Planting Climate Resilience in Rural Communities of the Northeast (PCRP)

Planting Climate Resilience in Rural Communities of the Northeast (PCRP)

  • Status Approved
  • Date approved 13 Nov 2020 at B.27
  • Est. completion Under revision
  • ESS Category Category B

The semi-arid region of Northeast Brazil has been experiencing periodic droughts and chronic water scarcity. The overall drought frequency, intensity and severity have increased over the past 36 years. The region is projected to experience a further temperature increase of between 0.5 and 2.0 °C from 2011 to 2040. This alarming increase in temperature will reduce agricultural crop productivity for smallholder farmers. 

This project will address these observed and projected climate impacts and will build the resilience of the most vulnerable farmers in Northeast Brazil, by transforming family farmers’ productive systems towards low-emission and climate-resilient agriculture. The project will increase access to water for agricultural production through solar irrigation, and support women, youth, and traditional communities to scale up other tested adaptation and mitigation measures in their agricultural activities.  

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


21 Dec 2017 - 1059 days

Concept note received

21 Dec 2017

Funding proposal received

09 Apr 2020

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

13 Aug 2020

Cleared by iTAP

21 Oct 2020


13 Nov 2020 - 597 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

13 Nov 2020

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

27 Jan 2021

FAA executed

06 Jul 2021

Under implementation


Est. completion date under revision

One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

One country

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

GCF financing

GrantUSD 34,500,000
LoanUSD 65,000,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 99,500,000


Co-FinancingLoanUSD 30,000,000
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 59,281,646
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 13,718,354
Total Co-Financing
USD 103,000,000

GCF Contacts

General media inquiries

GCF Communications
Phone +82 32 4458 6338 (KST)
Send e-mail

Request for information

GCF Information Disclosure
Request information about this project

Project complaints and grievances

GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6186 (KST)
File a complaint

Integrity issues

GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
Phone +82 32 458 6155 (KST)
Send e-mail

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
More contacts

National Designated Authority

Secretariat for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy
Mr. Marco Aurélio dos Santos Rocha
Secretary for International Economic Affairs
Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco K, 8° andar, Brasilia, Brazil
Phone +55 61 2020-4654
Ms. Raquel Breda dos Santos
General Coordinator for Global Development Institutions
Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco K, 8° andar - Sala 874, Brasilia, Brazil
Phone +55 (61) 2020-4603
Mr. Luiz Mauricio de Araújo Navarro
Coordinator for Policies and Funds for Development Finance
Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco K, 8° andar - Sala 874, Brasilia, Brazil
Phone +55 (61) 2020-4603