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Nigerian farmer on a rice cart being pulled by cattle

Why the GEF is investing in transforming food systems

You may be aware that food plays an important role in human health. Did you know it is also critical to the health of our planet? Food systems are major drivers of global forest and biodiversity loss, land and soil degradation, water pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions. Pressure is also…
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Woman carrying items through the Sahel Desert in Chad

Building corridors of growth through the Sahel and beyond

Temperatures in the Sahel are increasing 1.5 times faster than the global average, and around 80 percent of the farmland has lost some degree of its natural productivity. Together, these factors diminish the availability of land for food production or grazing, deplete water, and increase the…

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