GCF approves two FAO-led projects in Congo, Jordan

The Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved two Food and Agriculture Organization-designed projects in Congo and Jordan, one focusing on agroforestry and the other on water management, paving the way to improve the livelihoods of smallholders.

The move underlined the UN food agency’s focus on expanding the use of global tools to advance climate action in food as well as agriculture. FAO’s GCF portfolio has risen to over $870 million, supporting some 15 projects.

“We appreciate the strong vote of confidence in FAO’s efforts for more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems, and we welcome the GCF’s increasingly prominent role in that respect,” said FAO Director-General QU Dongyu.