FP145

RELIVE – REsilient LIVElihoods of vulnerable smallholder farmers in the Mayan landscapes and the Dry Corridor of Guatemala

RELIVE – REsilient LIVElihoods of vulnerable smallholder farmers in the Mayan landscapes and the Dry Corridor of Guatemala

Guatemala is one of the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change in Latin America, experiencing an annual average temperature increase of 0.6 °C and a 2.5% increase in the number of hot days per decade since 1960. In the past 20 years, the frequency of droughts and floods has increased dramatically, leading to significant economic losses in the country. 

This project aims to bolster the resilience of the most vulnerable farmers and indigenous groups in the Mayan landscapes and the Dry Corridor of Guatemala.  

Over six thousand family farms will benefit from the development of climate-resilient adaptation practices and gender-sensitive technology packages for staple crops, coffee and cocoa. The installation of 370 greenhouses micro-tunnel facilities will help farmers to diversify agricultural crop productivity, while the setting up of 13 hydro-meteorological monitoring stations will help to disseminate climate information and early warning of risks, to stakeholders. Moreover, the project aims to restore 13 thousand hectares of watershed through reforestation and agroforestry. 

Total project value

 

Beneficiaries

 

Direct
116,353
Indirect
583,146
Theme

Adaptation

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

12 Oct 2018 - 764 days

Concept note received

12 Oct 2018

Funding proposal received

06 Nov 2019

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

30 Mar 2020

Cleared by iTAP

21 Oct 2020

Approved

13 Nov 2020 - 341 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

13 Nov 2020

Under implementation

Completed

One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

One country

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

GCF financing

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 29,837,169
Total GCF Financing
USD 29,837,169

Cofinancing

CofinancerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 7,000,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 5,740,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 24,100,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 36,840,000

GCF Contacts

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GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
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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
DDG-Bechdol@fao.org
Ms. Maria Helena Semedo
Deputy Director-General
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National Designated Authority

Guatemala
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
His Excellency Mario Roberto Rojas Espino
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
7a. Avenue 03-67 Zone 13, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Mr. Fredy Antonio Chiroy Barreno
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
7a. Avenue 03-67 Zone 13, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Mr. Juan Carlos Diaz Contreras
Director of International Cooperation
7a. Avenue 03-67 Zone 13, Guatemala City, Guatemala