A Green Climate Fund-financed project in Zambia is helping farmers to adapt to increased floods and droughts with field schools, advanced climate-resilient planting techniques, and new business opportunities, with support from UNDP.
Led by the Local Government Division of the Ministry of Local Government Rural Development and Cooperatives, the Local Government Initiative on Climate Change (LoGIC) project built a Community Resilience Fund, providing small-scale grants (up to US$350) to households in highly vulnerable areas to enable them to undertake proven, incremental, ‘low-regret’ adaptation activities with immediate benefits for their income, food security, and well-being.
UNDP Issues Brief on Resilient Food and Agriculture
As climate change continues to drive food insecurity, addressing the risks of climate change across the value chain – especially agricultural products that are important to food and nutrition security – will yield significant adaptation benefits to vulnerable small producers and rural communities at large. This will support global efforts to end hunger and poverty, build more effective farming practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and accelerate the ambition of Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement.
Creating a Sustainable Food Future
The UNDP Green Commodities Programme exists to improve the national, economic, social, and environmental performance of agricultural commodity sectors.
The purpose of this centre is to provide a fast-tracked, demand-driven mechanism for African countries to access grant resources that support policies, initiatives, and best practices on climate change, food security, access to water, and clean energy, accelerating progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SCALA responds to the urgent need for increased action to cope with climate change impacts in the agriculture and land-use sectors. SCALA supports twelve countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to build adaptive capacity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to meet targets set out in National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), as well as contribute to the SDGs. UNDP and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are co-leading this €20 million (2021-2025) with funding from the German Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through its International Climate Initiative (IKI).