Brazil - Sertão
Agriculture
Risks
Brazil - São Paolo
Agriculture
Risks
Nicaragua
Agriculture
Risks
Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay
Agriculture
Risks
Haiti
Agriculture
Risks
Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador
Agriculture
Risks
Panama
Agriculture
Risks
Jamaica
Agriculture
Risks
Belize
Agriculture
Risks
St. Lucia
Agriculture
Risks

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Proadapt Sertão: Building Climate Resilient Farmers in the Brazilian Sertão

Partner: Rede de Desenvolvimento Humano (REDEH)

Amount: US$1,293,559

The inhabitants of the Sertão in northeastern Brazil include many of Brazil’s most vulnerable to climate change. Since the early 1960s average temperatures in Bacia do Jacuípe have increased by around 2C degrees and annual rainfall has decreased by about 350 mm, causing farmer productivity to decline significantly.

Proadapt Sertao aims to build climate resilience among small farmers and their agricultural cooperatives in the Bacia do Jacuipe, by providing

Packages of climate resilient technologies for small farmers aimed at protecting production from climate shocks - this package “MAIS 2” (Modulo Agroclimatico Inteligente e Sustentavel) will include irrigation, storage, and product processing technologies;

Training for relevant stakeholders in the appropriate application of this package; and

Training for agricultural cooperatives in the management of adaptation loans, and by building capacity in selected credit cooperatives to develop practical financial methodologies that will facilitate on-lending to farmers who are reducing their climate risks in the form of a pilot fund called AGRADAPTA.

REDEH will form a Scientific Advisory Committee for the research and development of the “MAIS 2”.


Video presentation of Proadapt Sertão

PROJECT NEWS AND BLOGS

17 Feb 2017...Banco do Brasil and IDB sign PROADAPT facilitated cooperation agreement on Climate Impact Assessment in Agriculture.

The Bank of Brazil and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) formalized on Thursday 16 February, a Letter of Intent for conducting a study on Climate Risk, with the objective of investigating potential losses for the agricultural credit portfolio arising from current and future climate change, such as droughts and floods.

17 Feb 2017...Banco do Brasil and IDB sign PROADAPT facilitated cooperation agreement on Climate Impact Assessment in Agriculture

16 Feb 2017...BB e BID vão avaliar potencial perda na carteira agrícola causada pelo clima

16 Feb 2017...BB e BID vão avaliar potencial perda na carteira agrícola causada pelo clima

16 Feb 2017...BB e BID assinam acordo de cooperação sobre Avaliação do Impacto Climático na Agricultura

16 Feb 2017...BB e BID assinam acordo de cooperação sobre Avaliação do Impacto Climático na Agricultura

16 Feb 2017...BB e BID vão avaliar potencial perda na carteira agrícola causada pelo clima


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Circular Economy and Climate Change Adaptation in São Paolo: Recycling Used Cooking Oil

Partner: Cicla Brasil

In a circular model—based on the reduction, reuse, and recycling of waste—cooking oil is converted into an input for the biofuel industry, thereby decreasing its need for first-use oil.

As a consequence of climate change in Brazil’s South and Southeast regions, the state of São Paulo has experienced periods of severe drought and flooding in recent years. The improper handling and disposal of used cooking oil could intensify the adverse effects of drought and flooding in more ways than one: when poured down the drain, used cooking oil contaminates the surface of rivers and reservoirs, thus reducing the availability of drinking water; oil will sticks to the inside of storm drains, causing obstructions and reducing drainage capacity until a blockage occurs; and finally oil will undergo decomposing processes, which release greenhouse gases that further exacerbate climate change.

The project will conduct awareness-raising activities and identify the main challenges in the value chain as well as interventions to improve reverse logistics and the recycling cooperatives’ capacity to add value.

The project’s objective is to contribute to a circular economy model that enhances São Paulo’s resilience to situations of drought or water shortages and improves the state’s water and sanitation system by reducing its vulnerability to climate change. The project is expected to improve the collection of used household cooking oil in 63 municipalities in the São Paulo state, which will strengthen the activities of two networks made up of 76 cooperatives and approximately 1,750 grassroots recyclers, as well as work with intermediaries and biofuel buyers and processors.

