Resilient livelihoods of vulnerable smallholder farmers in the Mayan landscapes and the Dry Corridor of Guatemala (RELIVE-GUATEMALA) (GCF-FP145)

  • Guatemala
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Petén, Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz, Zacapa y Chiquimula
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Financial Institutions
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 12, 2020
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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Climate and Environment
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 29.80 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 66.70 million
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Bank Documents
Government Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ GCF website

Updated in EWS Oct 21, 2020

Disclosed by Bank May 15, 2020

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Project Description

According to the implementing agencies, this project seeks to increase resilience and improve livelihoods for the most vulnerable farmers in Guatemala, in the face of the impacts of climate change. Small producers of corn, beans, coffee, cocoa and home gardens will benefit. The project will promote drought resistant crop production systems through proven and validated adaptation measures. It will also be transformative in promoting the equitable representation of women and in enabling their economic empowerment and participation in decision-making.

The project will focus on the regions of the country that are most vulnerable to climate change, in 29 municipalities in the departments of Petén, Alta Verapaz, Baja Verapaz, Zacapa and Chiquimula.

The project's objectives will be achieved through three interrelated components:
• implement climate-resilient agricultural practices and improve farmers' livelihoods.
• support efficient water management for agriculture in order to reduce the impact of water scarcity.
• Facilitate conditions for climate-resilient livelihoods, including strengthening institutional systems and transferring knowledge at the national, sub-national and local levels.

Investment Description

Contact Information

FAO Representative Office in Guatemala:
7a Avenida 12-90, Zona 13
Interior Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Alimentación (MAGA)
Edificio FAO
Ciudad de Guatemala

How to File a Complaint before the FAO's grievance mechanism

Complaints containing allegations that there has been a breach of the Organization’s
environmental and social standards must be made in writing and communicated to
OIG by mail, courier, email or fax, directly or via any FAO office. All complaints
should ideally provide, as a minimum, the following information:
•What happened? Describe the events with as much relevant detail as possible.
•When did it happen? Dates, time, how many times, etc.
•Where did it happen?
•Who do you think was involved? Who was implicated?
•The complainant’s name and contact information;
35. The addresses to file a written complaint are:
• By courier or mail: Inspector General, Food and Agricultural Organization,
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy
• by confidential fax: (+39) 06 570 55550
• by email:

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