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

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 13 Nov 2020 at B.27
  • Est. completion 30 Mar 2030
  • ESS Category Category B

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






Result areas

Project timeline


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


13 Nov 2020 - 868 days

Approved by GCF Board

13 Nov 2020

FAA executed

25 Apr 2022

Under implementation

30 Mar 2023 - 483 days so far

FAA effective

30 Mar 2023

Disbursement - USD 4,839,978

23 May 2023

To be completed

30 Mar 2030 - 2,075 days to go

One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

One country

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

GCF financing16% disbursed

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


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

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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 Environment and Natural Resources
Her Excellency María José Iturbide Flores Primary
7 Avenida 03-67 Zona 13, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Ms. Anna Cristina Bailey Hernández Primary
Vice Minister of Natural Resources and Climate Change
7 Avenida 03-67 Zona 13, Guatemala City, Guatemala