Building resilience to cope with climate change in Jordan through improving water use efficiency in the agriculture sector (BRCCJ)

Building resilience to cope with climate change in Jordan through improving water use efficiency in the agriculture sector (BRCCJ)

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 19 Mar 2021 at B.28
  • Est. completion 31 May 2029
  • ESS Category Category B

One of the most water-scarce countries, Jordan is facing severe climate change risks. Increasing temperatures and reduced rainfall patterns, coupled with an unprecedented population growth due to an influx of refugees, have significantly strained the population's water demands.

This project will increase new supplies of water by recycling wastewater and harvesting rainwater. By reducing the demand on groundwater sources through efficient cropping and water use practices, the project will bolster vulnerable farmers' climate resilience - particularly women who play a critical role in Jordan’s agricultural sector.  They will receive training to become “climate wise women.”

Total project value






Result areas

Project timeline


16 May 2018 - 1039 days

Concept note received

16 May 2018

Funding proposal received

24 Apr 2020

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

14 Dec 2020

Cleared by iTAP

23 Feb 2021

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

03 Mar 2021


19 Mar 2021 - 439 days

Approved by GCF Board

19 Mar 2021

FAA executed

26 Mar 2021

Under implementation

31 May 2022 - 746 days so far

FAA effective

31 May 2022

Disbursement - USD 1,997,900

20 Jun 2022

Disbursement - USD 2,949,158

22 Nov 2023

To be completed

31 May 2029 - 1,813 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

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

GCF financing20% disbursed

GrantUSD 25,000,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 25,000,000


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 1,000,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 1,740,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 2,210,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 1,860,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 380,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 500,000
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 560,000
Total Co-Financing
USD 8,250,000

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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
Mr. Belal Shqarin Primary
Director, Climate Change Directorate
King Faisal Bin Abd Aziz Street, 83 Um Uthaina, Amman, Jordan