Building resilience in the face of climate change within traditional rain fed agricultural and pastoral systems in Sudan (GCF-SUDANAGRIPASTORAL)

  • Sudan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 19, 2020
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United Nations Development Programme
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Climate and Environment
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 25.65 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ GCF website

Updated in EWS Sep 18, 2020

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the project supports climate change adaptation efforts among subsistence agro-pastoralist and nomadic pastoralist communities in dryland zones across nine states in Sudan. Its overall goal is to promote a paradigm shift in dryland pastoral and farming systems through an integrated approach by increasing resilience of food production systems; improving availability/access to climate resilient water sources; and strengthening capacities of institutions/communities on climate resilience. The project capitalizes on synergies in climate risk management practices across agriculture, water, and rangelands to enhance water/food security under changing climate conditions. Key results are enhanced resilience to climate risks among subsistence farmer and nomadic pastoralist communities and promoting an enabling environment for long-term (post-project) adaptation activities in Sudan. Moreover, the enhanced capacity of the state-level administration in areas of environmental governance, management of shared natural resources, inter- and intra-state relations and how to establish a network of early warning systems will help prevent conflicts and out-mitigation in the targeted areas.

The project introduces several interventions among highly vulnerable communities in the target communities:

  1. First, the project disseminates a set of sustainable technologies and practices including drought-resistant, early maturing seeds, establishment of integrated women-led sustainable farms, rehabilitation of communal rangelands, development of multi-purpose tree nurseries, and the establishment of shelterbelts to shield cultivatable plots from dust storms.
  2. Second, the project increases the availability of water resources through the construction and/or rehabilitation of hafirs (i.e., dugout enlargements into which surface-water runoff is converged during the rainy season), water yards (i.e., water extraction and distribution facility which includes borehole, storage tank, animal watering basins and tap stands), and sand water-storage dams (i.e., rain water harvesting structures).
  3. Third, the project strengthens local governance by building capacity among local leaders and stakeholders (i.e., village councils, village development committees, popular committees) regarding best practices, as well as increasing capacity of extension agents from state-level offices of the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources on sustainable technologies/practices suitable for dryland areas.
Investment Description
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
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