FAO and the GEF

Partnering for sustainable agri-food systems and the environment

Latest news and updates from the partnership

Story of a young woman’s resilience and her trust in climate-smart farming despite the challenges posed by the changing climate.
Since 2016, FAO and its partners such as ECOWAS, UEMOA and CILSS, with the financial support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), have been implementing the Regional Project on Elimination of Obsolete Pesticides including POPs and Strengthening Pesticide Management in CILSS Member S...
28 February 2022, Nairobi, Kenya - FAO and UNEP, as co-leads for the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, launched the call for World Restoration Flagships under the UN Decade during a high-level flagship side event at the fifth session of the UN Environment
A regional strategy for the centralization, securing, and disposal of obsolete pesticide stocks was finalized in a inclusive process with stakeholders and implementing partners of the FAO-GEF project, Disposal of Obsolete Pesticides including POPs and Strengthening Pesticide Management i...
Here’s what FAO's partnership with the GEF is doing helping in this United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration: From commitments to actions for nature
New generations of students help adapt local knowledge and practices to a changing world
This publication was produced to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Global Environment Facility, with contributions from across the GEF community, it includes reflections from governments, agencies, conventions and other partners on three decades of co
Eight countries will benefit from projects to address land degradation, biodiversity and sustainability of marine resources
The December 2021 Work Program approved during the 61st GEF Council has programmed over USD 13.6 million for four FAO-led projects set to benefit eight countries.
The contribution of Gulmira and everyone to counter soil degradation processes is celebrated annually on 5 December, World Soil Day.
Degradation of forest and land resources has been identified as major impediments to sustainable development in Zimbabwe. To avert this, FAO is leading project under the Drylands Impact Program to promote sustainable forest and land management in dryland
Chilean artisanal fishers and small-scale fish farmers are having to adapt their livelihoods
Each winning concept will be eligible to receive grants from the GEF-hosted Special Climate Change Fund and Least Developed Countries Fund to provide targeted financing for climate resilience projects in developing and low-income countries.
New program to transform global food systems across key commodities in 27 countries
On the occasion for COP26, FAO has conducted a review of its CBIT portfolio to measure effectiveness, evaluate durability, gather lessons learnt, and present evidence-based results that can provide insights to the actors in the Enhanced Transparency Frame
Agriculture offers innovative solutions to the climate crisis… for the globe and its own survival!
Dialogue on Land Degradation Neutrality in Europe and Central Asia
The FAO multi-country project aided in the renovation of a well located near the village of Takham in southeast Uzbekistan, which in turn provides great support for local livestock breeders.
Dr Walter Svinurai – a senior lecturer at the Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology (MUAST) and a member of Zimbabwe's climate transparency team- discusses how academia and youth are currently engaged in climate related processes; a