[pib] Green – Ag Project

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Mains Paper 3: Environment | Conservation, environmental pollution and degradation, environmental impact assessment

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Green – Ag Project

  1. The government has launched a Global Environment Facility (GEF) assisted project namely Green – Ag in September, 2018.
  2. The theme of the project is “Transforming Indian Agriculture for global environment benefits and the conservation of critical biodiversity and forest landscapes”
  3. It has collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
  4. The project has been launched in high-conservation-value landscapes of five States namely
  • Madhya Pradesh : Chambal Landscape
  • Mizoram: Dampa Landscape
  • Odisha: Similipal Landscape
  • Rajasthan: Desert National Park Landscape
  • Uttarakhand: Corbett-Rajaji Landscape

Aim and Objectives

  1. The project seeks to mainstream biodiversity, climate change and sustainable land management objectives and practices into Indian agriculture.
  2. The overall objective of the project is to catalyze transformative change of India’s agricultural sector to support and conserve critical biodiversity and forest landscapes.
  3. The project will support harmonization between India’s agricultural and environmental sector priorities and investments.
  4. The achievement environmental benefits can be fully realized without compromising India’s ability to strengthen rural livelihoods and meet its food and nutrition security.
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