FP126

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)

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

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
51,713
Indirect
240,117
Theme

Cross-cutting

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

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

Approved

12 Mar 2020 - 22 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

12 Mar 2020

FAA executed

12 Mar 2020

Under implementation

Completed

One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

One country

One priority group

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

GCF financing

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 38,206,791

Cofinancing

CofinancerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 23,220,250
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 58,487,143

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Accredited Entity

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Roberto Ridolfi
Assistant Director-General, Programme Support and Technical Cooperation Department
Phone +39 0657 0501 46
TC-ADG@fao.org
Alexander Jones
Director, Climate and Environment Division
Phone +39 0657 0523 31
CBC-Director@fao.org

National Designated Authority

Cuba

Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment

Odalys Goicochea Cardoso
Director of the Environment Department
Linea No.8 / N and O. Vedado, Plaza de la Revolucion, Havana, Cuba
Phone (537) 8310286
goicochea@citma.cu
José Núñez
Deputy Minister
Linea No 8 / N and O. Vedado, Plaza de la Revolución Havana, Cuba, 10400, Havana, Cuba
Phone +537 837 0382
Phone +537 837 0382
santana@citma.cu