Building Climate Resilience of Vulnerable Agricultural Livelihoods in Southern Zimbabwe (GCF-FP127)

Countries
  • Zimbabwe
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
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
U
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Voting Date
Mar 12, 2020
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Borrower
United Nations Development Programme
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Sectors
  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 26.58 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 47.80 million
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Primary Source

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Updated in EWS Aug 3, 2020


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Project Description

According to bank provided information, Southern Zimbabwe has experienced increasing temperatures since the 1950s with a decline in total annual precipitation and an increase in mid-season dry spells coupled with extreme weather events in the form of droughts and floods. These changes in climate have reduced water availability and increased soil aridity, resulting in declining agricultural yields and impacting the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in this region. In Southern Zimbabwe, rainfall is predicted to decrease by 15 per cent and runoff by 20 per cent in provinces of Manicaland, Masvingo and Matabeleland South, leading to higher food deficits and higher food prices, as well as higher number of drought-related livestock deaths.

The project proposes to address these observed and projected climate impacts and build the resilience of smallholder farmers in three semi-arid agroecological regions of southern Zimbabwe.

 

Investment Description
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Contact Information

United Nations Development Programme:
Mr. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya
Executive Coordinator and Director, Global Environment Finance
304 East 45th Street, FF-9th Floor, New York, NY, United States
PHONE +1 (212) 906-5884
PRADEEP.KURUKULASURIYA@UNDP.ORG

Mr. Robin Merlier
Environmental Policy Specialist Global Environmental Finance, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS)/Global Policy Network
PHONE +1 2129065842
ROBIN.MERLIER@UNDP.ORG 

Climate Change Management Department, Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate:
Mr. Washington Zhakata
Director - Climate Change Management Department
Climate Change Management Department, 11th Floor, Kaguvi Building, Corner 4th Street/Central Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
PHONE +263 4 701 681
PHONE Tel.: +263 4 701 681
CLIMATECHANGE@ENVIRONMENT.GOV.ZW 
WASHINGTONZHAKATA@GMAIL.COM 

Mr. Elisha Moyo
Principal Climate Change Research Officer
Climate Change Management Department 11th Floor, Kaguvi Building, Corner 4th Street/Central Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe
PHONE +263 4 701 681
PHONE +263 4 701 683
ENMOYO@GMAIL.COM 
MOYO_ELISHA_N@YAHOO.CO.UK 

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