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Countries:
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  • Namibia
Regions:
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Africa
Banks:
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Status: Approved
Bank Risk Rating: C
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Borrower or Client: Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF)
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Sectors:
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  • Education and Health
Investment Amount (USD): $ 9.30 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Grant Amount (USD): $ 9.30 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD): $ 10.00 million
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Original disclosure @ GCF website
Updated in EWS: 2018-03-15
Disclosure Date: 2018-03-15
Improving Rangeland and Ecosystem Management Practices of Smallholder Farmers
GCF-SAP001

Project Description

Reducing the vulnerability of smallholder famers from the effects of climate change by safeguarding natural capital in order to sustain agricultural production system.

This is GCF's first approved project under the Simplified Approval Process (SAP).

Climate change forecasts predict an increased length of the dry season in Kunene region, located in north-west Namibia. The most vulnerable populations - due to a predominantly drying climate - are small-scale and subsistence farmers, mostly women. They depend entirely on the rain-fed agriculture of staple grains for income and household food security.

To reduce the vulnerability of smallholder famers, this project will address the impacts of increasing temperature and higher water evaporation on crop production and bush encroachment on land and livestock productivity. It will increase the efficiency with which rainfall is used to maintain agricultural and rangeland production.

The project has an estimated lifespan of 5 years.

Expected project benefits:
GCF results areas

Investment Description

GFC Grant = US$ 9.3M

Borrowe    = US$ 0.7M

Contact Information

Ministry of Environment and Tourism

Mr. Petrus Muteyauli

pmuteyauli@yahoo.co.uk

pmuteyauli@met.na

ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF GREEN CLIMATE FUND

The Independent Redress Mechanism (IRM) is the independent complaint mechanism for a person or people who have been or believe they are likely to be adversely affected by a project or programme funded by the Green Climate Fund. If you submit a complaint to the IRM, it may seek to address the issues raised by facilitating a problem-solving dialogue or, if that is not possible, conducting an independent investigation into whether the GCF has complied with its environmental and social policies. The IRM is newly created and is still in the process of developing its procedures and website. More information about the IRM and how you can file a complaint is forthcoming. You can contact the IRM at irm@gcfund.org.