The government has launched a Global
Environment Facility (GEF) assisted project namely, “Green – Ag: Transforming
Indian Agriculture for global environment benefits and the conservation of
critical biodiversity and forest landscapes” in collaboration with the Food and
Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
project has been launched in high-conservation-value landscapes of five
States namely (i) Madhya Pradesh: Chambal Landscape, (ii) Mizoram: Dampa
Landscape, (iii) Odisha: Similipal Landscape, (iv) Rajasthan: Desert
National Park Landscape and v) Uttarakhand: Corbett-Rajaji Landscape.
project seeks to mainstream biodiversity, climate change and sustainable
land management objectives and practices into Indian agriculture.
overall objective of the project is to catalyze transformative change of
India’s agricultural sector to support achievement of national and global
environmental benefits and conservation of critical biodiversity and
project will support harmonization between India’s agricultural and
environmental sector priorities and investments.
Global Environment Facility was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio
Earth Summit to help tackle most pressing environmental problems.
then, the GEF has provided over $17.9 billion in grants and mobilized an
additional $93.2 billion in co-financing for more than 4500 projects in
funds are available to developing countries and countries with economies
in transition to meet the objectives of the international environmental
conventions and agreements.
support is provided to government agencies, civil society organizations,
private sector companies, research institutions, among the broad diversity
of potential partners, to implement projects and programs in recipient
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is specialized agency of the
United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
is headquartered at Rome, Italy.