Strengthening the resilience of smallholder agriculture to climate change-induced water insecurity in the Central Highlands and South-Central Coast regions of Vietnam

Strengthening the resilience of smallholder agriculture to climate change-induced water insecurity in the Central Highlands and South-Central Coast regions of Vietnam

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 12 Mar 2020 at B.25
  • Est. completion 09 Jun 2026
  • ESS Category Category B

The project aims to empower vulnerable smallholders in central highlands and south-central coast to manage increasing climate risks to agricultural production by securing water provision, supporting farmers to adopt climate-resilient agriculture, and strengthening access to agro-climate information, credit and markets.

Viet Nam’s central highlands and south-central coast are the two most climate vulnerable regions of the country in terms of hydro-meteorological hazards. The regions have been experiencing an increase in annual temperatures and changes in precipitation patterns. Climate change-induced water insecurity is affecting rainfed smallholder agriculture and reducing crop productivity. In these regions, a significant number of the population rely on agriculture and water resources for their livelihoods. They also constitute Viet Nam’s largest perennial crop zone (coffee, pepper, cashew, rubber, tea and a variety of fruits) primarily grown for market, and rice, maize and cassava for local consumption, especially by the poorest. Both are important for food security and nutrition.

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


27 Dec 2017 - 807 days

Concept note received

27 Dec 2017

Funding proposal received

21 Oct 2018

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

04 Dec 2019

Cleared by iTAP

18 Feb 2020

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

03 Mar 2020

FAA executed

12 Mar 2020


12 Mar 2020 - 1,445 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

12 Mar 2020

FAA effective

09 Jun 2020

Disbursement - USD 1,616,075

11 Jun 2021

Disbursement - USD 3,525,787

25 Apr 2023

Disbursement - USD 7,304,454

23 Nov 2023

Under implementation


09 Jun 2026

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

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

GCF financing41% disbursed

GrantUSD 30,205,367
Total GCF Financing
USD 30,205,367


Co-FinancingLoanUSD 99,590,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 22,060,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 406,277
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 77,550
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 3,031,198
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 922,450
Total Co-Financing
USD 126,087,475

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Accredited Entity

United Nations Development Programme
Mr. Pradeep Kurukulasuriya

Executive Coordinator and Director, Global Environment Finance
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Mr. Robin Merlier

Environmental Policy Specialist Global Environmental Finance, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS)/Global Policy Network
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National Designated Authority

Viet Nam
Ministry of Planning and Investment
Dr. Le Viet Anh Primary
Director General, Department of Science, Education, Natural Resources and Environment
6B Hoang Dieu Street, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Phone +84 804432
Ms. Nguyen Thi Hoang Yen Secondary
Deputy Director General
Phone +84 080 44645
Mr. Doan Phuong Duy Operational focal point
Official - Dept. of Science, Education, Natural Resources and Environment
Phone +84 080 44645