Two FAO-designed projects, one focusing on agroforestry in sub-Saharan Africa and the other on water management in the Near East, received the green light today from the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), paving the way to improve more than 250 000 smallholder livelihoods directly and more in the long run.
"Healthy forests mean healthy people. Forests provide us with fresh air, nutritious foods, clean water and space for recreation, and also for civilization to continue," the Director-General said.