Upscaling climate resilience measures in the dry corridor agroecosystems of El Salvador (RECLIMA)

Upscaling climate resilience measures in the dry corridor agroecosystems of El Salvador (RECLIMA)

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 20 Oct 2018 at B.21
  • Est. completion Under revision
  • ESS Category Category B

Restoring degraded ecosystems through adaptive agroecosystem management.

Located in the dry corridor of Central America, El Salvador is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate risks in the world. At present, it is already facing water stress, with the per capita availability of freshwater well below the critical threshold of 1,700 m3/cap/yr. Projected increases in the variability of rainfall, temperature, and occurrence of extreme weather events threaten the food and water security of farming communities living on heavily deforested and degraded hilly lands.

This project seeks to restore and reforest degraded ecosystems in order to protect water sources and stimulate aquifer recharge. By improving access to water and building local capacity to manage natural resources sustainably, small-scale farmers will be more resilient to the impacts of climate change.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 5 years.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


23 Oct 2017 - 363 days

Funding proposal received

23 Oct 2017

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

26 Apr 2018

Cleared by iTAP

08 Jun 2018

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

11 Sep 2018


20 Oct 2018 - 271 days

Approved by GCF Board

20 Oct 2018

FAA executed

18 Apr 2019

Under implementation

17 Jul 2019 - 1,124 days so far

FAA effective

17 Jul 2019

Disbursement - USD 5,641,177

29 Aug 2019

Disbursement - USD 13,994,435

12 Jan 2022


Est. completion date under revision

One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

One country

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

GCF financing55% disbursed

GrantUSD 35,849,612
Total GCF Financing
USD 35,849,612


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 74,294,983
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 3,708,634
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 13,834,509
Total Co-Financing
USD 91,838,126

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Accredited Entity

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Ms. Elizabeth A. Bechdol

Deputy Director-General
Phone +39 06 57051800
Ms. Maria Helena Semedo

Deputy Director-General
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National Designated Authority

El Salvador
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN)
Mr. Miguel Alberto Gallardo Meléndez Primary
Director of Ecosystems and Biodiversity
Phone +(503) 2132-6224
Phone +(503) 2132-6252
His Excellency Mr. Fernando Andrés López Larreynaga Primary
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
Kilómetro 5 ½ Carretera a Santa Tecla, Col. Las Mercedes, Frente a Círculo Miliar, Edificios MARN, San Salvador, El Salvador