Ouémé Basin Climate-Resilience Initiative (OCRI) Benin
The local food systems of the upper and middle Ouémé Basin in Benin, the main food basket of the country, is highly vulnerable to climate change due to intense and frequent extreme weather events, mainly flash floods and droughts. These extreme climate events directly impact the productivity of the food systems, which translates into further challenges resulting in poverty and food insecurity of the local population.
The project aims to address these climate impacts, by bringing adaptation solutions to the agricultural production system in the basin. The project will build resilience for poor and vulnerable smallholders, scale up prioritised climate-resilient agriculture and low emission agroforestry practices, build waterworks to reduce soil erosion and run-off, and overall improve land and water management in the target areas.
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- Public sector
GCF financing12% disbursed
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|Gender action plan for FP187: Ouémé Basin Climate-Resilience Initiative (OCRI) Benin||Gender action plan||13 Sep 2022|
|Gender assessment for FP187: Ouémé Basin Climate-Resilience Initiative (OCRI) Benin||Gender assessment||13 Sep 2022|
|Ouémé Basin Climate-Resilience Initiative (OCRI) Benin||Approved funding proposal||09 Aug 2022|
|Environmental and social safeguards (ESS) report for FP187: Ouémé Basin Climate-Resilience Initiative (OCRI) Benin||Environmental and Social Safeguards report||18 May 2022|
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GCF partners with FAO on two major climate-resilience projects in Benin and the Gambia
21 Jul 2022 / GCF and FAO have signed an agreement for $60 million in funding for two new major projects that will improve climate-resilience in Benin and the Gambia. These cross-cutting mitigation and adaptation projects were approved at the most recent GCF Board meeting in Incheon, South Korea. GCF will provide over USD 35 million in funding for both projects.