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Achieving Land Degradation Neutrality Targets of Georgia through Restoration and Sustainable Management of Deg


06/20 - 11/24


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Support the national efforts to implement LDN targets of Georgia through restoration and sustainable management of the degraded pasturelands (National Targets 1 and 4)


Note: Disbursement data provided is cumulative and covers disbursement made by the project Agency.

Target Groups

Describe the socioeconomic benefits to be delivered by the project at the national and local levels, as appropriate. How do these benefits translate in supporting the achievement of global environment benefits (GEF Trust Fund) or adaptation benefits (LDCF/SCCF)? Please also explain explain how the project promotes full and productive employment and decent work in rural areas, aiming at the progressive realization of their right to Decent Rural Employment [1]. Grazing lands in Georgia provide forage for beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, horses and other types of domestic livestock, but also carry other important ecosystem functions. Conservation values of these lands are extensive and provide many essential ecosystem services, such as clean water, wildlife habitat, and recreational opportunities. Scenic, cultural, and historic values of these lands provide not only economic benefits, but also quality of life values cherished by many people. The proposed project will provide global environmental and socio-economic benefits in the form of the following benefits: Environmental/Biophysical · Effective Land Degradation Neutrality system in place · Healthy, productive pasturelands (747 ha restored and 20,000 ha under SLM) · Increased CO2 sequestration in pasturelands Socio-economic · Improved livestock value chains · Improved food & nutritional security · Improved livelihoods · Reduced risk (natural disasters, market volatility, access to information and finance) · Improved access to finance for small scale livestock owners · Gender equality [1] Specific guidance on how FAO can promote the Four Pillars of Decent Work in rural areas is provided in the Quick reference for addressing decent rural employment (as well as in the full corresponding Guidance document). For more information on FAO’s work on decent rural employment and related guidance materials please consult the FAO thematic website at: