Project to transform Indian Agriculture
The Union Government took an initiative and launched the Green Agriculture (Ag). The objective is to transform Indian agriculture for long-term benefits, conservation of critical regions of biodiversity, and landscapes under forests. The initiative is in association with Global Environment Facility (GEF).
About the Project
Green Ag. project implementation would take place in association with FAO in priority and high-conservation landscapes spread across five states
- The Landscape of Chambal - State of Madhya Pradesh
- The Landscape of Dampa - State of Mizoram
- The Landscape of Similipal - State of Odisha
- The Landscape of Desert National Park - State of Rajasthan
- The Landscape of Corbett-Rajaji - State of Uttarakhand
The Green-Ag initiative is a multi-objective project with the hope to couple challenges of climate change, India’s biodiversity, forest landscape management, and practice into Indian agriculture for environmental benefits.
The Green-Ag initiative supports synchronization between India’s agriculture community and environment initiative priorities to direct/target investment to get realize national and international environmental merits without hampering or disabling India’s rural livelihood (food and nutrition security).
About the Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Founded: October 1992
Type of Establishment: Fund
Scope of Focus: Environment
Location: Washington DC, USA.
Operational Area: Global or Worldwide
Official Website: http://www.thegef.org/
GEF is a global partnership between 183 countries, global institutions, organizations, civil societies, and the involvement of the private sector. The primary objective/aim is to identify and address global environmental issues.
The funds (World Bank GEF trustee) at the disposal of GEF are made available to countries in the developing phase and global economies in the middle of the transition to achieve the primary objectives of the global environment conventions and agreement.