FAO and the GEF

Partnering for sustainable agri-food systems and the environment

Latest news and updates from the partnership

Newsletter for the "Mainstreaming Biodiversity Conservation Objective and Practices into China’s Water Resources Management" project in China
The heads of FAO and the GEF agreed that efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems are the solution to reversing environmental degradation, and working together to strengthen national institutions and policy coherence is a way to b
Chile’s vast and varied landscapes are under strain from deforestation, forest fires, drought, and urban growth. To counter these pressures, a FAO-GEF project will focus on protecting vulnerable ecosystems and plant and animal species where they are the m
In a breakthrough decision, 210 911 hectares of forest land was granted to communities Haut-Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to support sustainable management of forest resources and land tenure security.
The FAO-GEF Rehabilitation of Forest Landscapes and Degraded Land project has helped rural communities to organise themselves and work together to resolve problems in their areas, like a road connecting the village to urban areas and an upgrade to the lea
FAO's GEF-funded project is using a gender-responsive approach to climate planning and action to help countries make forest data more transparent and accessible in line with the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) under the Paris Agreement.
To reduce rising food security threats and support more sustainable land management practices in the wake of the COVID-19 emergency, the GEF is financing a new FAO-led initiative focused on strengthening Azerbaijan’s land health policies and improving lan
Funded by the GEF’s Least Developed Country Fund (LDCF), the project will help coastal fishing communities and protected areas in the Cambodia’s main four coastal provinces – Kampot, Kep, Koh Kong and Preah Sihanouk to improve their livelihoods by increas
The GEF and the Least Developed Countries Fund are jointly supporting a new project led by the FAO that will enable communities along Benin’s southern coast to restore and sustainably manage the endangered mangrove forests they inhabit by helping them to
16 countries will benefit from projects designed to conserve biodiversity, enhance ecosystem services, combat land degradation, and preserve natural resources on land and water
FAO will help implement projects in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Nicaragua and Venezuela, which will benefit 439,000 people, half of whom are women.
The webpage elaborates on FAO-led projects approved in the December 2020 work program under GEF-7
The 59th GEF Council agreed to support FAO projects in Azerbaijan and Tajikistan worth a total of USD 12.5 million.
The 59th GEF Council agreed to support a FAO project in Brazil with a funding of USD 3.4 million
A USD 6.3 million will support Chile in deploying actions related to the restoration and conservation of the landscape, biodiversity and ecosystem services.
In a webinar with GEF CEO, Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, FAO addresses how investing in carbon sequestration, both in vegetation and in soils, can help meet the Paris Agreement.
FAO Director-General, QU Dongyu, and the President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening collaboration on eradicating hunger and achieving food security in Argentina and in the world.
Our world’s oceans may be a mystery to us, but they’re the source of livelihoods of many fishermen (and women) around the world. The article takes a deep dive into how this ancient tradition is adapting to the modern conditions.
Coastal Fisheries Initiative teams up with female fishers to keep the food chain alive
The Restoration Initiative (TRI) national project in Sao Tome and Principe is working to support short value chains based on the sustainable exploitation of non-timber forest products.