WFP Launches 'Unique' Climate Scheme in Tajikistan

The World Food Program distributed seedlings to some 800 underprivileged families in Tajikistan in an effort to increase fruit and food production and, at the same time, reduce the agency’s carbon footprint.

The USD100,000 “unique climate change project” distributed fruit, pine and nut seedlings to 800 families, who will be provided with food aid while waiting for the trees to grow and produce fruits that they can sell. The planted trees, WFP explained, will also help absorb the carbon emissions of vehicles used by the agency in its operations.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.