PROJECT NEWS AND BLOGS

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Proadapt Nicaragua: Building Climate Resilience in the fine Cocoa and Honey Sectors

Nicaragua ranks fourth in the world among the countries hardest hit by climate change, and is one of the poorest in Latin America. 80% of Nicaraguans depend on agriculture, and small farmers (with fewer than 3.5 hectares) account for 75% of all farmers.

The main objective of PROADAPT Nicaragua is to protect the livelihoods of small and medium-sized fine cocoa and honey producers from the growing impact of climate change. Access to quality information on climate and its impact; the design, dissemination, and implementation of practical solutions and technologies to address those impacts; and access to credit to purchase those solutions constitute the pillars of this intervention. The project’s beneficiaries will be 1,000 small and medium-sized low-income Nicaraguan fine cocoa and honey producers, twenty-six percent of whom are women. The project has defined four areas of work, namely:

Generate climate information and design resilient business models (analysis of vulnerability, identification of solutions, and development of key elements of these business models)

Strengthen the resilience of relevant stakeholders for those sectors

Work with financial institutions to understand their exposure to climate risks, and to spur the availability of credit to enable small and medium-sized producers to purchase resilient solutions; and

Manage the knowledge acquired through the project.


Video presentation of Nicaragua

PROJECT NEWS AND BLOGS

Blogs

-Preparing Nicaraguan small producers of fine cocoa and honey to better address the impacts of climate change


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Gran Chaco: Building Resilience in the Gran Chaco (Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay)

The Gran Chaco is the second largest forest region in Latin America after the Amazon and is shared between Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and a small area in Brazil. Studies of the Gran Chaco’s vulnerability to climate change forecast significant impacts in the next three decades, particularly increased risk of droughts and floods in different areas and a rise in extreme weather events. This climate variability is already affecting production systems, making the creation of new skills, tools, knowledge, and production and marketing models that enable producers in Gran Chaco to protect themselves and their environment from the effects of climate change an urgent concern.

Proadapt has approved a technical assistance project in the Gran Chaco that focuses on providing information, knowledge and skills training relevant to developing climate-resilient business models, with the ultimate goal of making small-scale producers and low-income communities in the Gran Chaco more resilient to the effects climate change. The project seeks to improve the sharing of knowledge and experiences (both technological and social) to boost innovation and adaptation strategies. Ultimately the project is expected to promote linkages, partnerships and networks around climate-change resilience in the private sector.


Video presentation of Gran Chaco

PROJECT NEWS AND BLOGS

News

16 Abr 2017...Elaboran mapa para predecir inundaciones del Pilcomayo

12 Abr 2017...Nuevo mapa previene desastres para 4.000 personas del Chaco

12 Abr 2017...El Chaco ya cuenta con mapas de riesgo hídricos trinacionales para anticipar desbordes

17 Abr 2017...Elaboran mapa para predecir inundaciones del Pilcomayo

16 Abr 2017...Gran Chaco cuenta con mapas de riesgo a nivel trinacional

12 Abr 2017...Nuevo mapa previene desastres para 4 mil personas del Chaco

Blogs

-Indigenous communities in the Gran Chaco adapt to climate change


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Scaling UP the Smallholder Alliance for Sorghum in Haiti (SMASH)

The primary focus of this project is on the integration of up to 18,000 smallholder farmers into the sorghum value chain, through increased skill building and market access. Sorghum is a widely grown staple crops in Haiti and has typically been used for local human consumption and as fodder for animals. Now a new market for sorghum is emerging, driven by private sector brewery Brasserie Nationale d’Haiti (BRANA). The company has committed to sourcing locally grown sorghum to supply its production operations with the objective of reducing its imports of malted barley.

