Staple Crops Processing Zone (SCPZ): Promoting Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains

Staple Crops Processing Zone (SCPZ): Promoting Sustainable Agricultural Value Chains

In Guinea, Senegal and Togo, agriculture and forestry are the primary sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for over 80 per cent of total emissions. At the same time, these countries are also among those most severely affected by climate change. Rising temperatures and unpredictable seasonal weather patterns are jeopardising rain-fed agriculture, directly impacting the livelihoods of producers, retailers, and consumers dependent on the local farming industry.  

The SCPZ project is designed to combat this challenge by focusing on the agricultural sector in Guinea, Senegal and Togo. It aims to both reduce GHG emissions and enhance resilience by establishing Stable Crops Processing Zones. These zones will centralise agro-processing activities, promoting sustainable agricultural production through the implementation of eco-friendly water management techniques, biogas technologies, climate-resilient agriculture (CRA), and agroforestry systems. As a result, these zones are projected to curtail land degradation, boost overall soil fertility, and potentially lead to a remarkable 50 percent increase in yields, benefiting not only local farmers but also the surrounding communities. 

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


26 Mar 2018 - 2040 days

Concept note received

26 Mar 2018

Funding proposal received

10 Jan 2019

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

05 Apr 2021

Cleared by iTAP

02 Oct 2023


25 Oct 2023 - 236 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

25 Oct 2023

Under implementation

To be completed

One region

  • Africa

Three countries

Two priority groups

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

GCF financing

LoanUSD 26,999,831
GrantUSD 75,791,156
Total GCF Financing
USD 102,790,988


Co-FinancingLoanUSD 85,220,266
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 10,542,371
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 5,000,000
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 17,600,000
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 31,063,890
Co-FinancingGrantUSD 19,486,009
Total Co-Financing
USD 168,912,536

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Accredited Entity

African Development Bank
Mr. Shakil Beedassy

Climate Finance Expert
CCIA. Rue Jean Paul 11, Plateau, 01 BP 1387 Abidjan 01., Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Phone +230 5920 8938
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National Designated Authority

The National Directorate of the Environment
Mr. Pierre LAMAH Primary
Executive Secretary of the National Designated Authority of the Green Climate Fund
Coléah Lansébounyi, Commune de Matam, Conakry, Guinea
Phone +224 621 773 443
Mr. Mamadou Oury BARRY Secondary
Coléah Lansébounyi- Commune de Matam, Conakry, Guinea
Phone +224 622 802 465
Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development
Ms. Madeleine Sarr Primary
Head of Climate Change Division
Parc Forestier de Hann, B.P. 4055 Dakar, Senegal, Dakar, Senegal
Directorate of Environment, Ministry of Environment
Ms. Méry YAOU Primary
Director of Environment
240 rue des Nîmes Lomé - Togo -, Lomé, Togo
Phone (+228) 22 21 51 97/90148744
Phone (+228) 90148744
Mr. Komi Sossou SOSSOU Secondary
Environmentalist, head of planning unit
240 rue des Nîmes Lomé - Togo, Lomé, Togo