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  • 13 January, 2021

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Hyderabad- 2020 Tree City of the World

  • The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Arbor Day Foundation have recently recognized Hyderabad as a 2020 Tree City of World.
  • Hyderabad was selected for the recognition following its commitment to grow and maintain the urban forests.

Highlights

  • This recognition was a testament for city’s sustained and institutional efforts of planting, nurturing and celebrating trees.
  • It also marks the development of the urban and peri-urban forestry actions, projects besides the strategic planning & commitment of building healthy city.
  • Other cities which were recognised by the organisation includes 120 cities from across 63 countries.
  • Most of the cities were from United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.

UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

  • It is a specialized agency of United Nations.
  • FAO leads the international efforts of defeating hunger and improving the nutrition security as well as the food security.
  • The organisation was founded by UN in October 1945.
  • It is headquartered in Rome, Italy. It has its regional and field offices around the 130 countries.
  • FAO coordinate with the governments and development agencies to improve and develop the agriculture, fisheries, forestry, land resources and water resources.

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