FP127

Building Climate Resilience of Vulnerable Agricultural Livelihoods in Southern Zimbabwe

Building Climate Resilience of Vulnerable Agricultural Livelihoods in Southern Zimbabwe

Southern Zimbabwe has experienced increasing temperatures since the 1950s with a decline in total annual precipitation and an increase in mid-season dry spells coupled with extreme weather events in the form of droughts and floods. These changes in climate have reduced water availability and increased soil aridity, resulting in declining agricultural yields and impacting the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in this region. In Southern Zimbabwe, rainfall is predicted to decrease by 15 per cent and runoff by 20 per cent in provinces of Manicaland, Masvingo and Matabeleland South, leading to higher food deficits and higher food prices, as well as higher number of drought-related livestock deaths.

The project proposes to address these observed and projected climate impacts and build the resilience of smallholder farmers in three semi-arid agroecological regions of southern Zimbabwe.

Total project value

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
543,620
Indirect
1,758,500
Theme

Adaptation

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

16 Sep 2016 - 1274 days

Concept note received

16 Sep 2016

Funding proposal received

02 Oct 2018

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

04 Dec 2019

Cleared by iTAP

18 Feb 2020

Approved

12 Mar 2020 - 22 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

12 Mar 2020

FAA executed

12 Mar 2020

Under implementation

Completed

01 Jun 2024

One region

  • Africa

One country

One priority group

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

GCF financing

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 26,574,567

Cofinancing

CofinancerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 1,205,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 14,247,800
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 5,791,020

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Accredited Entity

United Nations Development Programme

Pradeep Kurukulasuriya
Executive Coordinator and Director, Global Environment Finance
304 East 45th Street, FF-9th Floor, New York, NY, United States
Phone +1 (212) 906-5884
pradeep.kurukulasuriya@undp.org
Robin Merlier
Environmental Policy Specialist Global Environmental Finance, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS)/Global Policy Network
Phone +1 2129065842
robin.merlier@undp.org

National Designated Authority

Zimbabwe

Climate Change Management Department, Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate

Washington Zhakata
Director - Climate Change Management Department
Climate Change Management Department, 11th Floor, Kaguvi Building, Corner 4th Street/Central Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone +263 4 701 681
Phone Tel.: +263 4 701 681
climatechange@environment.gov.zw
washingtonzhakata@gmail.com
Elisha Moyo
Principal Climate Change Research Officer
Climate Change Management Department 11th Floor, Kaguvi Building, Corner 4th Street/Central Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe
Phone +263 4 701 681
Phone +263 4 701 683
enmoyo@gmail.com
moyo_elisha_n@yahoo.co.uk