Increased climate resilience of rural households and communities through the rehabilitation of production landscapes in selected localities of the Republic of Cuba (IRES)

Increased climate resilience of rural households and communities through the rehabilitation of production landscapes in selected localities of the Republic of Cuba (IRES)

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 12 Mar 2020 at B.25
  • Est. completion 08 Jun 2027
  • ESS Category Category B

The project seeks to increase the climate resilience of agricultural production and ensure food security through improved ecosystem services from agroforestry, silvopastoral systems, reforestation and assisted natural forest regeneration in seven municipalities vulnerable to climate change in Cuba.

According to the Vulnerability and Climate Change Adaptation Index in the Latin America and Caribbean region, Cuba is classified as a “high risk” country in terms of vulnerability to effects of climate change. Future climate change patterns, such as increased temperature, prolonged droughts and decreased rainfall, will affect agricultural production in Cuba, particularly of staple crops (rice, beans), negatively impacting the livelihoods of farm households and the availability of agricultural products, and ultimately putting food security at risk. It is projected that under the business-as-usual scenario, net primary agricultural productivity and biomass density will decline.

Although the Government of Cuba considers the entire country to be at risk from climate impacts, it has identified 73 municipalities as highest priority, and has selected two specific areas of the country for immediate action encompassing four municipalities in Las Tunas province (Jobabo, Amancio, Colombia) in the Eastern Region and three in Villa Clara/Matanzas provinces (Los Arabos, Quemado de Guines, Coralillo, Santo Domingo) in the Central Region. Those are the targeted project areas. Therefore, the selected seven municipalities for the two project locations are among the municipalities most affected by climate change/agricultural drought in Cuba.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


09 Nov 2018 - 490 days

Concept note received

09 Nov 2018

Funding proposal received

08 Nov 2019

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

04 Dec 2019

Cleared by iTAP

30 Jan 2020

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

11 Feb 2020

FAA executed

12 Mar 2020


12 Mar 2020 - 1,564 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

12 Mar 2020

FAA effective

08 Jun 2020

Disbursement - USD 8,197,287

06 Jul 2020

Disbursement - USD 7,451,122

27 Jul 2023

Under implementation

To be completed

08 Jun 2027

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 financing41% disbursed

GrantUSD 38,206,791
Total GCF Financing
USD 38,206,791


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 23,220,250
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 58,487,143
Total Co-Financing
USD 81,707,393

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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

Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment
Dr. José Núñez Primary
Deputy Minister
Linea No 8 / N and O. Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución, Havana, Cuba
Phone +537 837 0382
Phone +537 837 0382
Mrs Odalys Goicochea Cardoso Secondary
Director of the Environment Department
Linea No.8 / N and O. Vedado, Plaza de la Revolucion, Havana, Cuba
Phone (537) 8310286