Strengthening climate resilience of agricultural livelihoods in Agro-Ecological Regions I and II in Zambia

Strengthening climate resilience of agricultural livelihoods in Agro-Ecological Regions I and II in Zambia

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 01 Mar 2018 at B.19
  • Est. completion 12 Oct 2025
  • ESS Category Category B

Increasing the climate resilience of smallholder farmers in specified regions of Zambia.

Zambia, a landlocked country with approximately 70 percent of the workforce dependent on rain-fed agriculture, is highly vulnerable to climate-induced precipitation variability. While floods often result in immediate disasters, the increased frequency of drought is expected to present a longer-term threat to Zambia's agricultural livelihoods.

This initiative focuses on smallholder farmers in two agro-ecological regions covering the five provinces of Eastern, Lusaka, Muchinga, Southern and Western. It will take a value-chain approach and help to provide a number of benefits, including increased access to climate information services, support for climate-resilient agricultural inputs and practices, sustainable water management, and alternative livelihoods.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 7 years.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


02 Jul 2016 - 608 days

Funding proposal received

02 Jul 2016

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

01 Aug 2017

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

30 Nov 2017

Cleared by iTAP

06 Feb 2018


01 Mar 2018 - 226 days

Approved by GCF Board

01 Mar 2018

FAA executed

28 Aug 2018

Under implementation

12 Oct 2018 - 632 days so far

FAA effective

12 Oct 2018

Disbursement - USD 3,077,613

19 Dec 2018

Annual Performance Report

01 Mar 2019

Disbursement - USD 6,539,471

18 Feb 2020


12 Oct 2025 - 1,926 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 financing7% disbursed

GrantUSD 32,000,000


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 103,500,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 369,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 1,400,000

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Accredited Entity

United Nations Development Programme

Mr. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya
Executive Coordinator and Director, Global Environment Finance
304 East 45th Street, FF-9th Floor, New York, NY, United States
Phone +1 (212) 906-5884
Mr. Robin Merlier
Environmental Policy Specialist Global Environmental Finance, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS)/Global Policy Network
Phone +1 2129065842

National Designated Authority


Ministry of National Development Planning

Mr. Francis Mpampi
National Coordinator - National Designated Authority
P.O. Box 50555, Corner of John Mbita and National, Lusaka, Zambia
Phone +260 21 1 252625