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Building the Climate Resilience of Food-insecure Smallholder Farmers through Integrated Management of Climate Risks (the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative)

526000
Beneficiaries Anticipated number of people with increased resilience

Impact

Adaptation
GCF results areas
  • Health, food and water security
  • Livelihoods of people and communities
UN Sustainable Development Goal #2 Zero hunger

Location & People

Region
  • Africa
Country
  • Senegal SN
Beneficiaries (approx.) 526,000

Investment Data

  • Financing:
    • Public
    • Public / Private
    • Private
  • Project size:
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large
  • E&S Risk category:
    • Category A
    • Category B
    • Category C
Total project investment
GCF Financing
  • Instrument Grant USD
  • Years to pay 0  
  • Interest 0  

Project owners

Accredited Entity Executing Entity
  • World Food Programme
  • SE/CNSA (Secrétariat Exécutif du Conseil National de Sécurité Alimentaire) of the Government of Senegal Senegal
Building the Climate Resilience of Food-insecure Smallholder Farmers through Integrated Management of Climate Risks (the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative) Approved October 2017 Duration 4.0 years
Increasing the resilience of vulnerable households in Senegal to climate-related risks through better risk management, water and soil conservation.

Greater variability of rainfall, often causing drought, along with rising sea-levels, increased soil erosion and salinization of agricultural land are all expected to increase in Senegal as a consequence of climate change. Food-insecure, climate-vulnerable households are often forced to sell assets in response to weather-related impacts, which hinders longer-term resilience. 

Risk-reduction activities such as water and soil conservation measures, increased water availability, livelihood diversification and training on climate-resilient practices will be undertaken. These activities will be complemented by risk transfer through a weather index insurance programme that will transfer risk to the international market and provide farmers with compensation in case of climate shocks. The government of Senegal will contribute half the cost of the insurance premium to enrolling households. Other activities to increase resilience will include creating risk reserves to provide farmers with the ability to save for greater sustainability, and facilitating the use of surplus production as collateral for loans to unlock credit for investment.
Document title Published date
Funding proposal 11 Sep 2017
Accredited Entity
  • World Food Programme (WFP) Mr. Gernot Laganda Tel: +39 06 6513 3272 Ms. Selamawit Ogbachristos Tel: +39 06 6513 2535
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