Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


  • Type International
  • Date of accreditation 14 Oct 2016

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), is an international organization whose main goals are the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.

  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • Environmental and social risk category
    • Category C
    • Category B
    • Category A
    • Intermediation 3
    • Intermediation 2
    • Intermediation 1
  • Fiduciary standards
    • Basic
    • Project management
    • Grant award
    • On-lending/blending:
    • Loan
    • Equity
    • Guarantee
    • Blending




Increased climate resilience of rural households and communities through the rehabilitation of production landscapes in selected localities of the Republic of Cuba (IRES)



Chile REDD-plus results-based payments for results period 2014-2016



Building a Resilient Churia Region in Nepal (BRCRN)



Carbon Sequestration through Climate Investment in Forests and Rangelands in Kyrgyz Republic (CS-FOR)



Transforming the Indus Basin with Climate Resilient Agriculture and Water Management


El Salvador

Upscaling climate resilience measures in the dry corridor agroecosystems of El Salvador (RECLIMA)



Poverty, Reforestation, Energy and Climate Change Project (PROEZA)


News & Stories

GCF speeds up funding process to help meet urgent need for climate action

15 Nov 2019 / The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has signed implementation agreements for three climate finance projects immediately after they were approved by the GCF Board during its meeting on 12-14 November. The rapid move from Board approval to legal agreements represents a first for GCF in terms of accelerating the speed of available funding to meet the urgent need for climate action in developing countries.

GCF forum explores how to stem climate impact on world food security

28 Oct 2019 / The increasing severity of climate effects threatens to halt progress around the world in combatting a variety of development goals. That is why increasing flows of finance need to be directed towards bolstering food security by making agriculture more sustainable and climate resilient.

GCF and FAO break record in signing fastest ever project agreement, supporting climate-vulnerable Pakistan farmers

09 Jul 2019 / In a sign of accelerating climate finance flows, the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has signed an agreement to implement a project by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to enhance the climate resilience of farmers in Pakistan’s Indus Basin. GCF signed the Funded Activity Agreement (FAA) to transfer USD 35 million to the FAO project yesterday, less than 24 hours after it was approved by the GCF Board. The signing represents the fastest progression from project funding approval to a funding implementation agreement during GCF’s four years of operation.

UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization formalizes readiness support partnership with GCF

12 Nov 2016 / GCF signed a Readiness Framework Agreement to enable developing countries to partner with FAO on activities that enhance their access to GCF.


Mr Roberto Ridolfi
Assistant Director-General, Programme Support and Technical Cooperation Department
Phone +39 0657 0501 46
Mr. Alexander Jones
Director, Climate and Environment Division
Phone +39 0657 0523 31