Inclusive Green Financing for Climate Resilient and Low Emission Smallholder Agriculture

Inclusive Green Financing for Climate Resilient and Low Emission Smallholder Agriculture

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 - 351 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

14 Nov 2019

Legal opinion on AE's Internal Approval

12 Mar 2020

FAA executed

08 Sep 2020

Under implementation


One region

  • Africa

One country

Two priority groups

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

GCF financing

LoanUSD 6,983,568
GrantUSD 2,992,957


Co-FinancingGrantUSD 2,494,131
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 997,652

GCF Contacts

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GCF Communications
Phone +82 10 4458 7751
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Project complaints and grievances

GCF Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM)
Phone +82 32 458 6157
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Integrity issues

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

International Fund for Agricultural Development

Ms. Margarita Astralaga
Director, Environment and Climate Division
Via Paolo di Dono 44, Rome, Italy
Phone +39 06 5459 2151
Ms. Liza Leclerc
Lead Technical Specialist

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