...

In an Ava Guaraní community, yerba mate is grown for consumption, to generate economic income, mitigate the impacts of climate change, and, above all, to maintain the ancestral culture. This effort is now supported by the PROEZA Paraguay project, an initiative funded by the Green Climate Fund and implemented with technical assistance from FAO.

What is at stake if Indigenous Peoples’ knowledge is not passed down to today’s youth? Quite simply, the planet as we know it! The reality is that Indigenous Peoples are guardians to almost 80 percent of the world’s remaining biodiversity. Representing six percent of the global population, Indigenous Peoples’ territories cover 28 percent of the Earth’s surface.

Take a deep breath. Now ponder this: the big, blue ocean that covers 71 percent of the Earth produces over 50 percent of our oxygen. The ocean is also key to cooling the planet, absorbing 90 percent of the excess heat caused by global warming and capturing 25 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions. But harmful, human activities such as ...

The Gambia contributes just 0.01 percent to global greenhouse gas emissions, but climate change threatens the future supply of people’s main source of protein: fish. In this low-lying coastal nation, rich in biodiversity with over 600 fish species, poor fisherfolk depend on marine, coastal and riverine fisheries for their food security and livelihoods...
 A new FAO-led, Green Climate Fund readiness project was signed on 26 April 2023 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The project will support the low-emission and climate-resilient development of Georgia's agriculture sector. Growth of the agrifood sector is a priority for the Government, but that development is predicted to increase emissions by about 40 percent... 
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