Hydro-agricultural development with smart agriculture practices resilient to climate change in Niger

Hydro-agricultural development with smart agriculture practices resilient to climate change in Niger

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 07 Oct 2021 at B.30
  • Est. completion 20 Jul 2028
  • ESS Category Category B

Climate change has adversely affected Niger’s agriculture, which is the country’s main income source and livelihood for most of the population.  Irregular rainfall, short rainy seasons, droughts, flooding and lack of water availability for agricultural production have resulted in economic damage and loss of lives.

The project will support climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts among agrarian communities in the five most vulnerable regions of Niger. The aim is to promote a paradigm shift to climate-resilient agricultural production through cross-cutting measures such as improving irrigation systems and access to finance, and strengthening the capacity of farmers’ groups and cooperatives and other stakeholders, including the private sector, on climate-smart agriculture.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


23 Jan 2020 - 624 days

Funding proposal received

23 Jan 2020

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

15 Jul 2021

Cleared by iTAP

07 Sep 2021


07 Oct 2021 - 652 days

Approved by GCF Board

07 Oct 2021

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

05 Apr 2022

FAA executed

30 Aug 2022

Under implementation

20 Jul 2023 - 371 days so far

FAA effective

20 Jul 2023

To be completed

20 Jul 2028 - 1,457 days to go

One region

  • Africa

One country

Two priority groups

  • Least Developed Countries
  • African States
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing

GrantUSD 26,414,784
LoanUSD 6,416,122
Total GCF Financing
USD 32,830,906


Co-FinancingLoanUSD 10,070,200
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 6,710,238
Total Co-Financing
USD 16,780,439

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Phone +82 32 458 6186 (KST)
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GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
Phone +82 32 458 6714 (KST)
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Accredited Entity

Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (West African Development Bank)
Mr. Moubarak Moukaila

Head of the Department of Environment and Climate Finance
Phone (228) 90 72 24 72
Mr. Ibrahim Traore

Head of Climate Project Development
Phone (228) 22 23 26 92
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National Designated Authority

Niger (the)
National Council of the Environment for Sustainable Development (CNEDD)
Dr. Kamaye Maâzou Primary
Executive Secretary
Cabinet du Premier Ministre, PL 17 Rue du Gouverneur Jules Brévié, BP 10193, Niamey, Niger, Niamey, Niger (the)
Phone +227 207 22 559
Phone +27 9698 7470
Phone +227 9022 1700