Resilient Rural Belize (Be-Resilient)

Resilient Rural Belize (Be-Resilient)

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 28 Feb 2019 at B.22
  • Est. completion 04 Mar 2026
  • ESS Category Category B

The project will increase resilience of smallholder farmers in Belize to climate change impacts that have negative consequences on agricultural yields of important commodities for the country.

Specifically, the project will develop climate-proof selected value chains (six vegetables, one fruit, and bee keeping) of smallholder farmers, which strengthen economic stability and resilience. The project will also increase access to markets through rehabilitation of critical infrastructure. It will deploy grant award and on-lending mechanisms and work with producers’ organizations and local communities to meet their needs in addressing the impacts of climate change. It is estimated that through this project, around 30,000 people, in 23 communities and five districts will benefit directly from increased access to climate information services for agricultural planning, climate-resilient agricultural practices and greater access to markets through resilient rehabilitated roads.

This project has an estimated lifespan of 15 years.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


28 Aug 2017 - 550 days

Concept note received

28 Aug 2017

Funding proposal received

16 Feb 2018

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

29 Nov 2018

Cleared by iTAP

01 Feb 2019


28 Feb 2019 - 371 days

Approved by GCF Board

28 Feb 2019

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

27 Jun 2019

FAA executed

06 Dec 2019

Under implementation

04 Mar 2020 - 1,502 days so far

FAA effective

04 Mar 2020

Disbursement - USD 1,914,800

28 Aug 2020

Disbursement - USD 3,042,600

28 Aug 2020

To be completed

04 Mar 2026 - 690 days to go

One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

One country

One priority group

  • Small Island Developing States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing62% disbursed

GrantUSD 6,085,200
LoanUSD 1,914,800
Total GCF Financing
USD 8,000,000


Co-FinancingLoanUSD 7,997,905
Co-FinancingEquityUSD 822,402
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 3,182,591
Total Co-Financing
USD 12,002,898

GCF Contacts

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GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6186 (KST)
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GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
Phone +82 32 458 6714 (KST)
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Accredited Entity

International Fund for Agricultural Development
Dr. Jyotsna Puri

Associate Vice-President, Strategy and Knowledge Department (SKD)
Via Paolo di Dono, 44, Rome, Italy
Phone +39 06 5459 2109
Mr. Pierre-Yves Guedez

Senior Climate Finance Specialist, Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division (ECG)
Via Paolo di Dono, 44, Rome, Italy
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National Designated Authority

Ministry of Finance, Economic Development & Investment
Dr. Osmond Martinez Primary
Chief Executive Officer
Sir Edney Cain Building, First Floor, Right Wing, Belmopan, Belize
Phone +501 825-2526 or 2527
Mr. Leroy Josiah Martinez Secondary
Economist/Green Climate Fund Focal Point, Policy and Planning Unit
Phone +501 822-2526/2527