Improving Rangeland and Ecosystem Management Practices of Smallholder Farmers (GCF-SAP001)

Countries
  • Namibia
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
C
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.
Borrower
Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF)
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Education and Health
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 9.30 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD)
$ 9.30 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)
$ 10.00 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 Mar 15, 2018


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Project Description

Reducing the vulnerability of smallholder famers from the effects of climate change by safeguarding natural capital in order to sustain agricultural production system.

This is GCF's first approved project under the Simplified Approval Process (SAP).

Climate change forecasts predict an increased length of the dry season in Kunene region, located in north-west Namibia. The most vulnerable populations - due to a predominantly drying climate - are small-scale and subsistence farmers, mostly women. They depend entirely on the rain-fed agriculture of staple grains for income and household food security.

To reduce the vulnerability of smallholder famers, this project will address the impacts of increasing temperature and higher water evaporation on crop production and bush encroachment on land and livestock productivity. It will increase the efficiency with which rainfall is used to maintain agricultural and rangeland production.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 5 years.

Expected project benefits:
GCF results areas

Investment Description
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)

GFC Grant = US$ 9.3M

Borrowe    = US$ 0.7M

Contact Information

Ministry of Environment and Tourism
Mr. Petrus Muteyauli
pmuteyauli@yahoo.co.uk 
pmuteyauli@met.na 

 

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