Adapting Philippine Agriculture to Climate Change (APA)

Adapting Philippine Agriculture to Climate Change (APA)

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 16 Mar 2023 at B.35
  • Est. completion 15 Jan 2031
  • ESS Category Category B

The Philippines ranks fourth on the Long-term Climate Risk Index (2000-2019) due to its exposure to increasingly frequent extreme weather events such as tropical cyclones, droughts, floods, and irregular precipitation. It is estimated that 70 per cent of the population are at risk and vulnerable to climate disasters; rural and agricultural systems are affected by these climate hazards and their resulting impacts.

The Adapting Philippine Agriculture to Climate Change (APA) project aims to shift the country towards a climate-resilient agricultural system and increase climate resilience in rural areas. The project will improve institutional capacities by provision of localised climate information services and through the adoption of climate-resilient agriculture practices, particularly enterprises led by women and indigenous peoples. The APA project enables farmers to respond to the impacts of the climate crisis while enhancing their income-generation capabilities. Furthermore, the project seeks to mainstream and scale up climate-resilient agriculture enterprise development into the rural development programmes of the country. 

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


04 May 2018 - 1778 days

Concept note received

04 May 2018

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

26 Mar 2021

Funding proposal received

23 Jun 2022

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

04 Aug 2022

Cleared by iTAP

13 Mar 2023


16 Mar 2023 - 306 days

Approved by GCF Board

16 Mar 2023

FAA executed

12 Sep 2023

Under implementation

15 Jan 2024 - 94 days so far

FAA effective

15 Jan 2024

Disbursement - USD 1,831,100

22 Feb 2024

To be completed

15 Jan 2031 - 2,464 days to go

One region

  • Asia-Pacific

One country

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

GCF financing7% disbursed

GrantUSD 26,273,510
Total GCF Financing
USD 26,273,510


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 7,226,000
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 4,714,540
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 1,040,400
Total Co-Financing
USD 12,980,940

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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

Philippines (the)
Department of Finance
Secretary Ralph Recto Primary
Mr. Joven Balbosa Primary
Undersecretary, International Finance Group
Phone +63 2 8523-4955
Ms. Jenevive Lontok Operational focal point