SAP035

Building the Adaptive Capacity of Sugarcane Farmers in Northern Belize (BaC-SuF).

Building the Adaptive Capacity of Sugarcane Farmers in Northern Belize (BaC-SuF).

Belize is highly vulnerable to climate change, particularly due to its low-lying islands facing challenges such as storms, hurricanes, droughts, floods, and the threat of sea-level rise. The agriculture sector, especially the sugar industry, is expected to be significantly impacted by the increasing frequency and intensity of these climate hazards, affecting approximately 16,753 households. Sugarcane farmers in northern Belize are facing financial, physical, and social risks due to erratic precipitation patterns. 

Building the Adaptive Capacity of Sugarcane Farmers in Northern Belize (BaC-SuF) aims to enhance their resilience by implementing a seed cane variety programme, strengthening farming, water control, sharing knowledge and expanding the range of sugarcane varieties. Additionally, production operations will be transformed to be more climate-resilient, using planting and production practices that regenerate soils and require fewer inputs to achieve higher yields. Moisture management knowledge and practices, including irrigation and drainage, will be introduced to stabilize production in response to predicted soil moisture variability. Furthermore, the project aims to increase the use of mechanical green cane harvesting, reducing production costs and harvesting carbon emissions. 

Total project value

 

Theme

Adaptation

Result areas

Project timeline

Pipeline

03 Jun 2019 - 1739 days

Concept note received

03 Jun 2019

Funding proposal received

02 Jun 2022

Cleared by iTAP

12 Feb 2024

Approved

06 Mar 2024 - 103 days so far

Approved by GCF Board

06 Mar 2024

FAA executed

06 Mar 2024

Under implementation

To be completed

One region

  • Latin America and the Caribbean

One country

One priority group

  • Small Island Developing States
USD  
  • Financing
    • Private sector
    • Public sector
  • Size
    • Micro
    • Small
    • Medium
    • Large

GCF financing

InstrumentAmount
GrantUSD 25,000,000
Total GCF Financing
USD 25,000,000

Co-financing

Co-financerInstrumentAmount
Co-FinancingLoanUSD 11,552,650
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 2,258,200
Co-FinancingIn-kindUSD 30,450
Total Co-Financing
USD 13,841,300

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Accredited Entity

Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
Ms. Diane Wade-Moore
Primary

Head, Project Development and Management Unit
2nd Floor, Lawrence Nicholas Building, Ring Road, Belmopan, Belize
Phone +501 822-2970
dwade@caribbeanclimate.bz
Dr. Donneil Cain
Secondary

Lead, Project Development Sub-Unit
2nd Floor, Lawrence Nicholas Building, Ring Road, Belmopan, Belize
Phone +501 822-1094
dcain@caribbeanclimate.bz
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National Designated Authority

Belize
Ministry of Finance, Economic Development & Investment
Dr. Osmond Martinez Primary
Chief Executive Officer
Sir Edney Cain Building, First Floor, Right Wing, Belmopan, Belize
Phone +501 825-2526 or 2527
ceo@med.gov.bz
ana.mahmud@med.gov.bz
Mr. Leroy Josiah Martinez Secondary
Economist/Green Climate Fund Focal Point, Policy and Planning Unit
Phone +501 822-2526/2527
leroy.martinez@med.gov.bz