Inclusive green financing for climate resilient and low emission smallholder agriculture is the first Green Climate Fund (GCF) lending project to be implemented at scale in Niger. Building on the International Fund for Agricultural Development’s (IFAD) lessons learnt and its partners’ experiences in the country, this project’s main objective is to support the building and scaling up of the resilience and adaptive capacity of rural communities and farmers’ organizations. These organizations include youth and women’s organizations, cooperatives and MSMEs. The focus will be on building the resilience of their agricultural and water resource management practices to current and future climate risks in four critical agro-ecological zones: Zinder, Maradi, Dosso and Tahoua. It will further contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from energy use within agricultural value chains through water mobilization, processing, packaging etc. and the promotion of renewable energy technologies (RETs). The project will achieve these objectives by removing key barriers to accessing financial and non-financial services that support farmers in adopting and implementing climate change adaptation and mitigation best practices and solutions. This
GCF project will build upon synergies with the active IFAD portfolio in Niger to reinforce its goal of reduce the impact of climate change on the food security of smallholder farmers and pastoralists through inclusive green financing (particularly for women and youth) in Niger. The project will directly target 25,000 smallholder farmers and approximately 150,000 indirect beneficiaries already targeted by the new IFAD investment in Niger.
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
Ms. Margarita Astralaga
Tel: +39 06 5459 2151
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