The Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) has just allocated $176 million in funding for initiatives to adapt agriculture to climate change. In total, this funding will benefit 24 initiatives implemented in some thirty countries on five continents with the support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
The projects will address environmental issues such as the protection of ecosystems through the integration of production systems into wider landscapes, or the protection of transboundary and international waters. They will support initiatives in landlocked countries, which face enormous challenges due to their geographical location and social, economic and environmental vulnerability.
Burkina Faso, Guinea, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Morocco, Tanzania and Tunisia are the 9 African countries that will benefit from this funding. The initiatives supported all have a positive impact on the climate and will be implemented in partnership and co-financing with the governments of these countries.
“The approved projects are designed to strengthen national food systems while producing global benefits for the environment and the planet. We will help small-scale farmers, fishers and foresters to diversify their livelihoods and strengthen their resilience to global warming and other stressors such as covid-19,” said Qu Dongyu), FAO Director-General.
Source: Ecofin Agency