Inclusive Green Financing for Climate Resilient and Low Emission Smallholder Agriculture

Inclusive Green Financing for Climate Resilient and Low Emission Smallholder Agriculture

  • Status Under implementation
  • Date approved 14 Nov 2019 at B.24
  • Est. completion 02 Dec 2025
  • ESS Category Category C

Improving access to credit for smallholder farmers in Niger to implement climate-resilient and low-emission agriculture.

Current predictions show that agricultural production in Niger is estimated to drop by 20 percent, threatening the livelihoods of 85 percent of Nigerians whose employment depends on agriculture. Investments in climate-resilient and low-emission agriculture are perceived as high risk, especially by the local financial sector. 

The project incentivises the participation of the private sector by engaging with commercial banks and microfinance institutions. It will provide much desired financial support to smallholder farmers by increasing access to credit in tandem with technical assistance and capacity building.

Total project value


Tonnes of emissions avoided






Result areas

Project timeline


28 Nov 2018 - 352 days

Concept note received

28 Nov 2018

Funding proposal received

15 Mar 2019

Cleared by GCF Secretariat

27 Aug 2019

Cleared by iTAP

22 Oct 2019


14 Nov 2019 - 385 days

Approved by GCF Board

14 Nov 2019

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

12 Mar 2020

FAA executed

08 Sep 2020

Under implementation

02 Dec 2020 - 1,299 days so far

FAA effective

02 Dec 2020

Disbursement - USD 3,069,700

07 Oct 2021

To be completed

02 Dec 2025 - 529 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 financing33% disbursed

LoanUSD 6,446,370
GrantUSD 2,762,730
Total GCF Financing
USD 9,209,100


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 2,302,275
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 920,910
Total Co-Financing
USD 3,223,185

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Accredited Entity

International Fund for Agricultural Development
Dr. Jyotsna Puri

Associate Vice-President, Strategy and Knowledge Department (SKD)
Via Paolo di Dono, 44, Rome, Italy
Phone +39 06 5459 2109
Mr. Pierre-Yves Guedez

Senior Climate Finance Specialist, Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division (ECG)
Via Paolo di Dono, 44, Rome, Italy
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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