Climate-resilient food security for women and men smallholders in Mozambique through integrated risk (GCF-SAP011)

  • Mozambique
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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 29, 2019
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Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MASA); Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Developmen
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 9.25 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)
$ 9.25 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 10.00 million
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Bank Documents
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Original disclosure @ GCF website

Updated in EWS Jan 20, 2020

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the project has three components:

  1. Reduced exposure to climate risks of food insecure smallholder women and men through CRA as well as watershed restoration and enhancement. Through an integrated approach, which includes both Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation, the exposure and vulnerability to climate risks will be reduced. Exposure to climate risks will be mitigated by protecting and enhancing relevant environmental functions and improving agricultural practices (Disaster Risk Reduction). At the same time, vulnerability to these risks will be decreased by the adoption of climate change adaptation measures at the household, community, and watershed levels (Climate Change Adaptation). Firstly, climate-resilient agricultural (CRA) practices, like Minimum Soil Disturbance, Retention of Crop Residues, Crop Diversification, and Intercropping will be
    promoted among 16,000 farming households, through trainings, demonstrations, and provision of governmentapproved farming implements, which delimits the use of GMOs.
  2. Enhanced and sustained adaptive capacity of targeted participants through a combination of context-specific, integrated risk management tools and market based opportunities. The farmer clubs (including all its members) have to adhere to the CRA and asset creation calendar of activities in order to be eligible to have access to the activities under component 2. This will be tracked through monthly, project process and output monitoring by partners, including MASA and MITADER, for which WFP is ultimately responsible, including validation through regular field visits. Adherence to Component 1 practices will be promoted through integrated risk management tools that help address evolving climate risks and market-based opportunities that remunerate climate adaptation action. Firstly, farming households benefitting from Component 1 (16,000) will be supported to conduct savings through village saving and loans groups7 (VSL), as a means to develop buffers to shocks (idiosyncratic and covariate). Building on these, and the improved/adapted livelihood practices, the groups will be supported to have access to formal loans from financial institutions for productive investments.
  3. Informed adaptation planning and decision-making across smallholders, communities and national/local authorities through generation and use of climate information. Recognizing that to effectively employ these adaptation and risk management strategies for resilient livelihoods and greater food security, there is a need to grow awareness and understanding of the changing climate and weather, as
    well as its impacts on livelihoods and food security, the project will support the generation and dissemination of tailored information and advisories for communities and authorities. As the point of departure, national meteorological capacities will be strengthened to effectively monitor and forecast drought events. Leveraging on this, as well as historical and future climate trend analysis, climate awareness campaigns will be designed and operationalized, reaching 80,000 beneficiaries.
Investment Description
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
<div>GCF Financing</div> <div>InstrumentGrantUSD 9.3 M</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Co-Financing</div> <div>Cartier FoundationGrantUSD 150.0 K</div> <div>Government of FlandersGrantUSD 600.0 K</div>
Contact Information

World Food Programme (WFP)
Mr. Gernot Laganda
Tel: +39 06 6513 3272

Ms. Micol Mulon
Tel: +39 06 6513 3156

Ministry of Economy and Finance – National Directorate for Monitoring and Evaluation
Mr. Albano Manjate
Work: +258 828969570
Work: +258 843969570


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