Sorghum also represents a more climate resilient crop, particularly with respect to increasing drought, soil salinity and higher temperatures. PROADAPT will support the project by adding capacity building for effective climate resilient agricultural practices in sorghum cultivation.

The SMASH program will also benefit from funding from the Pilot Program on Climate Resilience (PPCR), a funding window of the Climate Investment Funds. The proposed lending operation, which will be designed and managed by the MIF, is expected to provide long-term loans to selected microfinance institutions in Haiti, which will on-lend to sorghum farmers for investments in adaptive and productivity enhancing practices.


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Blue Harvest: Efficient Coffee Production Using Sustainable Watersheds

The Nicaraguan Corredor Seco is a dry, tropical forest region that is highly susceptible to the effects of climate change. This vulnerability mainly manifests itself in more frequent droughts, an increase in average temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns.

Agricultural activity in the area is being seriously affected, with the coffee production sector, the main source of income for rural residents of El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, being hit particularly hard. The MIF, in partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Keurig Green Mountain coffee company have implemented an innovative initiative called "Blue Harvest,” which incorporates soil and water conservation, price-risk management, and market access to develop a comprehensive, integrated strategy to make small coffee producers in Central America more competitive and improve their access to markets.

The project will directly benefit 3,500 producers in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, and more than 45,000 farmers, families and local representatives will indirectly benefit from the work on watersheds, which affect many rural communities.

Due to the project beneficiaries’ high level of vulnerability to the effects of climate change, Proadapt will help to strengthen the adaptive capacities of key economic sectors in the region.


PROJECT NEWS AND BLOGS

Blogs

-The MIF will support sustainable “Blue Harvest” project for 3,500 small coffee producers in Central America’s Dry Corridor

-Coffee


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Improving Resilience to Manage Impacts of Climate Change in the Montijo Gulf in Panama

Artisanal fishermen and micro tourism entrepreneurs in coastal communities in the Gulf of Montijo in Panama face the consequences of climate change (CC) and its negative impact on their productive activities. The result is a growing need to implement adaptation measures that reduce the vulnerability of both sectors.

This project will address the vulnerability of these coastal populations of low-income Gulf of Montijo. It will facilitate consensus and implementation of CC adaptation measures to improve the resilience of critical productive activities for their livelihood. New and existing value chains in the fishing and tourism sectors will be strengthened by increasing the number of beneficiaries, creating local capabilities, incorporating new product alternatives / responsible services, and improving resource use in preparation for a possible shortage due to changes in the ocean and coasts. This project will also contribute to develop distribution channels, support small farmers and markets, value chains that are adaptive to CC, and entrepreneurship by women.

The direct beneficiaries will be artisanal fishermen and community-based tourism entrepreneurs in coastal communities that are vulnerable to climate change. The project will contribute to economic, social and environmental sustainability of productive activities critical for coastal communities in Panama, strengthening the resilience of artisanal fishermen and tourist MSMEs in vulnerable coastal areas in the Gulf of Montijo. The executing agency of the project is MarViva, whose mission is to promote the conservation and sustainable use of marine and coastal ecosystems in the Eastern Tropical Pacific (PET).


Video presentation of MarViva

PROJECT NEWS AND BLOGS

Blogs

-MIF and MarViva will strengthen climate resilience of fishermen and microentrepreneurs in Panama’s Gulf of Montijo

-Historias de Éxito - MarViva Proyecto BID FOMIN

-FOMIN/BID y MarViva firman convenio de cooperación técnica


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Financing Water Adaptation in Jamaica’s New Housing Sector

Drought and shifting patterns of rainfall are affecting water prices across Jamaica and aggravating the strain on the water supply, which along with other constraints has led to periodic water service interruptions. This project, by demonstrating the market for greater water efficiency in Jamaica, will contribute to greater conservation of this resource in housing.

The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) has approved an operation to enable investments in efficient water technologies and practices in newly built housing in Jamaica. The project will promote related business opportunities and entrepreneurship in climate resilience and improve the conservation of water throughout the country.

