FAO and the GEF

Partnering for sustainable agri-food systems and the environment

Tools and Approaches

2017

Climate smart agriculture is an approach that helps guide actions needed to transform and reorient agricultural systems to effectively support development and ensure food security in a changing climate.

2017

The Farmer Field School (FFS) approach is based on people-centred learning. Participants can exchange knowledge and experiences in a risk-free setting.

2017

The FAO Dimitra Community Listeners’ Clubs are groups of women, men and young people – mixed or not – working together to bring about changes in their communities. They meet regularly to discuss the challenges they face in their daily lives, make decisions and take action to resolve their problems....

2017

AQUASTAT is FAO's global water information system, developed by the Land and Water Division. It is the most quoted source on global water statistics.

2017

The Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool (EX-ACT) is an appraisal system developed by FAO to provide estimates of the impact of agriculture and forestry development projects, programmes and policies on the carbon-balance.

2017

The Action Platform for Source-to-Sea Management (S2S Platform) is a multi-stakeholder initiative that helps freshwater, coastal and marine experts contribute to global knowledge generation on source-to-sea interconnections; connect and engage in collaborative projects; promote best practices; and take collaborative action to improve the management of land, water, coastal and marine...

2017

Collect Earth is a Google Earth plugin developed in FAO for forest sampling analysis in synchronism with Google Earth Engine and Open Foris Collect. The tool enables data collection through Google Earth. In conjunction with Google Earth, Bing Maps and Google Earth Engine, users can analyse high and very high-resolution...

2017

FAOSTAT provides free access to food and agriculture data for over 245 countries and territories and covers all FAO regional groupings from 1961 to the most recent year available.

2017

The Global Land Degradation Information System (GLADIS) is a global tool that contains low resolution information on the status of land and ecosystem resources and the processes acting on them. The main instrument of GLADIS is the analytical tool that can be used to identify the main ecosystem properties in...

2017

This tool addresses the need to better understand and incorporate the situations, concerns and interests of family farmers and pastoralists relating to climate resilience.