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

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 - 62 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

07 Oct 2021

Under implementation


01 Oct 2026

One region

  • Africa

One country

Two priority groups

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

GCF financing

GrantUSD 28,196,246
LoanUSD 6,848,837
Total GCF Financing
USD 35,045,083


Co-FinancingLoanUSD 10,749,353
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 7,162,789
Total Co-Financing
USD 17,912,143

GCF Contacts

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Project complaints and grievances

GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6186 (KST)
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Integrity issues

GCF Independent Integrity Unity (IIU)
Phone +82 32 458 6155 (KST)
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Accredited Entity

Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement (West African Development Bank)
Mr Elie Aloko
Director of the Environment and Climate Finance Direction (DEFIC)
68, av de la Liberation, Lome, Togo
Phone (228) 9999 8693/9350 9987
Phone (228) 2223 2757/ 2223 2692
Mr. Ibrahim Traore
Head of Climate Finance Division
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National Designated Authority

National Council of the Environment for Sustainable Development (CNEDD)
Dr. Kamaye Maâzou
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