Jamaican National Building Society (JNBS) is the executing agency for this operation. JNBS will on-lend PPCR resources to housing developers and construction companies for water efficient products and measures. The investments financed will improve water availability, reduce household water bills, and reduce the risk of water disruptions during increased periods of drought that result from climate change.


The Proadapt program grant will support technical assistance activities aimed at complementing the loan interventions and will focus on:

-Providing the business and financial cases of water efficiency in companies and households;

-building local capacity in water adaptation measures;

-supporting a climate resilience entrepreneurship program; and

-raising awareness of the opportunities presented by water efficiency for local businesses, financial institutions, civil society and the Government of Jamaica.

PROJECT NEWS AND BLOGS

-Consultancy to Support the Pilot Programs for Climate Resilience in Jamaica – Private Sector Set Aside for PPCR

-JN partners with IDB on water conservation loans

-JN Bank Helping To Improve Water Efficiency Technology In Jamaica

-Gov't endorses JN water adaptation project


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Proadapt Belize - Increasing Climate Change Resilience and Related Business Opportunities

A low-lying coastal country in the western Caribbean region of Central America, Belize is vulnerable to a wide range of climate risks such as cyclonic winds, coastal flooding and storm surge, and ocean warming and acidification. By raising awareness among stakeholders on the importance of climate resilience, this project aims to increase private-sector climate resilience in Belize at the enterprise level in the construction sector, while also helping local stakeholders to capitalize on the growing demand for products and services that help buyers to better manage exposure to climate phenomena including flooding, sea level rise, cyclonic winds and heat waves. Thus, the project incorporates both supply and demand side perspectives in one operation.

The project includes a Climate Resilience Training Program for the construction sector targeting SMEs, and a toolkit for Climate Resilient Credentials and Certification including incentives to encourage compliance with building standards will be developed. The Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) will be the Executing Agency of this project, and responsible for coordinating collaboration among strategic stakeholders, such as the Institute for Technical and Vocational Education Training, the Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA) and the Development Finance Corporation (DFC) of Belize.

These partnerships will seek to implement climate-resilient measures that deliver both private and public benefits, and will include assistance on practical measures to improve the resilience of buildings, climate-resilient freshwater collection, distribution and storage, flood-proofing of waste and waste water management systems, protection of coastal ridges and vegetative belts, diversification of energy services with renewable sources and other areas.


PROJECT NEWS AND BLOGS

- Increasing Climate Change Resilience and Related Business Opportunities


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Supporting Climate Resilient Investments in the Agricultural Sector in St. Lucia

The island of St. Lucia, located in the Windward island chain of the Caribbean, has traditionally depended heavily on bananas production as a driver of exports and GDP. However, the combination of loss of access to preferential EU markets and an accelerated impact of climate change, specifically increased temperatures and changes in rainfall patterns, has resulted in a significant decline in the island’s agricultural sector and fish catch, negatively impacting both livelihoods of rural populations and heightening exposure to food security issues.

The main objective of the project is to strengthen the viability of agri-business operators in the southern region of St. Lucia within the context of climate change. The proposed project is highly innovative as it will deliver financial support for the adoption of climate resilient practices and improved livelihoods for small producers in St. Lucia. It has potential to be replicable and scalable with support of the public and private sector.

A model has been developed to achieve this objective with three inter-related elements: (i) support for capacity building and financing of climate resilient practices by small producers in the targeted region; (ii) development and leverage of new, more sustainable and profitable market channels in the island’s tourism and retail sectors; and (iii) strengthening of cooperative structures to organize independent small producers and ensure that quality, pricing and quantities required for transactions with larger scale buyers are achieved and maintained.


It is expected that 154 producers will access financing to implement climate resilient technologies and practices, that sales volume of farmers output increase by 100%, that 85 hectares of farmlands are cultivated using sustainable practices.


PROJECT NEWS AND BLOGS

- SUPPORTING CLIMATE RESILIENT INVESTMENTS IN THE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR IN ST. LUCIA

- AN ASSESSMENT OF THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR IN SAINT LUCIA