Strengthening Climate Resilience of Agricultural Livelihoods in Zambia (GCF-FP072)

Countries
  • Zambia
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
U
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Feb 27, 2018
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Borrower
Government of Zambia
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Climate and Environment
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 32.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 137.28 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ GCF website

Updated in EWS Jul 29, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Feb 6, 2018


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Project Description

The proposed project supports the Government of Zambia to strengthen the resilience to climate change risks of vulnerable smallholder farmers in the country’s Agro-Ecological Regions I and II. This project aims to increase the resilience of smallholder farmers in Agro-Ecological Regions I and II in Zambia in view of climate change and variability. The project will achieve this aim by taking a value chain approach, addressing risks posed across key stages of the value chain – planning, inputs, production and post-production.

The project will make targeted interventions to capitalize on opportunities to strengthen and promote viable climate-resilient value chains relating to smallholder agriculture in the target regions, specifically targeting value chains that are gender sensitive and provide viable economic opportunities for women. This includes three interrelated outputs:

  1. strengthening capacity of farmers to plan for climate risk;
  2. strengthening resilient agricultural production and diversification practices (for both food security and income generation); and
  3. strengthening farmers’ access to markets and commercialization of introduced resilient agricultural commodities
Investment Description
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Contact Information

Contact person: Benjamin Larroquette, Regional Technical Adviser
Organization: UNDP
Email: benjamin.larroquette@undp.org
Tel: +251 (0) 912503308

Mailing address:
UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa,
Main Bole Road, DRC Street,
P.O. Box 60130,
Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia

 

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