FAO and the GEF

Partnering for sustainable agri-food systems and the environment

Latest news and updates from the partnership


The Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries is a holistic management planning framework promoted by FAO that considers the environment and human societies as interconnected elements, and that facilitates the development of fisheries management systems that are based on this vision. The GEF-funded Coastal Fisheries Initiative promotes its application.

The initiative aims to support shifts towards sustainable nature-positive production and efficient value chains for crops, commodities, livestock, and aquaculture.
This ambitious goal is part of efforts towards more sustainable tuna fishing and biodiversity conservation in the ocean areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ).
Despite alarming degradation trends, clear opportunities exist to reduce pressure on landscapes and ecosystems and improve the sustainability of agri-food systems.
The Ocean Foundation (TOF) and UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched a new website in support of sustainable fisheries management around the world. 

Mariama Sarr works as a seafood harvester ...

Strengthening forest-related data in reporting to the Paris Agreement
Five countries will benefit from projects focusing on biodiversity and water security
King and Queen of Belgium visit FAO-GEF forestry project in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Cotton and vegetable producers in Missirah, Senegal were trained and made aware of the triple rinsing of empty packaging and they committed themselves to rinsing and collecting empty packaging.
The Indonesian seas are rich in marine biodiveristy with high fisheries productivity especially for sought-after fish resources, including BSC, locally known as rajungan. Concerns over the sustainability of this high value commodity has emerged in the pa
This case study focuses on the main challenges and steps in designing and putting the greenhouse gas inventory archiving procedures into action in the country.
"I encourage farmers to continue the path they have taken to build climate resilience."
Through farmer field schools, farmers have been trained in on pesticide risk reduction, recognizing pesticide poisoning, adoption of safer alternatives to pesticides, including integrated pest management.
FAO reaffirms its commitment to support the Government of Côte d'Ivoire in the implementation of sustainable agricultural value chains as part of the FOLUR Impact Program
There is no sweeter business than harvesting honey while protecting forests
41 alternatives to chemical pesticides have been popularized and promoted in West Africa and Sahel, within the framework of the regional project on Elimination of Obsolete Pesticides including Persistent Organic Pollutants and Strengthening Pesticide Management coordinated by FAO with the financi...
With record funding for the GEF-8 replenishment, FAO has opportunities to continue supporting countries in transforming their agri-food systems to be greener and more climate resilient and help reverse catastrophic environmental trends.
A new series of FAO e-learning courses on greenhouse gas inventories will help countries meet their commitments to the Paris Agreement’s Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF)