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Strengthening the resilience of smallholder farmers in the Dry Zone to climate variability and extreme events through an integrated approach to water management

1950374
Beneficiaries Anticipated number of people with increased resilience

Impact

Adaptation
GCF results areas
  • Health, food and water security
  • Livelihoods of people and communities
Gender benefits This project will benefit over 350,000 women, including women producer groups and women in CBOs though enterprise development and income generation activities. UN Sustainable Development Goal #6 Clean water and sanitation

Location & People

Region
  • Asia Pacific
Country
  • Sri Lanka LK
Beneficiaries (approx.) 1,950,374

Investment Data

  • Financing:
    • Public
    • 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  
Co-Financing
  • Government of Sri Lanka Grant USD

Project owners

Accredited Entity Executing Entity
  • Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment (MMDE) of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Strengthening the resilience of smallholder farmers in the Dry Zone to climate variability and extreme events through an integrated approach to water management Approved June 2016 Duration 7.0 years
Improving integrated water management within the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka in order to strengthen the resilience of smallholder farmers in the face of rising temperatures and extreme weather events attributable to climate change.
 
Persistent rural poverty afflicts Sri Lanka, with smallholder farmers who cultivate under village irrigation schemes being poorer than those who have access to major irrigation, and more vulnerable to impacts of climate change. Unseasonal rain and low water availability are driving down agricultural production, increasing food deficit and indebtedness, and contaminating surface water. Village irrigation schemes have been damaged through flooding, siltation, and the impact of extreme weather events, which also threaten safe drinking water access.
 
Irrigation will be improved in the Northern and Eastern Provinces through investing in improving the community irrigation water infrastructure, scaling-up decentralized drinking water systems, and strengthening early weather warnings, flood-response, and water management.
 
The GCF investment will build on baseline governmental investment in rural water management, so that around 77,500 people in smallholder households will benefit directly, with 1,179,800 indirect benefits of the project.
Document title Published date
Funding proposal 08 Jun 2016
FP016 ESS Report 27 Sep 2016
Accredited Entity
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Ms. Adriana Dinu Tel: +1 (212) 906-5143 Mr. Lucas Black Tel: +1 (212) 906-5842
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