FAO and the GEF

Partnering for sustainable agri-food systems and the environment

Latest news and updates from the partnership

31/01/2024
Just as the eels demonstrate tenacity in their lifecycle, the IFish initiative is steadfast in evolving and enhancing aquaculture, underscoring a shared narrative of endurance and progress. The project’s objective is to strengthen the management framework for the sustainable use of inland aquatic...
10/01/2024

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today launched a new phase of work – supported with $2 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) – to assist developing countries in monitoring and reporting data on both the state and changes in their forest cover more...

28/12/2023
The project supported Bangladesh in its efforts to Paris agreement implementation in following areas: developed an integrated climate change measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) platform (mrv.eis.gov.bd) for GHG Inventory, Mitigation Actions, Adaptation Actions, and Finance tracking and ...
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08/12/2023
Climate change threatens our ability to ensure global food security, eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development. Actions to move towards efficient, resilient, and sustainable agrifood systems must be at the heart of global climate action to mitigate emissions, build resilience, and ensure food security for all. The article looks at how FAO is helping countries access climate finance through its partnership with the GEF and addressing the critical nexus of climate change and food security.
22/11/2023
Building on the major Global Environment Facility (GEF) endorsement of FAO’s bioeconomy work, the “Bananas in Pakistan's Bioeconomy: Transforming Waste into Textile” project took its first steps toward implementation during a mission in Sindh Region this November. International colleagues from FA...
13/11/2023
The GEF-funded REDESAR project has helped many beneficiaries like Auzileide by increasing awareness about sustainable cultivation and in turn redefining their relationship with the environment.
12/11/2023
"In the past, I used to sell my animals at a very low price at the beginning of winter, because they might otherwise die because of diseases and malnutrition. This year, improvements made to my stable make me optimistic that they will survive. My family can continue benefitting from dairy product...
11/10/2023
FAO's GEF-funded project in Afghanistan's Bamyan province is implementing community-driven approaches to sustainable land management to restore degraded rangelands. The project recently supported construction of Passive Solar Houses (PSH) to provide alternative livelihood options to the community, decrease land degradation, and increase rangeland productivity.
13/09/2023
José Augusto López Zambrano is a third-generation fisher from the Ecuadorian port city of Manta. “I have dedicated myself to this activity all my life,” says José, who is president of the local Manta Pole-and-Line Fishers Association. “The most important thing fishers can do to preserve...
13/09/2023
Since 2017, Yustus and his community have been implementing Sasi, a traditional fishery co-management system in Indonesia. It’s a set of rules mutually agreed upon by Indigenous peoples, religious leaders and the government for managing natural resources in their area. They include biological res...
06/09/2023
In the town of Sivrihisar in Eskisehir province, members of the “Asma Yaprağı Women’s Cooperative” have begun cultivating tomatoes in a new 528-metre greenhouse provided by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The initiative forms part of the “Land Degradation Neutra...
01/09/2023

Rome/Vancouver, 30 August - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) welcomed the launch of a Global Biodiversity Framework Fund at the 7th GEF Assembly...

01/09/2023

In July 2023, the United Nations Food Systems Summit Stocktaking Moment (UNFSS+2) convened representatives from over 180 countries to review progress on their commitments and reaffirm their determination to transform food systems. UNFSS+2 underlined the importance of addressing the challenges ...

25/08/2023
The newly established fund will facilitate financing for developing countries — which are often the most biodiverse — to enhance their ability to protect, restore and ensure the sustainable use of natural resources, as established through The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework adopted by 196 Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity at COP15 in December 2022.
21/08/2023
Environmental leaders from 185 countries will gather at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, Canada for the Seventh Assembly of the Global Environment Facility from August 22-26. Building on recent diplomatic breakthroughs on biodiversity loss, toxic chemicals, and the high seas, the GEF...
10/08/2023
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), with funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and in collaboration with the communities in Asmar and Manogi districts, is supporting the rural societies by constructing 73 water reservoirs with different capacities to cu...
24/07/2023
Teaching a man – or woman – to fish may once have been enough to feed them for life. Now they must learn how to fish sustainably. Since 2017, the Global Environment Facility-funded Coastal Fisheries Initiative has been hard at work on three continents and on multiple tracks to do just that.
21/07/2023
To foster adoption of Land Degradation Neutrality as a policy priority, and to facilitate the exchange of information about challenges and lessons learned in this area, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the GEF, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Water and Ecol...
29/06/2023
 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), along with four partner agencies, has been tasked with leading the Clean and Healthy Oceans Integrated Program, a source-to-sea initiative that will direct up to $115 million in grants to help countries curb land-based pollu...
28/06/2023
“Este ha sido uno de los proyectos más importantes que ha llevado a cabo la FAO en Venezuela. Existe un antes y un después con él. En los 7 años que duró, contó con un aporte de USD 8 millones, con lo que se obtuvieron grandes logros”