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Green – Ag Project:

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Green – Ag Project:

Context:

The Union government on July 28, 2020, launched the Green-Ag Project in Mizoram, to reduce emissions from agriculture and ensure sustainable agricultural practices.

  • Mizoram is one of the five states where the project will be implemented. Other states include Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Uttarakhand.

About the Project:

The Green-Ag Project is funded by the Global Environment Facility, while the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation, and Farmers’ Welfare (DAC&FW) is the national executing agency.

Other key players involved in its implementation are Food and Agricultre Organization (FAO) and the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC).

  • The project seeks to integrate biodiversity, climate change and sustainable land management objectives and practices into Indian agriculture.

 Pilot project:

The pilot project is supposed to end on March 31, 2026, in all states.

It aims to cover 35 villages and includes two protected areas — the Dampa Tiger Reserve and the Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary.

Targets:

  1. Achieve multiple global environmental benefits in at least 1.8 million hectares (ha) of land in five landscapes, with mixed land use systems.
  2. Bring at least 104,070 ha of farms under sustainable land and water management.
  3. Ensure 49 million Carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2eq) sequestered or reduced through sustainable land use and agricultural practices.

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Prelims Link:

  1. Green- Ag project is implemented in which states?
  2. Targets?
  3. About FAO.
  4. About GEF?
  5. Who manages GEF?

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