LDCF Project Highlights
Implementing Agency: UNDP
LDCF Project Grant: 1.028,500 USD
Located in the tip of West Africa, the Gambia is one of Africa’s poorest countries – about 69% of the population lives below the poverty line. The country is heavily reliant on agriculture, which provides 75% of the population with employment and accounts for about 30% of GDP. The main problem facing the Gambia currently is a high vulnerability to climate change, exacerbated by a low capacity to address and adapt. A major barrier limiting the capacity to address climate change is the inability to effectively predict climate change events, assess potential...
Cambodia - Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Programme for Climate Change within the Coastal Zone
Implementing Agency: UNEP
LDCF Project Grant: 1,635,000 USD
In July 2011, with support from UNEP, Cambodia accessed LDCF resources through the project “Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Programme for Climate Change within the Coastal Zone of Cambodia Considering Livelihood Improvement and Ecosystems”, which addresses urgent and immediate needs for adaptation identified by NAPA. The coastal zone plays an important role in Cambodia’s development, and the project aims to increase the resilience of natural ecosystems (such as mangrove forests) along the coast. To reduce the vulnerability of coastal communities, the...
Implementing Agency: UNDP
LDCF Project Grant: 3,300,000 USD
Many communities in Bangladesh are situated close to the shoreline and are reliant on agriculture and fishing for their livelihoods. Rising sea levels and changes in the frequency and intensity of tropical cyclones are raising the incidences of flooding, salt water intrusion and erosion, as well as loss of livelihoods, shelter and life. Given these circumstances, the Government of Bangladesh is working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to implement the “Community-based Adaptation to Climate Change through Coastal Afforestation” project in...
Mali - Integrating Climate Resilience into the Agricultural Sector for Food Security in Rural Areas of Mali
Implementing Agency: FAO
LDCF Project Grant: 2,181,820 USD
The project aims to help farming communities prepare for increasing climate variability that is likely to have major impacts on vulnerable farming systems critical to agricultural production and food security in Mali. The project helps farmers to develop Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) strategies and tools using a two-pronged approach:
a) Strengthening community-level capacity to explore and test new technologies and management methods through the existing and growing network of Farmers Field Schools (FFS)
LDCF - Sierra Leone - Integrating Adaptation to Climate Change into Agricultural Production and Food Security in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone is threatened by climatic hazards such as seasonal droughts, thunderstorms, landslides, heat waves, floods and altered rainfall patterns. Poor communities have suffered the most from these impacts. Crop production for instance is highly vulnerable to climatic change and has been affected by prolonged periods of droughts as well as heavy rainfall. Subsistence crop production is highly vulnerable to the impacts of this increasing weather variability.
LDCF funding for Sierra Leone is designed to be catalytic for scaling-up adaptation to climate change using sustainable land and natural resources management. Measures include:
1. reduced use of bush fallow systems...
LDCF- Tanzania - Developing Core Capacity to Address Adaptation to Climate Change in Productive Coastal Zones of Tanzania
This project is working to address the impacts of climate change on coastal zones, especially sea-level rise and changes in precipitation patterns that will affect livelihoods, coastal assets and water availability. Thus the project is improving the adaptive capacity of local communities and administrations, who have limited access to technologies, human capacity, and financial resources. In order to reduce coastal vulnerability, the additional LDCF-funded adaptation investments aim at the most visible climate impacts and adaptation gaps. Measures include the restoration of both man-made and natural coastal protections, as well as the rehabilitation of vital infrastructure such as...
The project is working to help Ethiopian communities adapt to climate change by providing them with the tools needed for anticipatory and autonomous adaptation, including climate risk information, financing, insurance, technical support. Capacity of planning authorities is further developed to include climate risks into planning processes. This will enable the provision of appropriate levels of support to communities.
The project concentrates on building sub-national and local capacity for autonomous adaptation by supporting local communities and administrations at the lower levels of government to plan, design and implement adaptation actions aimed at reducing climate change...
Cambodia - Promoting Climate-Resilient Water Management and Agricultural Practices in Rural Cambodia
Cambodia is an agriculture-based society where some 72 percent of its 13.4 million people are rice farmers. For generations, rice farming has often been subjected to the forces of nature like floods and droughts.
The LDCF-funded climate change adaptation project aims to counter the potential agriculture risks caused by climate change by working with the local research institutions and farmers in testing and promoting rice varieties that can stand with drought or floods up to 12 days.
Through the project, the six rice varieties have been introduced to 30 farming families in Kratie where flood frequently occurs and Preah Vihear province that often experiences drought. Besides...