Thursday, October 12, 2017

WFP Mobilizes Grant From The Green Climate Fund To Protect Farmers From Climate Change

ROME – A project designed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the government of Senegal to make smallholder farmers in West Africa better able to cope with the impact of climate change has been approved by the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The US$10 million project will benefit some 400,000 smallholder farmers and vulnerable people in Senegal, helping them become more resilient to climate shocks such as drought which has afflicted much of Africa in recent decades.

The project, the first to have been submitted by WFP to the Fund, was approved by the 18th GCF Board Meeting in Cairo, Egypt. It will be managed by the government of Senegal in partnership with WFP.

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