Development of a Green Climate Fund Proposal for

Enhancing Adaptive Capacity and Climate Resilience of Vulnerable Farming Communities and Agro-pastoral Systems in Semi-Arid Areas of Tanzania


The project objective is to develop a substantiated and detailed proposal for the Green Climate Fund (GCF), for a 5-year project for “Enhancing Adaptive Capacity and Climate Resilience of Vulnerable Farming Communities and Agro-pastoral Systems in Semi-Arid Areas of Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar – ECCRA project”. The proposed project focuses on the agro-pastoral farming systems of three semi-arid regions in mainland Tanzania and the coastal systems of Zanzibar Island.

A detailed assessment of the regions’ socio-economic context, agriculture value chains (existing and potential), landscapes, and climate change projections in these regions has starkly revealed the need to both upgrade targeted value chains, and to increase their climate resilience, and to greatly improve the climate resilience of landscapes to enhance land use outputs and to improve water security. Financial and economic modelling has shown that upgrading value chains for sunflower, sorghum, livestock, seaweed, and common beans, among others, e.g. through establishing public private partnerships for processing facilities that in turn will increase market access, will improve farmer incomes and increase local GGP, while farmers (and landscapes) will also benefit from  implementing climate resilient technologies and practices that reduce their input costs and increase their resilience to droughts, floods and temperature rise.

OneWorld’s activities in this project involves various feasibility studies to support a GCF proposal for a 5-year small-scale farming climate resilience project. The project includes updating the concept note, developing technical feasibility studies, various sector assessments, stakeholder engagements, site visits.

The specific technical feasibility assessments include: private sector and producer associations assessment, emissions and energy efficiency assessment, environmental and social safeguards assessment, economic and financial appraisal and gender analysis and mainstreaming into project proposal.

The feasibility study was underpinned by thorough and targeted stakeholder engagement and gender sensitive participatory analysis.

Project Data

Client: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Enabel (on behalf of the Ministry of Finance, Government of Tanzania)

Project duration: April 2020 – February 2021

Region:Tanzania 

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