Low Emissions and Climate Resilient Agriculture Risk Sharing Facility

Low Emissions and Climate Resilient Agriculture Risk Sharing Facility

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 02 Oct 2017 at B.18
  • Est. completion 22 Jan 2034
  • ESS Category Intermediation 2

Supporting the transition to low emission, climate resilient agriculture in Guatemala and Mexico through the creation of a risk sharing facility to unlock innovative and scalable financial instruments for MSMEs.

In Latin America, the combined effects of climate change, inequality and population pressures are escalating the food and nutrition security and income challenges faced by smallholder farmers. In the Caribbean, rising sea levels are leading to increased agricultural land loss and causing more widespread damage to agricultural systems as a result of saline intrusions into coastal aquifers.

The risk-sharing facility created by GCF and IDB will target agricultural MSMEs that demonstrate environmentally sustainable practices. It will support them to engage lenders for the longer-term loans needed for climate-smart investments. GCF’s investment in this programme will support both mitigation and adaptation outcomes. The risk-sharing facility will attract additional local and international private sector investors, resulting in significant additional private capital being channelled into these activities.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 15 years.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


31 Aug 2016 - 398 days

Concept note received

31 Aug 2016

Funding proposal received

10 Jan 2017

Cleared by iTAP

15 Sep 2017


02 Oct 2017 - 478 days

Approved by GCF Board

02 Oct 2017

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

27 Jul 2018

FAA executed

26 Dec 2018

Under implementation

22 Jan 2019 - 974 days so far

FAA effective

22 Jan 2019

Disbursement - USD 2,140,000

15 Mar 2019

Disbursement - USD 3,500,000

06 Jul 2020

Disbursement - USD 1,900,000

23 Apr 2021


22 Jan 2034 - 4,507 days to go

One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

Two countries

  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing5% disbursed

LoanUSD 5,360,000
EquityUSD 11,000,000
GuaranteeUSD 1,500,000
GrantUSD 2,140,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 20,000,000


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 1,100,000
Co-FinancingEquityUSD 3,000,000
Co-FinancingGuaranteeUSD 1,500,000
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 4,400,000
Co-FinancingOtherUSD 128,000,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 138,000,000

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Accredited Entity

Inter-American Development Bank
Ms. Victoria Eugenia Florez Toro
Chief, Resource Mobilization Division
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National Designated Authority

Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
His Excellency Mario Roberto Rojas Espino
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
7a. Avenue 03-67 Zone 13, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Mr. Fredy Antonio Chiroy Barreno
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
7a. Avenue 03-67 Zone 13, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Mr. Juan Carlos Diaz Contreras
Director of International Cooperation
7a. Avenue 03-67 Zone 13, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), Unit for Public Credit
Ms. Brenda Janeth Pequeño Vargas
General Director
Av. Insurgentes Sur 1971, Torre III, Piso 3, Col. Guadalupe Inn, Alcaldía Alvaro Obregón, C.P. 01020, Ciudad de México, Mexico
Phone +52 (55) 3888 1819

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