Building the climate resilience of food insecure smallholder farmers through integrated management of climate risk (R4)

Building the climate resilience of food insecure smallholder farmers through integrated management of climate risk (R4)

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 02 Oct 2017 at B.18
  • Est. completion 14 Jan 2024
  • ESS Category Category C

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.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 4 years.

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Result areas

Project timeline


19 Jun 2016 - 471 days

Concept note received

19 Jun 2016

Funding proposal received

16 Sep 2016


02 Oct 2017 - 835 days

Approved by GCF Board

02 Oct 2017

Cleared by iTAP

02 Oct 2017

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

23 Mar 2018

FAA executed

24 Dec 2019

Under implementation

14 Jan 2020 - 1,598 days so far

FAA effective

14 Jan 2020

Disbursement - USD 2,495,900

23 Jan 2020

Disbursement - USD 2,415,917

30 Mar 2021

Disbursement - USD 2,519,897

07 Feb 2022

Disbursement - USD 2,187,614

25 Jul 2023

To be completed

14 Jan 2024 - -136 days to go

One region

  • Africa

One country

Two priority groups

  • Least Developed Countries
  • African States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing96% disbursed

GrantUSD 9,983,521
Total GCF Financing
USD 9,983,521

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Accredited Entity

World Food Programme
Mr. Gernot Laganda

Director, Climate and Resilience Service
Via Cesare Giulio Viola 68, Rome, Italy
Phone +39 06 6513 3272
Ms. Micol Mulon

Chief, Strategic Partnership Engagement Unit
Via Cesare Giulio Viola 68, Rome, Italy
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National Designated Authority

Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Ms. Madeleine Sarr Primary
Head of Climate Change Division
Parc Forestier de Hann, B.P. 4055 Dakar, Senegal, Dakar, Senegal